London's Royal Opera House Announces Reopening

The Covent Garden opera house schedules to reopen for live audiences on May 17, 2021

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The first performance of the reopening will be Mozart’s "La Clemenza di Tito" — to be directed by Richard Jones and conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.

The Royal Ballet will also return to live performances with three programs of works, including 21st Century ballets. The program will open with Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet Within the Golden Hour and two Royal Ballet premieres by Crystal Pite.

These performances will take place in the Linbury Theatre and will be available via The Royal Opera House's online streaming service at the time of the performances.

There will be more details regarding casting and booking dates released on April 13.

"It is incredibly exciting that we will soon be opening our doors and welcoming audiences back to our beautiful Covent Garden home," Alex Beard, Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House, said. "We can’t wait to bring life back to our stages and the joy of live performance back to our audiences, and I am delighted that we can go back to doing what we do best: performing the world’s best ballet and opera to audiences at home and around the globe."