26 January 2016, 8.15pm
Rhapsody/Two Pigeons (Ashton/Rachmaninoff/Messager – The Royal Ballet)
A Frederick Ashton double bill; the witty Rhapsody, with music by Rachmaninoff, and the delicate yet comic The Two Pigeons, with music by Messager and a production including two live pigeons.
(Encore: 31 January 2016, 3.00pm)
4 February 2016, 7.45pm
La traviata (Verdi – The Royal Opera)
Richard Eyre’s traditional 1994 production of Verdi’s ever-popular opera, conducted by Yves Abel, and starring Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva and Albanian tenor Saimir Pirgu.
(Encore: 07 February 2016, 3.00pm)
21 March 2016, 8.15pm
Boris Godunov (Musorgsky – The Royal Opera)
Donizetti’s tragic story of family feuding is presented in a new production by Katie Mitchell, starring Diana Damrau and Charles Castronovo and conducted by Daniel Oren.
(Encore: 27 March 2016, 3.00pm)