Royal Opera announces 2011/12 season

The Royal Opera will open its 2011/12 season at London’s Royal Opera House on 12th September with Puccini’s Il Trittico.

A scene from Puccini's Il Trittico, performed by the Royal Opera.

A scene from Puccini's Il Trittico, performed by the Royal Opera.

Comprising three one-act operas, it will be staged in full for the first time by the company since 1965.
Other operatic cycles in the season include a trio of Mozart and Da Ponte comedies and Berlioz’s Les Troyens.
The UK premiere of Miss Fortune, a new opera by Judith Weir, also appears on the programme. A re-working of a Sicilian folk story, Miss Fortune will be directed by Shi-Zheng Chen who staged Damon Albarn’s Monkey: Journey to the West at the venue in 2008.
A new production of Verdi’s Falstaff is also being planned.
Away from the main stage, ROH2, the Royal Opera House’s contemporary studio, will present Heart of Darkness in November, based on Joseph’s Conrad’s novella. The first opera by British composer Tarik O’Regan, it will be co-produced with Opera East.
There will also be the world premiere of a new chamber opera in May 2012. Sum by Max Richter is based on the book Sum: Forty Tales of the Afterlife by David Eagleman. It will be directed by choreographer Wayne McGregor.

The Royal Opera’s 2011/12 season opens with Il Trittico on 12th September. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounts.

For a full list of dates, see the listings here.