The Royal Opera’s artistic directors, Antonio Pappano, Music Director, and Kasper Holten, Director of Opera, today outlined their artistic plans for new operas to be presented at the Royal Opera House from 2013 to 2020. More than 15 new operas will be presented, both on the main stage and in the Linbury Studio Theatre. Four composers will also be given an unprecedented challenge to work on an epic operatic event for 2020.
Day: 10 January 2013
STOMP has just celebrated the most successful year in its 11-year West End run. The multi-award winning, international hit show has enjoyed a phenomenal year at its London home, with 135,000 walking through the doors of the Ambassadors, breaking the record for highest annual audience ever at the theatre.
Disney’s THE LION KING defied industry expectations in a year that many industry experts had predicted would be challenging for theatres. Performing to almost 800,000 people at London’s Lyceum Theatre, the show grossed over £38.6M – breaking its own record for the eighth consecutive year and once again setting a new record for highest grossing year in West End theatre history.