The Royal Opera House is home to two of the world’s great artistic companies, The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera House has a central role to play in cultivating a healthy future for opera and ballet not only at home but across the Globe. The Royal Opera House not only re-imagines the great masterpieces of the past, but also invests in new works, invests in exceptional talent and innovative ideas and invests in our theatre building.
Building new audiences is a key part of the Royal Opera House’s vision. Audiences must be grown and developed, not only through innovative marketing techniques but by extending and expanding reach through a wide variety of activity. For both Companies new work has always been central to their programming, between them creating more than thirty-five works over the last 15 years, and they have extensive plans to commission exciting composers to make new work for both theatre spaces.
The Royal Opera has plans to develop its already established and very successful Young Artist’s Programme, supporting the artistic development of talented singers from across the world at the beginning of their career. Learning and Participation activity continues to expand, providing inspirational learning opportunities to tens of thousands of people each year. The film and broadcast team supports an extensive media programme, screening 14 productions to cinemas worldwide each season, arranging free outdoor screenings to parks in the summer, broadcasting on TV and radio and streaming on the internet.