Audio Introductions

Audio introductions are a specialist service offered by The Royal Opera House and English National Opera for their blind and visually impaired patrons.

The audio introduction is relayed over the wireless/infra red loop at the theatre shortly before the start of each performance. It can be accessed by means of a discreet, light weight headset which is available from the theatre staff.

The commentary is usually about ten minutes in length and provides production details of the setting, characters and costumes. It also contains background information about the production, and a brief synopsis of the first Act. A shorter, five minute commentary covering later scenes and Acts  is available during each interval.

Sightlines audio introductions are available for the following productions:
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28 September 2017 Aida The English National Opera, London Coliseum 0207 845 9300 
5 October 2017 Barber of Seville The English National Opera, London Coliseum 0207 845 9300 
12 October 2017 Les Vepres Siciliennes The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 0207 304 4000 
18 October 2017 Keneth MacMillian: A Celebration The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden 0207 304 4000 
21 October 2017 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 0207 304 4000 
26 October 2017 Rodelinda The English National Opera, London Coliseum 0207 845 9300 
30 October 2017 Lucia de Lammermore The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 0207 304 4000 
6 November 2017 Three Ballets; The Illustrated Farewell/The Wind/Untouchable.  The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden 0207 304 4000 
18 November 2017 Marnie The English National Opera, London Coliseum 0207 845 9300 
19 November 2017 Semiramide Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 0207 304 4000 
23 November 2017 Sylvia The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden 0207 304 4000 
2 December 2017 Cavalleria Rustacana / Pagliacci The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 0207 304 4000 
5 December 2017 The Nutcracker The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden 0207 304 4000 
14 December 2017 Rigoletto The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 0207 304 4000 
8 January 2018 Salome The Royal Opera Ouse, Covent Garden 0207 304 4000 
15 January 2018 Tosca The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 0207 304 4000 
19 January 2018 Giselle The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 0207 304 4000 
1 February 2018 Satyagratha The English National Opera, London Coliseum 0207 304 9300 
6 February 2018 Carmen The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 0207 304 4000 
13 February 2018 The Winter's Tale The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden 0207 304 4000 
13 February 2018 Iolanthe The English National Opera, London Coliseum 0207 304 9300 
1 March 2018 A Midsummers Night's Dream The English National Opera, London Coliseum 0207 304 9300 
15 March 2018 Bernstein Centenary - Three Ballets The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden 0207 304 4000 
16 March 2018 La Traviata The English National Opera, London Coliseum 0207 304 9300 
29 March 2018 The Marriage of Figero The English National Opera, London Coliseum 0207 304 9300 
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