Audio Introductions

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

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 - fifteen 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.

Audio introductions are available for every performance but the productions listed below are in repertory and so are not performed every night. For further information and to book tickets please contact the venue directly. For your additional information, the dates of the first and last performances appear underneath the title.


Click on the production title to obtain further details


My Fair Lady

22 July - 27 August

English National Opera, The London Coliseum

The Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning production of My Fair Lady comes to London in Summer 2022, the first major West End revival of Lerner & Loewe’s much-loved musical for 21 years.


Website: https://www.eno.org

Our box office team are on live chat Monday to Friday between 10.00-18.00.

Email: box.office@eno.org

Tel: 020 7845 9300

Salome

9 September 2022 - 1st October

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Desired by all who see her, Salome, the daughter of King Herod, is used to getting what she wants. But her passion for John the Baptist (Jokanaan) turns into an insatiable longing that can only be satisfied with blood.

Website: https://www.roh.org.uk

Booking Office: 0207 304 4000


Madama Butterfly

12 September - 1 October 2022

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion and community, she learns all too late that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merely an illusion – with tragic consequences.

Website: https://www.roh.org.uk

Booking Office: 0207 304 4000


Aida

25 September - 12 October 2022

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Love and duty collide and nations clash in Verdi's political drama, starring Elena Stikhina and Angel Blue and conducted by Antonio Pappano and Mark Elder.

Website: https://www.roh.org.uk

Booking Office: 0207 304 4000


Tosca

30 September - 4 November 2022

English National Opera, The London Coliseum

Compromise is for the weak: and Tosca is nothing of the sort.

With her artist beau Cavaradossi (Adam Smith) competing for her affections against the sadistic police chief Scarpia (Noel Bouley), Tosca’s (Sinead Campbell Wallace) story becomes intertwined with the tumultuous political landscape of Rome itself.



Website: https://www.eno.org

Our box office team are on live chat Monday to Friday between 10.00-18.00.

Email: box.office@eno.org

Tel: 020 7845 9300





Mayerling

5 October - 30 November 2022

Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues – a true story told through ballet.

Website: https://www.roh.org.uk

Booking Office: 0207 304 4000

La Boheme

14 October - 17 November 2022

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Puccini's opera of passion, friendship and heartbreak features a star-studded cast, conducted by Kevin John Edusei, Evelino Pidò and Paul Wynne Griffiths.

Website: https://www.roh.org.uk

Booking Office: 0207 304 4000

New Ballet by Crystal Pite

18 October - 3 November 2022

The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

Crystal Pite returns to the Royal Opera House, transforming her critically acclaimed ballet Flight Pattern into a full-length world premiere.

Website: https://www.roh.org.uk

Booking Office: 0207 304 4000

The Yeoman of the Guard

3 November - 2 December 2022

English National Opera, The London Coliseum

The Tower of London is the scene for a tangled web of melancholy and mirth in Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved operetta, The Yeomen of the Guard. The arrival of a travelling troupe of performers sparks forbidden romances, fantastical plots and unrequited love.


Website: https://www.eno.org

Our box office team are on live chat Monday to Friday between 10.00-18.00.

Email: box.office@eno.org

Tel: 020 7845 9300


Alcina

8 - 26 November 2022

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Wild fantasies and dark desires come to life in Richard Jones’s intoxicating new staging of Handel’s fantastical opera.

Website: https://www.roh.org.uk

Booking Office: 0207 304 4000

The Royal Ballet - A Diamond Celebration

16 - 19 November 2022

The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

The Royal Ballet’s dazzling Principals lead an evening not to be missed, their sparkling talents a perfect fit for a diamond anniversary. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Friends of Covent Garden, this programme recognises the amazing support of all ROH Friends past and present.

Website: https://www.roh.org.uk

Booking Office: 0207 304 4000

It's a Wonderful Life

25 November - 10 December 2022

English National Opera, The London Coliseum

Christmas is for friends, family and guardian angels


Website: https://www.eno.org

Our box office team are on live chat Monday to Friday between 10.00-18.00.

Email: box.office@eno.org

Tel: 020 7845 9300


Tosca

28 November - 21 December 2022

The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Set in Rome, 1800, Puccini's sweeping operatic thriller combines romance, Revolution, and a devastating twist.

Website: https://www.roh.org.uk

Booking Office: 0207 304 4000

The Nutcracker

6 December 2022 - 14 January 2023

The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

Discover the enchantment of ballet with this sparkling festive treat for the whole family. Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed.

Website: https://www.roh.org.uk

Booking Office: 0207 304 4000

The Magic Flute

16 December 2022 - 28 January 2023

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

A spectacular Queen of the Night, a chattering bird-man, and a quest for love and enlightenment.


Website: https://www.roh.org.uk

Booking Office: 0207 304 4000