Celebrating 22 Years Of Antonio Pappano

Royal Opera House

London, UK




Soprano  Lisette Oropesa
Soprano  Ermonela Jaho
Soprano  Sondra Radvanovsky
Soprano  Diana Damrau
Soprano  Nadine Sierra
Mezzo-soprano  Aigul Akhmetshina
Tenor  Jonas Kaufmann
Tenor  Xabier Anduaga
Tenor  Freddie De Tommaso
Baritone  Bryn Terfel
Baritone  Carlos Álvarez
Baritone  Gerald Finley
Baritone  Huw Montague Rendall
Baritone  Amartuvshin Enkhbat
Bass  Insung Sim


Antonio Pappano


Join us to celebrate Antonio Pappano’s 22 years as Music Director of The Royal Opera with a once-in-a-lifetime evening of opera highlights. After conducting more than 700 performances with us, Antonio Pappano has programmed a special, celebratory evening with a cast of world-famous guest artists, the Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

All proceeds from this evening will benefit The Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation, enabling us to continue presenting extraordinary performances, remarkable craftmanship and inspiring learning and participation projects.

Premium tickets including seats for the performance, are available in the Grand Tier, Orchestra Stalls and Stalls Circle. These include a donation to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation, invitations to pre-performance and interval receptions, and a post-performance dinner with the cast and members of the Royal Opera House in the Paul Hamlyn Hall. Premium dinner tickets, and performance-only tickets in Orchestra Stalls are not available online. Please email [email protected] to purchase these tickets. All other areas of the auditorium for this Gala performance are available online and by telephoning the Box Office. Friends of Covent Garden booking opens from 20 February 2024. General public booking from 27 March 2024.

The Antonio Pappano Gala is a black-tie optional event. 

Casting information is correct at the time of going to press, but there may be unavoidable changes between now and the performance date.


Antonio Pappano Celebration — the Royal Opera maestro’s regal sendoff

The soprano Lisette Oropesa showed brilliant vocal acting in her Don Pasquale nugget and later soared assuredly over the trio from Der Rosenkavalier. 

the ecstatic conclusion to Rossini’s William Tell, with Finley as the Swiss freedom fighter, Oropesa’s soprano glinting again and the chorus movingly imploring: “Reign over us once more!” 

—  Neil Fisher  •  The Times

Londra, gala celebrativo per l’addio di Antonio Pappano alla Royal Opera House

Lisette Oropesa ha mostrato grandi doti attoriali, duttilità di fraseggio e facilità nelle colorature in “Pronta io son” dal Don Pasquale, ma la vera sorpresa è stata sentirla cantare la parte di Sophie nel trio tratto da Der Rosenkavalier di Richard Strauss con grande consapevolezza stilistica e sensibilità musicale nel plasmare le arcate di suono.

—  Pietro Dall'Aglio  •  Conessi all'Opera