Announcing the 2022/23 Season (2023)

Announcing the 2022/23 Season

The Royal Opera House today announces its 2022/23 Season, unveiling a rich range of new work, world premieres and beloved revivals.


Alex Beard (Chief Executive, Royal Opera House)

Wednesday 6 April 2022, 7am

Public booking opens on Wednesday 27 July

The Royal Opera House today announces its 2022/23 Season, unveiling a rich range of new work, world premieres and beloved revivals. Over 40 productions, performed by an incredible roster of international stars and created in collaboration with global companies, will be accompanied by more than 200 events and activities in our stunning Covent Garden Home, and outreach programmes reaching more than 27,000 children across the UK.

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This Season, The Royal Ballet offers a diverse range of classic and contemporary choreography, showcasing the artistry and virtuosity of its acclaimed dancers and emerging talent. Eight world premieres – including a new work by Olivier Award-winning choreographer Crystal Pite; a piece by New York-based choreographer Pam Tanowitz, set to music by Grammy-nominated composer Anna Clyne; a new production by Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor, featuring designs by the late Carmen Herrera; and his Dark Crystal: Odyssey – join beloved works from the Company’s heritage. Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling is revived at the start of the Season, marking the 30th anniversary of the choreographer’s death. And the genius of Royal Ballet founding choreographer Frederick Ashton is celebrated with a new production of Cinderella, 75 years after its premiere with Moira Shearer and Michael Somes, now completely redesigned by a world-class creative team that includes set designer Tom Pye, Oscar-winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne and lighting designer David Finn.

In November, to mark 60 years of the Friends of the Royal Opera House, a stunning roster of Principals perform in The Royal Ballet: A Diamond Celebration – an evening that comprises three world premieres, George Balanchine’s Diamonds, and the Company’s first performance of For Four by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon. Other revivals across the Season include Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty, Peter Wright’s enduringly popular The Nutcracker, and Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works, for which he was awarded the Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Classical Choreography and an Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production.

In December, Ben Duke’s Lost Dog present a world premiere in the Linbury Theatre, co-produced by The Royal Ballet and designed as an alternative for the Christmas Season. Three major UK dance companies, working at the choreographic cutting-edge, showcase work there too. Cassa Pancho’s Ballet Black bring Black Sun and Say It Loud; Carlos Acosta’s acclaimed Acosta Danza share six short works encompassing classical, contemporary and Cuban influences; and Northern Ballet perform a family-friendly fairytale, Ugly Duckling, and a mixed programme by three contemporary choreographers: Dickson Mbi, Stina Quagebeur, and Olivier Award-winner Mthuthuzeli November. In his second year as Royal Ballet Emerging Choreographer, Joseph Toonga creates his first new Main Stage work for the Company, and up-and-coming talent shine in both International Draft Works and Next Generation Festival.

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Production photo of Woolf Works ©2015 ROH. Photograph by Tristram Kenton

(Video) 2022/23 Season Announcement

From The Royal Opera come 11 brand-new productions and an astonishing range of revivals. This includes two headliners: Kaija Saariaho’s unmissable new opera Innocence – based on Sofi Oksanen’s novel and staged by acclaimed theatre director Simon Stone – which makes its long-awaited UK premiere after opening at Festival D’Aix-en-Provence last summer; and a new production of Rusalka, with Asmik Grigorian returning to perform the title role, joining British artists Sarah Connolly, David Butt Philip, Matthew Rose and Emma Bell in a contemporary re-imagining of Dvořák’s lyric fairy tale, co-created by Natalie Abrahami and Ann Yee, conducted by Semyon Bychkov.

In his 20th year as Music Director of The Royal Opera, Antonio Pappano conducts two spectacular new Verdi productions. Robert Carsen’s Aida opens in September, starring Elena Stikhina and, in the second run, Angel Blue in the title role; Il trovatore opens in June 2023, bringing acclaimed director Adele Thomas back to Covent Garden following the success of Bajazet (2022) and Berenice (2019). Pappano, the Royal Opera House’s longest serving Music Director, will also conduct a new production of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck in May 2023 – an opera he conducted during his first Season at ROH in 2002, which this year stars Christian Gerhaher in the title role, and sees director Deborah Warner return to Covent Garden following the extraordinary critical success of Peter Grimes.

This Season, the Company continues its exploration of Handel’s Covent Garden works with two productions: Arminio, not seen in Covent Garden since 1737 and brought to life by a dazzling cast and creative team of Jette Parker Artists; and a new production of Alcina, directed by Richard Jones, conducted by Baroque specialist Christian Curnyn, starring acclaimed soprano Lisette Oropesa and mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo. It continues its Benjamin Britten cycle with a shattering new production of The Rape of Lucretia – staged by Director of The Royal Opera Oliver Mears and performed by talent drawn from the Jette Parker Artists Programme and Britten Pears Young Artists Programme.

The Linbury Theatre continues to showcase trailblazing works by the brightest talents. Matt Copson and Anna Morrissey co-direct Last Days, composed by ROH/Guildhall School Composer-in-Residence Oliver Leith and adapted from Gus Van Sant's cult 2005 film, loosely based on the final days of Kurt Cobain. January sees the UK premiere of Irish National Opera’s Least Like the Other – a searing portrait of Rosemary Kennedy, a hidden member of the American political dynasty, directed by Netia Jones, with Fergus Sheil conducting Brian Irvine’s explosive score. Woman at Point Zero, inspired by Egyptian writer Nawal El Saadawi’s seminal novel, opens in June as part of Shubbak Festival 2023; and History of the Present – Maria Fusco’s semi-autobiographical, groundbreaking new film-opera marking the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement – opens in July. Both are also part of the Engender Festival.

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Production photo of Innocence ©Jean Louis Fernandez

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International and British talent perform in revivals of beloved operas: Lise Davidsen in Tannhäuser opposite Stefan Vinke, and in Don Carlo with Brian Jagde, conducted by Daniele Rustioni; Bryn Terfel in The Barber of Seville, conducted by Rafael Payare; Anna Pirozzi, Russell Thomas, and Ermonela Jaho in Turandot; Malin Byström in Salome and in Tosca, opposite Gwyn Hughes Jones. Later in the Tosca run, Freddie De Tommaso reprises his acclaimed performances as Cavaradossi, joining Natalya Romaniw and Erwin Schrott; in late autumn, Richard Jones’ production of Puccini’s La bohème is sung by three spectacular casts that include Juan Diego Flórez and Danielle de Niese, conducted by, among others, Kevin John Edusei, making his ROH debut; and Jonas Kaufmann performs the title role in Werther opposite former Jette Parker Young Artist Aigul Akhmetshina.

This Season sees us celebrate the many outstanding performers gracing our stage, and the huge breadth of talent across creative teams. In particular, we welcome many extraordinary female conductors and composers. Keri-Lynn Wilson conducts La traviata, and Corinna Niemeyer, Susanna Mälkki and Joana Mallwitz make their House conducting debuts with The Rape of Lucretia, Innocence and The Marriage of Figaro respectively. In the Linbury Theatre, Woman at Point Zero brings together composer Bushra El-Turk, librettist Stacy Hardy, and conductor Kanako Abe. On the Main Stage, Wayne McGregor’s world premiere features music by Anna Thorvaldsdottir, one of the most in-demand composers today, and Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern sees the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House under the baton of Zoi Tsokanou for the very first time.

And it also makes clear our belief that working in collaboration with international companies and creatives makes our art forms richer. Four Royal Ballet productions are co-productions: Cinderella with The National Ballet of Canada, Ben Duke’s world premiere with Lost Dog, Crystal Pite’s new work with The Norwegian National Ballet, and Wayne McGregor’s The Dark Crystal: Odyssey with Studio Wayne McGregor in association with The Jim Henson Company. Five Main Stage operas are too: Aida with Lyric Opera of Chicago; Alcina with the Metropolitan Opera, New York; Il trovatore with Opernhaus Zürich; Don Carlo with the Metropolitan Opera and Norwegian National Opera and Ballet; and Innocence with Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Dutch National Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Finnish National Opera and Ballet. Two productions slated for the Linbury Theatre involve major UK partners: Oliver Mears’ The Rape of Lucretia is a co-production with Britten Pears Arts, and Last Days is a co-commission with Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Woman at Point Zero brings together LOD muziektheater, All Arias Festival (deSingel Antwerpen, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Concertgebouw Brugge and Muziektheater Transparant Antwerp), Shubbak Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg and Britten Pears Arts. Each team brings a wide range of experiences, diverse perspectives, and different talents.

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Everybody Dance ©2019 ROH. Photograph by Rachel Cherry

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Across the Season, a number of these productions will be broadcast LIVE to UK and international cinemas. Our cinema programme has brought world-class productions to audiences across the globe since 2008. It continues this year to expand our reach and contribute to the vital recovery of cinema worldwide. Full details will be announced in the coming months, alongside information regarding our online streaming offer.

Offstage, our Learning and Participation programmes will reach more schools than ever before, developing deeper partnerships with communities in the West Midlands, North-East and elsewhere across the country. The Royal Opera House’s partnership with Castand Doncaster Council will continue, commencing with the postponed Royal Ballet gala in the borough on 23 and 24 September – which includes a curtain raiser performance with 300 primary school children and five Royal Ballet dancers. Our Create and Learn series will introduce ballet, opera and theatrecraft into the classroom, inspiring students from Key Stage 1 onwards. We will work with over 40 schools in Thurrock, boost access to the arts across the East of England through ROH Bridge, and nurture young talent through Chance to Dance and Youth Opera Company.

In house, over 20,000 young people from across the UK will attend one of six Schools’ Matinees, with dedicated schools’ pricing at a reduced cost. 200 events will take place in Covent Garden, with 14,000 families welcomed for Family Sundays; 22 Insights, offering a unique behind-the-scenes look at our resident companies, will be broadcast online for free. Our year-long #ThankYouNHS programme, which has welcomed 10,000 NHS workers so far, will culminate with a Paul Hamlyn Christmas Treat performance of The Nutcracker for nurses, and our free-to-join Young ROH scheme will continue, offering over 10,000 subsidised tickets and access to an exclusive performance of Woolf Works.

Join us in-person, watch in cinemas, or experience our work through programmes country wide. Tickets are from £4 across the Season.


Is FAFSA changing 2023? ›

Changes to the FAFSA Form

Due to changes in student eligibility for Title IV funding, the 2023-24 FAFSA form no longer contains selective service or drug conviction questions. In addition, students will no longer register for selective service through the FAFSA process.

Is FAFSA changing for 2024? ›

Starting the 2024–25 Award Year, the FAFSA Simplification Act requires changes to most aspects of the processes and systems used to award federal student aid, including acquiring a new interface to directly receive federal tax information from the IRS.

Did the FAFSA Simplification Act pass? ›

In an effort to make the application process easier for students and their families, Congress passed the FAFSA Simplification Act on Dec. 27, 2020.

What tax year does FAFSA use for 2023? ›

Your Federal Income Tax Return

On the 2023–24 FAFSA form, you (and your parents, if you are a dependent student) will report your 2021 income.

What is the maximum Pell Grant for 2023? ›

Amounts can change yearly. The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $6,895 for the 2022–23 award year (July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023).

What semesters does FAFSA 2022 23 cover? ›

For example, if your classes begin in the Summer 2022, Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 semesters, submit the FAFSA for the 2022-2023 academic year. If your program of study begins with classes in the Summer 2023, Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 semesters, please submit the FAFSA for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Is 2022 2023 too late for FAFSA? ›

2022–23 Academic Year

The FAFSA form must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2023. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 9, 2023.

What year do I need for 2022 2023 FAFSA? ›

The FAFSA form asks for income and taxes paid according to lines on the IRS tax forms for 2020, the “base year” for 2022–2023. Data from the completed tax year is used as a predictor of the family's financial situation for the current year.

Who qualifies for Pell Grant 2023? ›

Basic eligibility rules for Pell Grants

Attend a participating academic program either full time or part-time student as an undergraduate. Have earned a high school diploma. Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident. Not be in default on any federal student loans.

What age does FAFSA stop giving you money? ›

Is there an age limit for receiving federal student aid? No, there's no age limit. Almost everyone is eligible for some type of federal student aid. The adult student still needs to complete the FAFSA form, and make sure not to miss any deadlines, just like any other student.

Why was Pell grant reduced? ›

Some of the most common reasons your grant funds may be reduced are: You didn't enroll full time. Pell Grants are prorated for part-time enrollment, You didn't begin attending all of your classes before the financial aid lock date.

When can I fill out 2023-2024 FAFSA? ›

For federal aid, submit your application as early as possible, but no earlier than October 1, 2022. We must receive your application no later than June 30, 2024. Your college must have your correct, complete information by your last day of enrollment in the 2023-2024 school year.

Why does FAFSA use 2 year old taxes? ›

The FAFSA requests family income information from two years prior. This lets families easily use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA, a resource that quickly pulls in tax information and makes completing the FAFSA much simpler.

Should I fill out the FAFSA if my parents make a lot of money? ›

Should I apply for FAFSA if my parents are rich? It's a legitimate question and the answer is yes, you should complete the FAFSA even if you think your parents make too much money for financial aid. You might be surprised that you are eligible for aid you didn't think you'd qualify for.

How many years back does FAFSA look? ›

FAFSA looks back 2 years to determine what your income will be for the upcoming school year. For example, if your child is going to be a freshman in college in the fall of 2020, you will report your 2018 income on the FAFSA application.

How much income is too much for FAFSA? ›

There are no income limits on the FAFSA. Instead, your eligibility for federal student aid depends on how much your college costs and what your family should contribute. Learn how your FAFSA eligibility is calculated and other ways to pay for college if you don't qualify for federal student aid.

How much Federal Pell Grant can you get lifetime? ›

The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds you may receive over your lifetime is limited by federal law to be the equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding. Since the amount of a scheduled Pell Grant award you can receive each award year is equal to 100%, the six-year equivalent is 600%.

What is the largest Pell Grant? ›

The maximum Federal Pell Grant for the 2022–23 award year (July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023) is $6,895.

What months does the 22 23 FAFSA cover? ›

For example, for the 2022 - 2023 FAFSA the 2022 - 2023 award year is July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

Am I screwed if I missed the FAFSA deadline? ›

Plan to submit your FAFSA form by the earliest due date for your best chance at financial aid. Missing deadlines takes you out of the running for money you could get. Some states and colleges continue to award aid to FAFSA latecomers, but your chances get much slimmer, and the payout is often lower.

Does FAFSA give you money every semester? ›

Generally, your school will give you your grant or loan money in at least two payments called disbursements. In most cases, your school must give you your grant or loan money at least once per term (semester, trimester, or quarter).

What months does FAFSA 2023 24 cover? ›

The beginning of the 2023–24 FASFA® cycle was Oct. 1, 2022. The application is available until June 30, 2024—but be sure to remind your students that some funds are limited, so it's a good idea to apply as soon as possible.

What color is the 2022 2023 FAFSA? ›

Blue (2022-2023) Yellow (2023-2024)

Is FAFSA first come first serve? ›

Each October, the FAFSA is available for the next school year. It is best to fill it out as early as you can because some aid is first come, first served. When you complete the FAFSA, you'll need to provide personal and tax information. You may be able to automatically retrieve your tax information from the IRS.

Does 2022 2023 FAFSA cover summer classes? ›

Yes, you may be able to get financial aid for your summer classes. For the most part, federal financial aid (obtained by completing the FAFSA) and student loans work the same during summer sessions as they do during the regular school year.

What documents are needed for 2022 2023 FAFSA? ›

Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA form using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool) Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable) Records of untaxed income (if applicable)

What disqualifies you from financial aid? ›

Incarceration, misdemeanors, arrests, and more serious crimes can all affect a student's aid. Smaller offenses won't necessarily cut off a student from all aid, but it will limit the programs they qualify for as well as the amount of aid they could receive. Larger offenses can disqualify a student entirely.

What GPA do you need to keep Pell Grant? ›

To be eligible for federal student aid and college financial aid, a student must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). This generally consists of maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (i.e., at least a C average) and passing enough classes with progress toward a degree.

What is the lowest Pell Grant? ›

The 2022-23 Award Year maximum Pell Grant Scheduled Award amount is $6,895 and the minimum is $692 (assuming full-time enrollment).

What happens to the FAFSA money you don't use? ›

After all the bills at the school are paid, however, there might be money left over. In that case, your school's financial aid office or bursar's office will refund the money to you in a separate disbursement. The office may send you a check, or the money might be deposited in your checking account.

What age is the cut off for student loan? ›

Student loans, on the other hand, are written off after a period of time. Plan 1 loans are written off once you turn 65 if you began your studies in the academic year 2005/06 or earlier, while from 2006/07 or later, they are written off 25 years after the April you were first due to repay.

Does FAFSA go off your parents income? ›

As a dependent student, you're assumed to have parental support, so your parents' information has to be assessed along with yours to get a full picture of your family's financial strength and calculate your Expected Family Contribution.

Is the Pell Grant being doubled? ›

For full-time students with an EFC between roughly $6,000 and $12,000, doubling Pell provides a new Pell grant award, since eligibility is now doubled as well.

Why did FAFSA give me nothing? ›

You didn't complete the FAFSA

The FAFSA is used by the Department of Education and schools to determine a student's eligibility for financial aid. If you did not complete the FAFSA for the academic year when you are seeking aid, you won't receive any.

What to do when Pell Grant runs out? ›

If you've exhausted other options and still need additional funds to help you pay for school, contact your school's financial aid office to find out if you're eligible for additional federal student loans.

Does FAFSA check your bank account balance? ›

Students selected for verification of their FAFSA form may wonder, “does FAFSA check your bank accounts?” FAFSA does not directly view the student's or parent's bank accounts.

Who files FAFSA parent or child? ›

The answer, actually, is not really one or the other. Rather, both the parent and the student need to complete information on the FAFSA.

Does FAFSA want income before or after taxes? ›

For parents and students, the FAFSA utilizes the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) figure from the relevant tax return as a starting point for income-related calculations.

Do parents who make $120000 still qualify for FAFSA? ›

There is no set income limit for eligibility to qualify for financial aid through. You'll need to fill out the FAFSA every year to see what you qualify for at your college. It's important to make sure you fill out the FAFSA as quickly as possible once it opens on October 1st for the following school year.

How do upper middle class families pay for college? ›

Students and families who do not qualify for Federal Pell Grants and Institutional need-based aid have several different options including scholarships, Federal Work Study, Federal loans for students, Federal loans for parents, private educational loans, and family savings and out-of-pocket payments, including payment ...

Can you get financial aid if your parents make 200k? ›

The good news is that the Department of Education doesn't have an official income cutoff to qualify for federal financial aid. So, even if you think your parents' income is too high, it's still worth applying (plus, it's free to apply).

Do colleges look at parents income? ›

Student and parent income are big factors when colleges hand out financial aid. But only some income counts. Here's what you need to know about how your and your family's income can affect your financial aid eligibility.

Does having money in your bank account affect financial aid? ›

Basically, the financial aid works like this: The more countable assets owned, the higher the EFC will be. The higher the EFC, the less financial aid a student is eligible for. Assets counted toward the EFC include: Cash, savings, checking accounts, money market funds and certificates of deposit.

How do I hide assets for financial aid? ›

How to Shelter Assets on the FAFSA
  1. Shift reportable assets into non-reportable assets.
  2. Reduce reportable assets by using them to pay down debt.
  3. Shift reportable assets from the student's name to the parent's name.

What year is 2023 2024 FAFSA based on? ›

The FAFSA form asks for income and taxes paid according to lines on the IRS tax forms for 2021, the “base year” for 2023-2024. Data from the completed tax year is used as a predictor of the family's financial situation for the current year.

What is the 2023 2024 FAFSA for? ›

You use the FAFSA form to apply for federal student aid, such as grants, work-study, and loans. In addition, most states and colleges use information from the FAFSA form to award nonfederal aid.

What is the deadline for FAFSA for fall 2023? ›

The FAFSA deadline for the 2022-2023 academic year is June 30, 2023. This means that a student would have between October 1, 2021 and June 30, 2023 to file their FAFSA application for the 2022-2023 school year.

Who is eligible for FAFSA 2023 24? ›

Basic FAFSA eligibility requirements

Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen with a valid Social Security number (with certain exceptions). Have a high school diploma or a GED certificate. Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a qualifying degree or certificate program.

What is the earliest date you can submit your 2022 2023 FAFSA application? ›

To be considered for federal student aid for the 2023–24 award year, you can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form between Oct. 1, 2022, and 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2024. Any FAFSA form corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept.

Is FAFSA only good for 4 years? ›

FAFSA is generally good for one full academic year, beginning in the fall. However, it's important to check when the FAFSA is due because deadlines can change. See also: How Long Does FAFSA Last?

Does FAFSA work for 5 years? ›

Pell Eligibility: Students who are eligible for federal Pell Grants are subject to a lifetime limit of six years of funding.

Does FAFSA give you money after 4 years? ›

This grant is something you can obtain if you are eligible and have applied for FAFSA. You can have that grant for all four years, however, if you have used up all 12 semesters (which is 6 years), or have received your first professional degree, you are no longer eligible for this grant.

What happens if you don't fill out FAFSA? ›

If you don't complete the FAFSA, you won't be able to receive federal financial aid. You may also be ineligible for certain types of institutional and state aid. If you're unable to complete the FAFSA due to missing information or difficulty with the form, contact your college financial aid office for additional help.

What year is 2022 2023 FAFSA based on? ›

The FAFSA form asks for income and taxes paid according to lines on the IRS tax forms for 2020, the “base year” for 2022–2023. Data from the completed tax year is used as a predictor of the family's financial situation for the current year.

What is the federal Pell Grant for 2023 24? ›

On December 29, 2022, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, which included a $500 increase to the maximum Pell Grant. The maximum Pell Grant award for the 2023-2024 award year is $7,395, and the corresponding maximum Pell Grant eligible expected family contribution (EFC) is 6656.


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