/International Opera Houses : 2015 Schedules January – July

International Opera Houses : 2015 Schedules January – July

2015 is closing in so I’ve already started doing a bit of research about opera schedules for various houses and thought I’d share them with you. Based on my research, so far, Vienna and Berlin have the best opera schedules. Might need to book flights soon! Ok, grab your pencil and filofax (or google calendar) ready!


  • Use these schedules as a prelimiary list of operas taking place in 2015 from January – July. (I have added some operas taking place post-July as this information was available on some website.)
  • Hyperlinks are added for operas as well as their respective opera houses for more information
  • Make sure to have a look at the dates of the operas you would like to see as some opera houses may show the opera later in the year as well.
  • I have added operas based on the date of the opening night. For example, if an opera’s opening night is on the February this DOES NOT mean that the opera is only showing in February. Always check the link and check updates from the opera house website.
  • Be wary that dates and cast changes may take place.
  • List will include Bayerische Staatsoper, Barbican Centre and Royal Festival Hall soon.

Royal Opera House, London, UK (website)

January Orfeo, Andrea Chénier, Onegin

February Der fliegende Holländer Die Zauberflöte

March Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny  Madama Butterfly

April Il turco in Italia

May Król RogerThe Virtues of Things La traviata La bohème

June King Size The Cure / The Corridor Dot, Squiggle and Rest Don Giovanni Guillaume Tell

July FalstaffPeter Pan

English National Opera, London, UK (website)

February The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, La Traviata The Indian Queen

March Sweeney Todd

April Between Worlds

May Pirates of Penzance Carmen

June The Queen of Spades

La Scala, Milan, Italy (website)

January Die Soldaten

February The Coronation of Poppea AidaLucio Silla

March Carmen

May Turandot CO₂ Lucia di Lammermoor

June Cavalleria rusticana Tosca

July Otello The Barber of Seville

August La bohème

September L’elisir d’amore

Palais Garnier/ Opera Bastille, Paris, France (website) 

January Don Giovanni Ariadne auf Naxos  DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL

February Pelléas et Mélisande

March FaustLe Cid

April RusalkaThe Magic Flute

May Le Roi Arthus

June AlcesteAdriana Lecouvreur

Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, New York, United States (website)

January Hansel & Gretel The Merry Widow Les Contes d’Hoffmann La Bohème  Iolanta / Bluebeard’s Castle

February Met+Juilliard presents Gluck’s ‘Iphigénie en Aulide’ La Donna del Lago

Britten’s ‘The Rape of Lucretia’ Liederabend

March  Don Giovanni AlcinaLucia di Lammermoor Don Carlo

April Sarah Connolly, Le Nozze di Figaro’

Copenhagen Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark (website) 

January Der Rosenkavalier Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District Lulu Die Zauberflöte Sun goes up, Sun goes down

February Alcina

March cosi fan tutte Maskarade Opera Academy Concert

April Saul and david

May Les vêpres siciliennes

Vienna Staatsoper, Vienna, Austria (website)

January  Rigoletto Die Fledermaus Die Zauberflöte Il barbiere di Siviglia

Tosca Madama Butterfly Simon Boccanegra Pique Dame SalomeTristan und Isolde

February Verklungene Feste | Josephs Legende L’elisir d’amore Andrea Chénier

Don Carlo (ital.) La Juive Jacques Fromental Halévy I puritani

March WertherLady Macbeth von Mzensk La traviata AidaToscaElektra

April ParsifalDer Rosenkavalier Anna Bolena UndineL’Italiana in Algeri Eugen Onegin Don Pasquale

May NabuccoDas Rheingold Die Walküre SiegfriedLa cenerentola  Götterdämmerung

June FidelioDon Giovanni  The Tempest Cardillac

Teatrodi San Carlo, Naples, Italy (website) 

January Andrea Chénier

February Tristano e Isotta

March Turandot

May Luisa Miller L’Isola Disabitata Orfeo ed Euridice

June La Cenerentola

November La Traviata

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia (website)

January Madama Butterfly ToscaLa bohème The Magic Flute Great Opera Hits

February Faust

March Aida

June Turandot

July Don Carlos La Traviata

Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia 

JanuaryThe Story of Kai and Gerda  La Boheme La Traviata Boris Godunov The Fiery Angel

February Don Carlo Baroque. A Journey Festival. England Così fan tutte,ossia La scuola degli amanti  The Queen of Spades

March Prince Igor The Enchantress

April Rigoletto Eugene Onegin Le Nozze di Figaro

Semperoper, Dresden, Germany (website)

January La bohème Hansel and Gretel KönigskinderPelléas et Mélisande Die Fledermaus / The Bat King Arthur Die Zauberflöte / The Magic Flute

February Mise en abyme / Reflection Giulio Cesare in Egitto / Julius Caesar in Egypt Semper Soiree

March Il barbiere di Siviglia / The Barber of Seville Der fliegende Holländer / The Flying Dutchman Orlando

Die lustige Witwe / The Merry Widow

April Simon Boccanegra ToscaThe Freischütz

June Le nozze di Figaro / The Marriage of Figaro Don Carlo

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden Germany- (website)

March Der Rosenkavalier Le Damnation de Faust  

Apri l The Little Rosenkavalier

May La Traviata Carmina Burana

June Orfeo

BayreutherFestspiele, Germany (2015 Summer Festival) (website)

July Tristan und Isolde  Das Rheingold  Die Walküre  Siegfried Der fliegende Holländer

August Götterdämmerung  

Deutsche Oper Berlin (website) 

January The Magic Flute La Traviata Lady Macbeth ToscaThe Marriage of Figaro Hänsel & Gretel  The Barber of Seville

February Lucia di Lammermoor Elektra read more Tannhäuser and the Singers’ Contest at Wartburg read more Gold / Tischlerei  read more Samson and Dalila  read more

March The Swallow / Premiere read more The Girl of the Golden West  read more La Bohème read more Madame Butterfly read more

April Don Carlo Carmen read more Turandot read more La Traviata read more Roméo et Juliette / read more Lohengrin) / read more

May Eugene Onegin Madame Butterfly HoffmannLa Damnation de Faust read more Carmen read more L’elisir d’amore  read more The Love for Three Oranges Roméo et Juliette Nabucco

July Faust