Royal Albert Hall Announces January 2012 Listings
The Royal Albert Hall was built to fulfil the vision of Prince Albert (Queen Victoria's consort) of a 'Central Hall' that would be used to promote understanding and appreciation of the Arts and Sciences and would stand at the heart of the South Kensington estate, surrounded by museums and places of learning.
Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM
From Friday 6 January
Due to overwhelming demand, Cirque du Soleil return to London with their hugely popular and record-breaking show, TOTEM.
Inspired by founding myths, this spectacular production traces the journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly.
Afternoon and evening VIP Tapis Rouge packages including food, drink, souvenirs and pre-show
reception are available for selected dates.
Corporate hospitality packages are available.
There will be an Oxfam Benefit performance on Friday 10 February at 8pm.
Tickets: £25 - £90
Thursday 23 February - Sunday 11 March
No opera matches the grandeur and spectacle of Verdi’s Aida. This spectacular new in-the-round production will recreate a world of eternal love within the ruins of Ancient Egypt. This epic work explores the devastating consequences of a classic love triangle and gave Verdi the perfect opportunity to compose some of his most poignant arias and powerful music, including the famous TriumpHal March.
Director - Stephen Medcalf
Set and Costume Design - Isabella Bywater
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Musical Director - Andrew Greenwood
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
VIP and corporate hospitality packages are available.
There will be an audio described performance on Saturday 3 March at 2.30pm.
Tickets: £21.50 - £75
MORE AT THE HALL
Monday 30 January, 8pm
A night of music celebrating the very best in French contemporary artists, featuring Phoebe Kildeer and The Short Straws, Melanie Pain & Maxence Cyrin.
FAMILY IGNITE: WHEN I GROW UP…
Tuesday 14 February, 12pm & 2.30pm
Join Albert’s Band, Royal Albert Hall Education’s resident orchestra, for an interactive musical exploration into what we want to be when we grow up!
Sunday 19 February, 7.30pm
The virtuoso violinist brings his theatrical, daring and hugely impressive Till Dawn Sunday show to the Elgar Room.
Tuesday 21 February, 7.30pm
Montenegrin guitarist Miloš Karadagli´c brings his extraordinary technique and impressive musicality to the Elgar Room.
Laugh out loud at our comedy series, featuring some of the hottest names in contemporary comedy today.
In association with Avalon Promotions. Over 16s only.
Thursday 23 February – Peacock and Gamble: Emergency Broadcast
LATE NIGHT JAZZ
Enjoy late night jazz by dynamic young artists, cocktails and fabulous food.
Supported by Jazz FM and Markson Pianos.
Music from 9.45pm
Wednesday 1 February – Shirt Tail Stompers
Wednesday 15 February – Trio Manouche
Wednesday 29 February – The Joanna Eden Quartet
CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNINGS
Enjoy music by exciting young classical music artists from 11am in partnership with the Royal College of Music. Music from 11am
Sunday 5 February – Ensemble de Trianon
Sunday 19 February – Ariana Kashefi & Alison Rhind
Tickets: £11 (including coffee/tea and a pastry)
Free lunchtime jazz and world music from 12 noon – just turn up and enjoy in the relaxed atmosphere of the Café.
Wednesday 25 January – Basin Street Brawlers
Tuesday 7 February – Junior ignite: Giovani Quartet
Friday 24 February – Moishe’s Bagel
Enjoy a two-course brunch menu and vibrant live music from 12 noon. The perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy a lazy Sunday brunch!
Sunday 19 February– The Darius Brubeck Quartet
Charlie Wood Trio
Tickets: £28.50, £15 under 12s
REFLECT- FREE EXHIBITION SERIES
THE ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY:
INTERNATIONAL IMAGES FOR SCIENCE
Monday 27 February – Sunday 25 March
Fifty stunning and beautiful images of hidden worlds beyond man’s usual vision are showcased in this highly acclaimed exhibition from The Royal Photographic Society.
Free Open Days:
Saturday 24 March, 11am – 3pm
Sunday 25 March, 11am – 3pm
Ground floor corridor. Enter through Door 1
Join our entertaining guides for a journey through the fascinating history of this iconic building and experience the excitement inside one of the most famous entertainment venues in the world. For further information please call the Box Office.
13 The Dubliners
14 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Choral Favourites
15-18 Classical Spectacular
20-23 Lang Lang – Beethoven Concerto Cycle
24 David Sylvian
6 Messiah on Good Friday
7 Show of Hands
15 The Very Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein
16 Noah and the Whale
17-18 Il Divo
20 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Symphonic Rock
22 St George’s Day Gala
2 George Michael: Symphonica *RESCHEDULED DATE*
3 Bruce Forsyth: Live on Stage
4 Imelda May
5 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Film Music Gala
6 The Night of 1000 Voices
7 Brit Floyd – The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
8 Juan Diego Florez
18-20 Swan Lake on Ice
22 Laura Pausini
23-24 Elvis Costello
26-27 Salvation Army: ‘I’ll Fight’ Congress
31 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gala
1 Elgar at the Royal Albert Hall
2 A Gala for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
6 Netrebko / Kaufmann / Scrott
8 The Chieftains
9 Grand Organ Gala
19 Valentina Lisitsa
22-24 West Side Story