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.