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OPERA POSTERS.  The majority of our opera posters were produced for productions at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.  All our posters are guaranteed to be originals which were produced for display in London and elsewhere to advertise the ORIGINAL production. Until the late 1970s it was not usual for the Royal Opera to produce individual posters for each production and, instead, these were usually generic 'house style' posters that listed seasons of operas with dates of performances.  From the 1980s onwards, however, the Royal Opera House began to issue beautifully designed posters for each production.  Because these typically ran for only 6 or 7 performances the numbers produced for advertising purposes were necessarily few in number.  The production quality of these posters is particularly fine and they were usually printed on stout, good quality paper in rich colours, often lettered or highlighted in gold.  ROH posters were usually issued in 2 sizes but with identical designs - double crown (30 x 20 inches) and play bill (20 x 13 inches). From an early date the artistic worth of these posters was acknowledged and the ROH retained two copies of each POSTER for its own collection and examples are also housed at the Victoria and Albert Museum.  Scroll down for a selection of our opera posters for sale.

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MANON LESCAUT (1983) Original Royal Opera Poster SIGNED
MANON LESCAUT (1983) Original Royal Opera Poster SIGNED

TITLE: MANON LESCAUT                  DATE: 1983   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches     VENUE: The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.   PRODUCTION CREDITS: Kiri Te Kanawa, Placido Domingo, Thomas Allen, Forbes Robinson, Robin Leggate. The Royal Opera.  Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli.   NOTES:  Opera by Giacomo Puccini. Royal Opera Gala performance staged at Covent Garden on 3 May 1983. SIGNED by Kiri Te Kanawa boldly in gold ink 'Kiri'. POSTER design by Richard Bird from a photograph of Kiri Te Kanawa by Zoe Dominic.  Provenance: Ex-Anthony Gasson Collection.   CONDITION: Grade A. Rolled (but has been stored flat since new). .....

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GBP285.00
MIDLAND BANK PROMS 1989 (1989) Original Royal Opera Poster
MIDLAND BANK PROMS 1989 (1989) Original Royal Opera Poster

TITLE: MIDLAND BANK PROMS 1989             DATE: 1989   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, Covent Garden,  London.   PRODUCTION CREDITS:  Royal Opera Company. Nigel Kennedy.   NOTES:  Poster for the 1989 Midland Bank Prom Concerts staged July 10 - 15, 1989 at the Royal opera House, including 'Le Nozze Di Figaro', 'L'Italiana In Algeri', 'Cavalleria Rusticana', and a jazz evening with Nigel Kennedy and London Wasp Factory.   CONDITION: Grade A.  Rolled (but has been stored flat since new).  MINT...

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GBP85.00
MITRIDATE (1993) Original Royal Opera Poster
MITRIDATE (1993) Original Royal Opera Poster

TITLE: MITRIDATE             DATE: 1993   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, Covent Garden,  London.   PRODUCTION CREDITS:  Royal Opera Company. Bruce Ford, Lillian Watson, Jacquelyn Fugelle, Ann Murray, Luba Orgonasova, Jochen Kowalski, Justin Lavender.  Conductor: Paul Daniel.   NOTES:  Poster for Royal Opera's revival of Mozart's opera staged for 6 performances 15th October to 3rd November 1993 at Covent Garden.  The POSTER shows superimposed images of a falconer in shades of yellow, blue and green.   CONDITION: Grade A.  Rolled (but has been stored flat since new).  MINT...

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GBP125.00
MOSES IN EGYPT (1994) Original Royal Opera Poster
MOSES IN EGYPT (1994) Original Royal Opera Poster

TITLE: MOSES IN EGYPT             DATE: 1994   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, Covent Garden,  London.   PRODUCTION CREDITS:  Royal Opera Company. Ruggero Raimondi, Justin Lavender, Bruce Ford, Simone Alaimo, Ann Murray, Philip Doghan, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Patricia Bardon.  Conductor: Paolo Olmi.   NOTES:  Poster for the production premiere of this Royal Opera staging of Rossini's opera.  It opened at Covent Garden on 23rd May 1994, running for 7 performances to June 11th 1994.  Striking and dramatic POSTER of Egyptian images against a background of scratched stone is from photography by Ewan Fraser.   CONDITION:.....

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GBP125.00
PETER GRIMES (1988) Original Royal Opera Poster
PETER GRIMES (1988) Original Royal Opera Poster

TITLE: PETER GRIMES             DATE: 1988   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, Covent Garden,  London.   PRODUCTION CREDITS:  Royal Opera Company. Jon Vickars, Jacque Trussel, Josephine Barstow, Victor Braun.  Conductor: John Barker.   NOTES:  Poster for a revival of Benjamin Britten's 'Peter Grimes' by the Royal Opera Company at Covent Garden.  This had 6 performances from 17th May - 11th June 1988.  Poster designed by Stevens Richardson with images of Jon Vickars as Peter Grimes manipulated from photographs by Zoe Dominic.   CONDITION: Grade A.  Rolled (but has been stored flat since new).  MINT...

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GBP95.00
PETER GRIMES (1990) Original Royal Opera Poster
PETER GRIMES (1990) Original Royal Opera Poster

TITLE: PETER GRIMES             DATE: 1990   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, Covent Garden,  London.   PRODUCTION CREDITS:  Royal Opera Company.   NOTES:  The exact date of this Royal Opera production is uncertain but it was for a series of performances at the Royal Opera House from 18th - 28th October, circa 1990.  It features a powerful image of a hand being thrust out of the earth.   CONDITION: Grade A.  Rolled (but has been stored flat since new).  MINT...

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GBP85.00
PETER GRIMES (1995) Original Royal Opera Poster
PETER GRIMES (1995) Original Royal Opera Poster

TITLE: PETER GRIMES             DATE: 1995   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, Covent Garden,  London.   PRODUCTION CREDITS:  Royal Opera Company. Ben Heppner, Roderick Earle, Eric Garrett, Peter Savidge, Claire Powell, Robin Leggate.  Conductor: Arturo Tamayo.   NOTES:  Poster for Andrew Sinclair’s revival of Royal Opera production of Benjamin Britten's opera.  This production opened at Covent Garden on 8th April 1995 and ran for 4 performances to 22nd April 1995.  Poster illustrated with blue and green tinted photographs of a mountainous landscape superimposed on the chest of a man.   CONDITION: Grade A.  Rolled (but.....

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GBP85.00
PRINCE IGOR (1990) Original Royal Opera Poster
PRINCE IGOR (1990) Original Royal Opera Poster

TITLE: PRINCE IGOR             DATE: 1990   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, Covent Garden,  London.   PRODUCTION CREDITS:  Royal Opera Company. Sergei Leiferkus, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Elena Zaremba, Paata Burchuladze, Nicola Ghiuselev, Robin Leggate, Alexei Steblianko.  Conductor: Bernard Haitink.   NOTES:  Royal Opera Company's premiere of this new production of Borodin's 'Prince Igor' with choreography after Fokine. This premiered at the Royal Opera House on 2nd February 1990. POSTER shows a detail of 'The Battle of the Polovtsians' by Sergei Kobuladze printed in dramatic red and black with central figure in gold and lettered in gold.....

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GBP125.00
ROMEO ET JULIETTE (1994) Original Royal Opera Poster
ROMEO ET JULIETTE (1994) Original Royal Opera Poster

TITLE: ROMEO ET JULIETTE             DATE: 1994   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, Covent Garden,  London.   PRODUCTION CREDITS:  Royal Opera Company. Roberto Alagna, Leontina Vaduva, Paul Charles Clarke, David Wilson-Johnson, Richard Halton, Peter Sidhom, Sarah Walker.  Conductor: Charles Mackerras.   NOTES:  Premiere of the Royal Opera Company's production of Gounod's opera which opened at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 28th October 1994.  Poster designed by Anthea Pender shows a detail from the painting 'The Student' by Daniel Maclise.   CONDITION: Grade A.  Rolled (but has been stored flat since new).  MINT...

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GBP85.00
THE KING GOES FORTH TO FRANCE (1987) Original Royal Opera Poster
THE KING GOES FORTH TO FRANCE (1987) Original Royal Opera Poster

TITLE: THE KING GOES FORTH TO FRANCE             DATE: 1987   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.   PRODUCTION CREDITS: Ian McDiarmid, Kim Begley, Mikael Melbye, Stafford Dean, Eilene Hannan, Valerie Masterson, Sarah Walker.  Conductor: Okko Kamu.   NOTES:  POSTER for the British, Royal Opera House and Royal Opera Company's premiere of Aulis Sallinen's The King Goes Forth To France.  It opened at Covent Garden on 1st April 1987 and ran for 6 performances to 13th April 1987. The poster printed by Capital Print and Display Ltd.  Provenance: Ex-Anthony Gasson Collection.   CONDITION:.....

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GBP125.00

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