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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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AIDA (1984) Original Royal Opera Poster
AIDA (1984) Original Royal Opera Poster

TITLE: AIDA             DATE: 1984   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.   PRODUCTION CREDITS: Luciano Pavarotti, Katia Ricciarelli, Stefania Toczyska, Paata Burchuladze, Ingvar Wixell. The Royal Opera.  Conductor: Zubin Mehta.   NOTES:  Poster for the Royal Opera Company's important new production of Verdi's Aida with Luciano Pavarotti as Radames and  Katia Ricciarelli as Aida.  The poster design is by Pet Halmen, who also designed the costumes for this staging.  The production opened at Covent Garden on 2nd June 1984 and ran for 7 performances to 22nd June 1984.  Provenance: Ex-Anthony Gasson Collection......

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GBP165.00
AIDA (1994) Original Royal Opera Poster
AIDA (1994) Original Royal Opera Poster

TITLE: AIDA             DATE: 1994   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: The Royal OPERA House.   PRODUCTION CREDITS: Cheryl Studer as Aida, Luciana d' Intino as Amneris, Dennis O'Neill as Radames. The Royal Opera.  Director: Elijah Moshinsky.   NOTES:  Beautiful poster printed in deep blue and rich gold on heavy paper. Photograph of Stela of Tjeti (limestone, eleventh dynasty, from Thebes), overlaid with a colour photograph entitled 'Young Afar Woman' by Robert Estall.  For the production staged 16 June 1994 - 22 July 1994.   CONDITION: Grade A. Rolled (but has been stored flat since new).  MINT...

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GBP125.00
ALBERT HERRING (1989) Original Royal Opera Poster
ALBERT HERRING (1989) Original Royal Opera Poster

TITLE: ALBERT HERRING             DATE: 1989   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: The Royal Opera House.   PRODUCTION CREDITS: The Royal Opera. John Graham-Hall, Eirian James, Patricia Kern, Pauline Tinsley, Felicity Palmer, Elizabeth Gale, Derek Hammond-Stroud.  Conductor: Roger Norrington.   NOTES:  Poster for the premiere of the Royal Opera Company's staging of Benjamin Britten's comic opera, directed by Peter Hall.  This first production by the Royal Opera opened at Covent Garden on 1st May 1989.  Poster designed by Evans May features a photograph by Guy Gravett of the Glyndebourne production, set against a candy stripe background.   CONDITION:.....

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GBP75.00
ALCESTE (1981) Original Royal Opera Poster
ALCESTE (1981) Original Royal Opera Poster

TITLE: ALCESTE             DATE: 1981   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.   PRODUCTION CREDITS: Janet Baker, Matthew Best, Maldwyn Davies.  Conductor: Charles Mackerras.   NOTES:  POSTER for the premiere of the Royal Opera Company's new production of Gluck's's opera.  It opened on November 26 1981 and ran for 6 performances to December 15 1981.  On opening night, the role of Admete was sung by Robert Tear during Acts I and II, after which he was unable to continue and was replaced in Act III by David Hillman.  POSTER design is by Adrian.....

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GBP125.00
ALCINA (1992) Original Royal Opera Poster
ALCINA (1992) Original Royal Opera Poster

TITLE: ALCINA             DATE: 1992   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.   PRODUCTION CREDITS: Yvonne Kenny, Judith Howarth, Stafford Dean, Kathleen Kuhlmann, Ann Murray, Anthony Rolfe Johnson.  Conductor: John Fisher.   NOTES:  POSTER for the premiere of the Royal Opera Company's new production of the opera by George Frideric Handel.  It opened on December 18 1992 and ran for 7 performances to January 22 1993.   POSTER design is by Holly Warburton.  Provenance: Ex-Anthony Gasson Collection.   CONDITION: Grade A. Rolled (but has been stored flat since new).  MINT...

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GBP95.00
ANDRE CHENIER (1984) Original Royal Opera Poster SIGNED
ANDRE CHENIER (1984) Original Royal Opera Poster SIGNED

TITLE: ANDRE CHENIER             DATE: 1984   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.   PRODUCTION CREDITS: Jose Carreras, Rosalind Plowright, Bernd Weikl. Conductor: Richard Armstrong.   NOTES:  London premiere of Umberto Giordano's opera. POSTER for the production staged at Covent Garden on 10th February 1984. SIGNED by Jose Carreras, Rosalind Plowright and Bernd Weikl.  Provenance: Ex-Anthony Gasson Collection.   CONDITION: Grade A. Rolled (but has been stored flat since new).  MINT...

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GBP185.00
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (1976) Original Royal Opera Poster SIGNED
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (1976) Original Royal Opera Poster SIGNED

TITLE: ARIADNE AUF NAXOS             DATE: 1976   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.   PRODUCTION CREDITS: Heather Harper, Geraint Evans, Thomas Allen, Norma Burrowes, Paul Crook, Francis Egerton, John Fryatt.  Conductors: Edo de Waart, Ed Spanjaard.   NOTES:  Opera by Richard Strauss with libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Royal Opera House premiere was staged at Covent Garden on 6 December 1976 and ran for 7 performances to 15 January 1977. SIGNED by Heather Harper on opening night "To Katherine my sincere greetings, Heather Harper, Dec 6th 1976".  POSTER artwork depicts Ariadne (played.....

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GBP165.00
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (1985) Original Royal Opera Poster SIGNED
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (1985) Original Royal Opera Poster SIGNED

TITLE: ARIADNE AUF NAXOS             DATE: 1985   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.   PRODUCTION CREDITS: Jessye Norman, Kathleen Battle, Rosalind Plowright, Celina Lindsley, Ann Murray, Norman Bailey, Franz-Ferdinand Nentwig.  Conductors: Jeffrey Tate, David Syrus.   NOTES:  Opera by Richard Strauss with libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. This new production was staged at Covent Garden on 17 June 1985 and ran for 8 performances to 5 July 1985. SIGNED by Jessye Norman and Kathleen Battle.  Poster printed by J & P Atchison.  Provenance: Ex-Anthony Gasson Collection.   CONDITION: Grade A. Rolled (but.....

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GBP165.00
ATTILA (1990) Original Royal Opera Poster
ATTILA (1990) Original Royal Opera Poster

TITLE: ATTILA             DATE: 1990   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: The Royal Opera House.   PRODUCTION CREDITS: The Royal Opera. Ruggero Raimondi, Ramon Remedios, Josephine Barstow, Giorgio Zancanaro, Dennis O'Neill, John Tranter.  Conductor: Edward Downes.   NOTES:  Poster for the Royal Opera and Royal Opera House premiere of this new production of Verdi's opera.  It opened on October 13th 1990 and ran for 8 performances to 3rd November 1990.  Poster designed by Dewynters illustrated with a green-tinted photograph of a high-relief Classical stone carving of a battle scene, lettered and highlighted in gold.   CONDITION: Grade A......

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GBP65.00
BILLY BUDD (1979) Original Royal Opera Poster
BILLY BUDD (1979) Original Royal Opera Poster

TITLE: BILLY BUDD             DATE: 1979   FORMAT: 30 x 20 inches   VENUE: The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.   PRODUCTION CREDITS: Geraint Evans, Thomas Allen, Richard Lewis, John Dobson.  Conductor: Edward Downes.   NOTES:  POSTER for the Royal Opera Company's revival of Benjamin Britten's opera in the Two Act version.  It opened on March 5th 1979 and ran for 6 performances to March 22 1979.  The striking poster is screenprinted by J & P Atchison.  Provenance: Ex-Anthony Gasson Collection.   CONDITION: Grade A. Rolled (but has been stored flat since new).  Mint..

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GBP135.00

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