Opens Wednesday 8 November 2023
Tickets from £9 
 L-R: (Jephtha) Allan Clayton, (Iphis) Jennifer France, (Storgé) Alice Coote, (Zebul) Brindley Sherratt, (Hamor) Cameron Shahbazi ©2023 Marc Brenner

Rehearsal images have been released for The Royal Opera’s new production of Handel’s final masterpiece Jephtha, which opens for six performances on the main stage at Covent Garden on Wednesday 8 November 2023.
L-R: Conductor Laurence Cummings, Movement Director Anna Morrissey, Director Oliver Mears
(Jephtha) Allan Clayton (Iphis) Jennifer France ©2023 Marc Brenner

  (Hamor) Cameron Shahbazi ©2023 Marc Brenner

In this epic new staging, Director of The Royal Opera, Oliver Mears directs an outstanding, largely British cast including Allan Clayton, Jennifer France, Alice Coote, Brindley Sherratt and Cameron Shahbazi. Jephtha will mark the main stage debut of conductor Laurence Cummings – one of Britain’s most exciting and versatile exponents of historical performance both as a conductor and a harpsichord player.  Jephtha is the latest in the Handel Covent Garden series, following the Olivier Award-winning production of Alcina, as well as Theodora, Berenice and Susanna. First performed on this site in 1752, Jephtha is now given its first performances at Covent Garden since Handel’s death.

 Jephtha – Allan Clayton ©2023 Marc Brenner

Jephtha runs from 8-24 November 2023. Tickets are available on the Royal Opera House website.