Royal Opera House Pocket Photobook

Published: 22 September 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber

Royal Opera House

A compact photo guide to the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera House by Harry Cory Wright with an introduction by Alex Beard CBE, is on sale now.

This fifth title in the Pocket Photo Books series offers an immersive experience of the Royal Opera House via 120 photographs by Harry Cory Wright that capture the splendour of this London landmark.

Wright’s photographs explore every aspect of the Royal Opera House, from the red-and-gold auditorium designed by Edward Middleton Barry and the rehearsal spaces of The Royal Ballet to the behind-the-scenes workshops where props, wigs, costumes, sets and even weaponry are created on-site.

The present building—the third on the Covent Garden site following two fires—opened in 1858 and has been known as the Royal Opera House since 1892. The Covent Garden complex was extensively transformed in several phases during the late 20th and early 21st centuries.