The Royal Opera House is one of London's most iconic venues and if you have yet to have the pleasure of experiencing its majesty, this summer could be the perfect time to put things right.
Over the next few months, some of the most amazing operas and ballets ever written will be performed on its stage, giving you the opportunity to enjoy shows that you may have always wanted to see but never got round to doing so.
One such show is Manon Lescaut, one of Puccinni's finest works, which will return to Covent Garden after a 30 year absence. Given the significance of this opera and the fact that it has not been performed in the Royal Opera House for three decades, this is an event that it is not to be missed.
How about another Puccinni classic in the form of La Boheme? Produced by Jonathan Copley, this tale brings 19th-century Paris to London, promising a wonderful evening's entertainment for couples to enjoy.
Another opera which is well worth a watch is Donizetti's tragic tale Maria Stuarda. Mary, Queen of Scots, has been thrown in prison by her cousin Elizabeth I of England. In an attempt to broker peace, the Earl of Leicester begs Elizabeth to reconcile with her cousin, however, the earl's interest in Mary exacerbates the situation, making for a wonderful story of love, jealousy and envy.
Opera is not the only flavour on the menu either, as there will be some excellent ballets performed throughout the summer.
Among the highlights is the Royal Ballet School Annual Performance, which gives you the opportunity to see some of the brightest ballet talents in the UK. These young performers have bright futures ahead of them, so you can be sure that the show will score highly for entertainment value.
If you like your theatre performances to be slightly out of left field then H.K Gruber's cabaret opera Gloria - A Pigtale should be just the thing.
It tells the story of Gloria - a pig - who falls in love with a butcher and ultimately needs saving from the chop by Rodney the wild boar.
Whatever your taste, you can be sure the Royal Opera House has something for you to enjoy over the next few months.