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English National Opera (ENO)

ENO presents award winning work that is new, exciting and surprising.

It collaborates with creative talent from across the arts and has a world class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions which have resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York and Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich.

It is committed to developing new audiences for opera through English language performances which are affordable and accessible to everyone. It also provides unique opportunities and pathways for British singers, conductors, directors and designers.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £17,078,058
  • 2013-2014: £17,470,853
  • 2014-2015: £17,925,095

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The Demon Barber in the London Coliseum | Sweeney Todd - ENO

Find out why performing Sweeney Todd at the London Coliseum will be extra special for Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel. Sweeney Todd | London Coliseum | 30 March - 12 April 2014 | Book your seat: http://goo.gl/9So4ab About Sweeney Todd: Emma and Bryn are to star as pie-loving Mrs Lovett and the demon barber Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd, live at the London Coliseum with English National Opera in spring 2015. Find out the macabre secret behind Mrs Lovett’s irresistibly delicious pies when this acclaimed staging comes to ENO in spring 2015, following sell-out performances with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center. English National Opera is thrilled to celebrate Stephen Sondheim’s 85th birthday with this thrilling semi-staged production of one of his most popular works. Performed by an all-star cast and showcasing some of the composer’s most memorable melodies, this grisly entertaining tale at the London Coliseum is not to be missed! Sweeney Todd cast and creative team: Music and lyrics - Stephen Sondheim Book by - Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince Conductor - David Charles Abell Director - Lonny Price Associate Director - Matt Cowart Set Designer - James Noone Costume Designer - Tracy Christensen Lighting Designer - Mark Henderson Sweeney Todd - Bryn Terfel Mrs Lovett - Emma Thompson Sweeney Todd | London Coliseum | 30 March - 12 April 2014 | Book your seat: http://goo.gl/9So4ab ________________________ About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising. Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalo... More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Performing Sweeney Todd: Advice from Stephen Sondheim | ENO

What advice did Stephen Sondheim have for Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson ahead of Sweeney Todd? Find out! Sweeney Todd | London Coliseum | 30 March - 12 April 2014 | Book your seat: http://goo.gl/FDTzdy About Sweeney Todd: Emma and Bryn are to star as pie-loving Mrs Lovett and the demon barber Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd, live at the London Coliseum with English National Opera in spring 2015. Find out the macabre secret behind Mrs Lovett’s irresistibly delicious pies when this acclaimed staging comes to ENO in spring 2015, following sell-out performances with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center. English National Opera is thrilled to celebrate Stephen Sondheim’s 85th birthday with this thrilling semi-staged production of one of his most popular works. Performed by an all-star cast and showcasing some of the composer’s most memorable melodies, this grisly entertaining tale at the London Coliseum is not to be missed! Sweeney Todd cast and creative team: Music and lyrics - Stephen Sondheim Book by - Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince Conductor - David Charles Abell Director - Lonny Price Associate Director - Matt Cowart Set Designer - James Noone Costume Designer - Tracy Christensen Lighting Designer - Mark Henderson Sweeney Todd - Bryn Terfel Mrs Lovett - Emma Thompson Sweeney Todd | London Coliseum | 30 March - 12 April 2014 | Book your seat: http://goo.gl/FDTzdy ________________________ About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising. Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalo... More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

A celebration of the human voice | English National Opera

Here’s what happened when 270 people of all ages from across London, came together in the heart of Brixton in a celebration of the human voice. English National Opera’s Other Voices programme was developed in response to director Peter Sellars's residency and inspired by the themes of the two productions he is directing in our current season – The Gospel According to the Other Mary and The Indian Queen. The ENO Community Choir, The B.I.G. Choir, Streetwise Opera London Explore group and Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School Year 5&6 Choir worked on repertoire inspired by two productions throughout autumn 2014, and came together to share and exchange their songs. Joined by young professional singers from ENO Opera Works, the project culminated in a pop up public performance in Windrush Square, as dusk fell on a late November afternoon. About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising. Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Purcell's London | The Indian Queen | ENO

'Purcell was in the generation that had to reinvent church music and reinvent theatre.' Director Peter Sellars talks about the London of Purcell's lifetime during 17th century. About The Indian Queen: A stunning spectacle colour and vision, Sellars brings Purcell's unfinished opera to the stage in a way that has never previously been possible. The composer's mesmerising score is reworked around a new text with the inclusion of a number of his most ravishing religious anthems. Telling the story of the initial confrontation between Europeans and the Mayans of the New World, this kaleidoscopic production brings together vibrant set designs from the LA-based graffiti artist Gronk, contemporary dance sequences, and powerful spoken word with some of Purcell's most mesmerising music. Conducted by baroque specialist Laurence Cummings, the cast includes the exceptional Julia Bullock, for whom Sellars created the central role, leading British lyric soprano Lucy Crowe, American tenor Noah Stewart, and a significant role for ENO's 'world-class' Chorus (WhatsOnStage). Cast and creative: Conductor: Laurence Cummings Director: Peter Sellars Set Designer: Gronk Teculihuatzin/Doña Luisa: Julia Bullock Doña Isabel: Lucy Crowe Hunahpú: Vince Yi Ixbalanqué: Anthony Roth Costanzo Don Pedro de Alvado: Noah Stewart Don Pedrarias Dávila: Thomas Walker Sacerdote Maya: Luthando Qave Leonor: Maritxell Carrero Book now: http://goo.gl/Oxv88w About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising. Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalo... More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

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Finishing an Unfinished Opera: Purcell's The Indian Queen

'The opera of The Indian Queen by Henry Purcell does not exist - it never existed... Purcell died while writing it, so it's unfinished, it's a fragment.' Director Peter Sellars explains how he's approached staging Purcell's final unfinished opera The Indian Queen. About The Indian Queen: A stunning spectacle colour and vision, Sellars brings Purcell's unfinished opera to the stage in a way that has never previously been possible. The composer's mesmerising score is reworked around a new text with the inclusion of a number of his most ravishing religious anthems. Telling the story of the initial confrontation between Europeans and the Mayans of the New World, this kaleidoscopic production brings together vibrant set designs from the LA-based graffiti artist Gronk, contemporary dance sequences, and powerful spoken word with some of Purcell's most mesmerising music. Conducted by baroque specialist Laurence Cummings, the cast includes the exceptional Julia Bullock, for whom Sellars created the central role, leading British lyric soprano Lucy Crowe, American tenor Noah Stewart, and a significant role for ENO's 'world-class' Chorus (WhatsOnStage). Cast and creative: Conductor: Laurence Cummings Director: Peter Sellars Set Designer: Gronk Teculihuatzin/Doña Luisa: Julia Bullock Doña Isabel: Lucy Crowe Hunahpú: Vince Yi Ixbalanqué: Anthony Roth Costanzo Don Pedro de Alvado: Noah Stewart Don Pedrarias Dávila: Thomas Walker Sacerdote Maya: Luthando Qave Leonor: Maritxell Carrero Book now: http://goo.gl/Oxv88w About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising. Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalo... More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Celebrating Mastersingers: Making the Props | ENO

Each time we look at the Mastersingers set we spot something new. In this short video, our props supervisor Jess takes us through her favourite props that form the beautifully detailed staging. The Mastersingers of Nuremberg: Wagner's comic opera tells the story of a 16th-century guild of amateur poets and musicians (the Mastersingers), in which the tension between creativity and conformity is played out in a society obsessed with rules and regulations. Full of glorious melodies, stirring choruses and thrilling orchestration, it reveals the composer at the height of his powers. Director Richard Jones (Rodelinda, The Girl of the Golden West) brings this spectacular staging to London for the first time. ENO Music Director Edward Gardner conducts an exceptional cast that includes leading Wagnerian bass-baritone Iain Paterson as Hans Sachs and a magnificent chorus of 90 singers. Experience Mastersingers, live at the London Coliseum until 10 March 2015. Tickets from £15 - book your seat today: http://goo.gl/5xrhVZ Reviews: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg opened to an incredible, emotional reception, with ★★★★★ reviews from The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, WhatOnStage, theartsdesk.com... the list goes on! Daily Telegraph ★★★★★ “Explodes with joy” “A total triumph” WhatsOnStage ★★★★★ “A complete company achievement” “Extraordinary” theartsdesk.com ★★★★★ “You’d be mad to miss it” Cast and creative: Conductor: Edward Gardner Director: Richard Jones Set Designer: Paul Steinberg Costume Designer: Buki Shiff Lighting Designer: Mimi Jordan Sherin Choreographer: Lucy Burge Librettist: Richard Wagner after various historical and literary sources Translation Adapted from Frederic Jameson Language: Sung in English, with lyrics projected above the stage Hans Sachs: Iain Paterson Eva: Rachel Nicholls Beckmesser: Andrew Shore Pogner: James Creswell Walther von Stolzing: Gwyn Hughes Jones David: Nicky Spence Kothner: David Stout Magdalene: Madeleine Shaw Night Watchman: Nicholas Crawley Experience Mastersingers, live at the London Coliseum until 10 March 2015. Tickets from £15 - book your seat today: http://goo.gl/5xrhVZ About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising. Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Celebrating Mastersingers: The Apprentices | ENO

Daniel Mullaney from ENO's chorus reveals the responsibilities of a Mastersinger's apprentice and shares his favourite moment from the production. The Mastersingers of Nuremberg: Wagner's comic opera tells the story of a 16th-century guild of amateur poets and musicians (the Mastersingers), in which the tension between creativity and conformity is played out in a society obsessed with rules and regulations. Full of glorious melodies, stirring choruses and thrilling orchestration, it reveals the composer at the height of his powers. Director Richard Jones (Rodelinda, The Girl of the Golden West) brings this spectacular staging to London for the first time. ENO Music Director Edward Gardner conducts an exceptional cast that includes leading Wagnerian bass-baritone Iain Paterson as Hans Sachs and a magnificent chorus of 90 singers. Experience Mastersingers, live at the London Coliseum until 10 March 2015. Tickets from £15 - book your seat today: http://goo.gl/OgBOjn Reviews: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg opened to an incredible, emotional reception, with ★★★★★ reviews from The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, WhatOnStage, theartsdesk.com... the list goes on! Daily Telegraph ★★★★★ “Explodes with joy” “A total triumph” WhatsOnStage ★★★★★ “A complete company achievement” “Extraordinary” theartsdesk.com ★★★★★ “You’d be mad to miss it” Cast and creative: Conductor: Edward Gardner Director: Richard Jones Set Designer: Paul Steinberg Costume Designer: Buki Shiff Lighting Designer: Mimi Jordan Sherin Choreographer: Lucy Burge Librettist: Richard Wagner after various historical and literary sources Translation Adapted from Frederic Jameson Language: Sung in English, with lyrics projected above the stage Hans Sachs: Iain Paterson Eva: Rachel Nicholls Beckmesser: Andrew Shore Pogner: James Creswell Walther von Stolzing: Gwyn Hughes Jones David: Nicky Spence Kothner: David Stout Magdalene: Madeleine Shaw Night Watchman: Nicholas Crawley Experience Mastersingers, live at the London Coliseum until 10 March 2015. Tickets from £15 - book your seat today: http://goo.gl/OgBOjn About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising. Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Edward Gardner: Why Mastersingers is so special | ENO

Find out why ENO Music Director Edward Gardner thinks Mastersingers is so special, why he believes it to be Wagner's own therapy for all the serious operas he wrote before. The Mastersingers of Nuremberg: Wagner's comic opera tells the story of a 16th-century guild of amateur poets and musicians (the Mastersingers), in which the tension between creativity and conformity is played out in a society obsessed with rules and regulations. Full of glorious melodies, stirring choruses and thrilling orchestration, it reveals the composer at the height of his powers. Director Richard Jones (Rodelinda, The Girl of the Golden West) brings this spectacular staging to London for the first time. ENO Music Director Edward Gardner conducts an exceptional cast that includes leading Wagnerian bass-baritone Iain Paterson as Hans Sachs and a magnificent chorus of 90 singers. Experience Mastersingers, live at the London Coliseum until 10 March 2015. Tickets from £15 - book your seat today: http://goo.gl/jUKYVy Reviews: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg opened to an incredible, emotional reception, with ★★★★★ reviews from The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, WhatOnStage, theartsdesk.com... the list goes on! Daily Telegraph ★★★★★ “Explodes with joy” “A total triumph” WhatsOnStage ★★★★★ “A complete company achievement” “Extraordinary” theartsdesk.com ★★★★★ “You’d be mad to miss it” Cast and creative: Conductor: Edward Gardner Director: Richard Jones Set Designer: Paul Steinberg Costume Designer: Buki Shiff Lighting Designer: Mimi Jordan Sherin Choreographer: Lucy Burge Librettist: Richard Wagner after various historical and literary sources Translation Adapted from Frederic Jameson Language: Sung in English, with lyrics projected above the stage Hans Sachs: Iain Paterson Eva: Rachel Nicholls Beckmesser: Andrew Shore Pogner: James Creswell Walther von Stolzing: Gwyn Hughes Jones David: Nicky Spence Kothner: David Stout Magdalene: Madeleine Shaw Night Watchman: Nicholas Crawley Experience Mastersingers, live at the London Coliseum until 10 March 2015. Tickets from £15 - book your seat today: http://goo.gl/jUKYVy About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising. Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Edward Gardner: The Story of The Mastersingers of Nuremberg | ENO

ENO Music Director Edward Gardner takes us through the story of the Mastersingers, and tell us what he's most excited about sharing with audiences. The Mastersingers of Nuremberg: Wagner's comic opera tells the story of a 16th-century guild of amateur poets and musicians (the Mastersingers), in which the tension between creativity and conformity is played out in a society obsessed with rules and regulations. Full of glorious melodies, stirring choruses and thrilling orchestration, it reveals the composer at the height of his powers. Director Richard Jones (Rodelinda, The Girl of the Golden West) brings this spectacular staging to London for the first time. ENO Music Director Edward Gardner conducts an exceptional cast that includes leading Wagnerian bass-baritone Iain Paterson as Hans Sachs and a magnificent chorus of 90 singers. Experience Mastersingers, live at the London Coliseum until 10 March 2015. Tickets from £15 - book your seat today: http://goo.gl/UNhw0A Reviews: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg opened to an incredible, emotional reception, with ★★★★★ reviews from The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, WhatOnStage, theartsdesk.com... the list goes on! Daily Telegraph ★★★★★ “Explodes with joy” “A total triumph” WhatsOnStage ★★★★★ “A complete company achievement” “Extraordinary” theartsdesk.com ★★★★★ “You’d be mad to miss it” Cast and creative: Conductor: Edward Gardner Director: Richard Jones Set Designer: Paul Steinberg Costume Designer: Buki Shiff Lighting Designer: Mimi Jordan Sherin Choreographer: Lucy Burge Librettist: Richard Wagner after various historical and literary sources Translation Adapted from Frederic Jameson Language: Sung in English, with lyrics projected above the stage Hans Sachs: Iain Paterson Eva: Rachel Nicholls Beckmesser: Andrew Shore Pogner: James Creswell Walther von Stolzing: Gwyn Hughes Jones David: Nicky Spence Kothner: David Stout Magdalene: Madeleine Shaw Night Watchman: Nicholas Crawley Experience Mastersingers, live at the London Coliseum until 10 March 2015. Tickets from £15 - book your seat today: http://goo.gl/UNhw0A About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising. Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Edward Gardner: Singing Wagner in English at the Coliseum | ENO

ENO Music Director Edward Gardner on ENO's special connection with The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, and why it's important we perform the piece in English as Wagner intended. The Mastersingers of Nuremberg: Wagner's comic opera tells the story of a 16th-century guild of amateur poets and musicians (the Mastersingers), in which the tension between creativity and conformity is played out in a society obsessed with rules and regulations. Full of glorious melodies, stirring choruses and thrilling orchestration, it reveals the composer at the height of his powers. Director Richard Jones (Rodelinda, The Girl of the Golden West) brings this spectacular staging to London for the first time. ENO Music Director Edward Gardner conducts an exceptional cast that includes leading Wagnerian bass-baritone Iain Paterson as Hans Sachs and a magnificent chorus of 90 singers. Experience Mastersingers, live at the London Coliseum until 10 March 2015. Tickets from £15 - book your seat today: http://goo.gl/L8e2pi Reviews: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg opened to an incredible, emotional reception, with ★★★★★ reviews from The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, WhatOnStage, theartsdesk.com... the list goes on! Daily Telegraph ★★★★★ “Explodes with joy” “A total triumph” WhatsOnStage ★★★★★ “A complete company achievement” “Extraordinary” theartsdesk.com ★★★★★ “You’d be mad to miss it” Cast and creative: Conductor: Edward Gardner Director: Richard Jones Set Designer: Paul Steinberg Costume Designer: Buki Shiff Lighting Designer: Mimi Jordan Sherin Choreographer: Lucy Burge Librettist: Richard Wagner after various historical and literary sources Translation Adapted from Frederic Jameson Language: Sung in English, with lyrics projected above the stage Hans Sachs: Iain Paterson Eva: Rachel Nicholls Beckmesser: Andrew Shore Pogner: James Creswell Walther von Stolzing: Gwyn Hughes Jones David: Nicky Spence Kothner: David Stout Magdalene: Madeleine Shaw Night Watchman: Nicholas Crawley Experience Mastersingers, live at the London Coliseum until 10 March 2015. Tickets from £15 - book your seat today: http://goo.gl/L8e2pi About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising. Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Celebrating Mastersingers: The full force of ENO's chorus and orchestra

"It's not until you're in it, or see it, that you realise what a true masterpiece it is." ENO chorus member Jane Read on full force of ENO's chorus and orchestra in Wagner's The Mastersingers of Nuremberg. The Mastersingers of Nuremberg: Wagner's comic opera tells the story of a 16th-century guild of amateur poets and musicians (the Mastersingers), in which the tension between creativity and conformity is played out in a society obsessed with rules and regulations. Full of glorious melodies, stirring choruses and thrilling orchestration, it reveals the composer at the height of his powers. Director Richard Jones (Rodelinda, The Girl of the Golden West) brings this spectacular staging to London for the first time. ENO Music Director Edward Gardner conducts an exceptional cast that includes leading Wagnerian bass-baritone Iain Paterson as Hans Sachs and a magnificent chorus of 90 singers. Experience Mastersingers, live at the London Coliseum until 10 March 2015. Tickets from £15 - book your seat today: http://goo.gl/YRE4BQ Reviews: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg opened to an incredible, emotional reception, with ★★★★★ reviews from The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, WhatOnStage, theartsdesk.com... the list goes on! Daily Telegraph ★★★★★ “Explodes with joy” “A total triumph” WhatsOnStage ★★★★★ “A complete company achievement” “Extraordinary” theartsdesk.com ★★★★★ “You’d be mad to miss it” Cast and creative: Conductor: Edward Gardner Director: Richard Jones Set Designer: Paul Steinberg Costume Designer: Buki Shiff Lighting Designer: Mimi Jordan Sherin Choreographer: Lucy Burge Librettist: Richard Wagner after various historical and literary sources Translation Adapted from Frederic Jameson Language: Sung in English, with lyrics projected above the stage Hans Sachs: Iain Paterson Eva: Rachel Nicholls Beckmesser: Andrew Shore Pogner: James Creswell Walther von Stolzing: Gwyn Hughes Jones David: Nicky Spence Kothner: David Stout Magdalene: Madeleine Shaw Night Watchman: Nicholas Crawley Experience Mastersingers, live at the London Coliseum until 10 March 2015. Tickets from £15 - book your seat today: http://goo.gl/YRE4BQ About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising. Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Wagner's The Mastersingers of Nuremberg - Official Trailer | ENO

The Mastersingers of Nuremberg opened to an incredible, emotional reception, with ★★★★★ reviews from The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, WhatOnStage, theartsdesk.com... the list goes on! Experience Mastersingers, live at the London Coliseum until 10 March 2015. Tickets from £15 - book your seat today: http://goo.gl/4kree5 The Mastersingers of Nuremberg: Wagner's comic opera tells the story of a 16th-century guild of amateur poets and musicians (the Mastersingers), in which the tension between creativity and conformity is played out in a society obsessed with rules and regulations. Full of glorious melodies, stirring choruses and thrilling orchestration, it reveals the composer at the height of his powers. Director Richard Jones (Rodelinda, The Girl of the Golden West) brings this spectacular staging to London for the first time. ENO Music Director Edward Gardner conducts an exceptional cast that includes leading Wagnerian bass-baritone Iain Paterson as Hans Sachs and a magnificent chorus of 90 singers. Reviews: Daily Telegraph ★★★★★ “Explodes with joy” “A total triumph” WhatsOnStage ★★★★★ “A complete company achievement” “Extraordinary” theartsdesk.com ★★★★★ “You’d be mad to miss it” Cast and creative: Conductor: Edward Gardner Director: Richard Jones Set Designer: Paul Steinberg Costume Designer: Buki Shiff Lighting Designer: Mimi Jordan Sherin Choreographer: Lucy Burge Librettist: Richard Wagner after various historical and literary sources Translation Adapted from Frederic Jameson Language: Sung in English, with lyrics projected above the stage Hans Sachs: Iain Paterson Eva: Rachel Nicholls Beckmesser: Andrew Shore Pogner: James Creswell Walther von Stolzing: Gwyn Hughes Jones David: Nicky Spence Kothner: David Stout Magdalene: Madeleine Shaw Night Watchman: Nicholas Crawley Experience Mastersingers, live at the London Coliseum until 10 March 2015. Tickets from £15 - book your seat today: http://goo.gl/4kree5 About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising. Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Bizet's Carmen | English National Opera

Set in the dying days of Franco's Spain, Carmen is a sizzling tale of lust, seduction and betrayal and features some of opera's most famous melodies. See it live at the London Coliseum this summer, or at a cinema near you on 1 July 2015 - check your local cinema listings for more info. Bizet's Carmen: 20 May - 3 July 2015 | Tickets from £12 | Book now: http://goo.gl/yIoLt7 About Carmen: A passionate tale of lust, seduction and betrayal, no other opera boasts as popular a following as Bizet’s Carmen. Set during the dying days of Franco’s Spain, Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed production of this must-see opera has been enjoyed by audiences across Europe. Bizet’s dazzling score evokes all the sounds and sizzling atmosphere of Spain through some of the opera’s most famous melodies, from Carmen’s seductive ‘Habanera’ to the Toreadors’ stirring parade. Sensational mezzo-soprano Justina Gringyte leads the cast, alongside the internationally acclaimed tenor Eric Cutler as José, ENO Harewood Artist Eleanor Dennis as Micaëla and Leigh Melrose as the toreador Escamillo. Returning to the Coliseum to conduct this stunning production is Sir Richard Armstrong. Carmen cast and creative team: Conductor: Sir Richard Armstrong/ Martin Fitzpatrick on 16 and 18 June Director: Calixto Bieito Set Designer: Alfons Flores Costume Designer: Mercè Paloma Lighting Designer: Bruno Poet Translator: Christopher Cowell Carmen: Justina Gringyte Don José: Eric Cutler Micaëla: Eleanor Dennis Escamillo: Leigh Melrose Frasquita: Rhian Lois Mercédès: Clare Presland Moralès: George Humphreys Dancairo: Geoffrey Dolton Remendado: Alun Rhys-Jenkins Bizet's Carmen: 20 May - 3 July 2015 | Tickets from £12 | Book now: http://goo.gl/yIoLt7 About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising. Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Borrado - an animation inspired by The Indian Queen

Directed by Yaniv Garber, Borrado takes inspiration from Purcell's The Indian Queen, which tells the story of the initial confrontation between Europeans and the Mayans of the New World. Yaniv Garber says of his animation: "What inspired me the most about the Indian Queen were the elements of colonisation, and how they bring upon feeling of isolation and powerlessness in the protagonist. "I wanted to take that power dynamic present between oppressed and oppressor in the context of colonisation, and push it into quite a visceral, literal place." About the ENO and Central Saint Martins collaboration: Inspired by a visit to Terry Gilliam's Benvenuto Cellini at the London Coliseum, students from Central Saint Martins’ MA course in Character Animation created short fiction animation films in response to productions in ENO’s Spring 2015 season. The students took their inspiration from characters, plot/subplots, the specific direction and design concepts of the productions we are staging, and the socio-political context in which the operas were written. All 40 students submitted proposals and 10 pitches were selected to be made in groups. The aim of the project was to engage young creatives with an artform they had had little exposure to, and to make visible career opportunities for using their animation skills within video design for performance. About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising.Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Cihuapilli - an animation inspired by The Indian Queen

Directed by Diana Garcia, Cihuapilli takes inspiration from Purcell's The Indian Queen, which tells the story of the initial confrontation between Europeans and the Mayans of the New World. Diana Garcia says of his animation: "My idea was to tell the story of the invasion of the Americas through the eyes of an Aztec Woman, based on reality. "My main focus in the film was colonisation and the imposition of Christian Religion in South America. The main character ‘Cihuapilli’ takes us to a journey about her culture and the pain of losing it." About the ENO and Central Saint Martins collaboration: Inspired by a visit to Terry Gilliam's Benvenuto Cellini at the London Coliseum, students from Central Saint Martins’ MA course in Character Animation created short fiction animation films in response to productions in ENO’s Spring 2015 season. The students took their inspiration from characters, plot/subplots, the specific direction and design concepts of the productions we are staging, and the socio-political context in which the operas were written. All 40 students submitted proposals and 10 pitches were selected to be made in groups. The aim of the project was to engage young creatives with an artform they had had little exposure to, and to make visible career opportunities for using their animation skills within video design for performance. About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising.Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Enemy of my Enemy - an animation inspired by The Indian Queen

Directed by Charlie Tetlow, Enemy of my Enemy takes inspiration from Purcell's The Indian Queen, which tells the story of the initial confrontation between Europeans and the Mayans of the New World. Enemy of my Enemy is a film about the alliance between the Mesoamerican civilisation of Tlaxcala and the Conquistadors to defeat the Aztecs. Set to music taken from ENO's production of the Indian Queen, the visual style is taken from contemporary Mesoamerican pictoral histories - the Mixtec Codices. The intention is to tell a small part of the story of the conquest from the point of view of the conquered people. About the ENO and Central Saint Martins collaboration: Inspired by a visit to Terry Gilliam's Benvenuto Cellini at the London Coliseum, students from Central Saint Martins’ MA course in Character Animation created short fiction animation films in response to productions in ENO’s Spring 2015 season. The students took their inspiration from characters, plot/subplots, the specific direction and design concepts of the productions we are staging, and the socio-political context in which the operas were written. All 40 students submitted proposals and 10 pitches were selected to be made in groups. The aim of the project was to engage young creatives with an artform they had had little exposure to, and to make visible career opportunities for using their animation skills within video design for performance. About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising.Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Fade - an animation inspired by The Indian Queen

Directed by Becca Crane, Fade takes inspiration from Purcell's The Indian Queen, which tells the story of the initial confrontation between Europeans and the Mayans of the New World. Fade is the short tale of a young girl who witnesses the arrival of mysterious and threatening creatures to her city. Frightened but curious, the girl watches as these enigmatic beings take what belongs to her, leaving nothing but despair in their wake. About the ENO and Central Saint Martins collaboration: Inspired by a visit to Terry Gilliam's Benvenuto Cellini at the London Coliseum, students from Central Saint Martins’ MA course in Character Animation created short fiction animation films in response to productions in ENO’s Spring 2015 season. The students took their inspiration from characters, plot/subplots, the specific direction and design concepts of the productions we are staging, and the socio-political context in which the operas were written. All 40 students submitted proposals and 10 pitches were selected to be made in groups. The aim of the project was to engage young creatives with an artform they had had little exposure to, and to make visible career opportunities for using their animation skills within video design for performance. About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising.Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

An animation inspired by Verdi's La traviata

Directed by Daby Faidhi, this animation takes inspiration from Verdi's La traviata, the moving story of how the beautiful but fragile courtesan Violetta is coerced into sacrificing her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover’s reputation. Director Daby Faidhi says: "My idea is based on the first act of La traviata, where the lead male character, Alfredo, declares his feelings to Violetta. "Alfredo is desperately trying to convince Violetta not to be afraid of falling in love with him." About the ENO and Central Saint Martins collaboration: Inspired by a visit to Terry Gilliam's Benvenuto Cellini at the London Coliseum, students from Central Saint Martins’ MA course in Character Animation created short fiction animation films in response to productions in ENO’s Spring 2015 season. The students took their inspiration from characters, plot/subplots, the specific direction and design concepts of the productions we are staging, and the socio-political context in which the operas were written. All 40 students submitted proposals and 10 pitches were selected to be made in groups. The aim of the project was to engage young creatives with an artform they had had little exposure to, and to make visible career opportunities for using their animation skills within video design for performance. About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising.Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Leonor - an animation inspired by The Indian Queen

Directed by Joanna Boyle, Leonor takes inspiration from Purcell's The Indian Queen, which tells the story of the initial confrontation between Europeans and the Mayans of the New World. Leonor tells the story of the young daughter of Don Pedro and the Indian Queen. As a small child, Leonor is unaware of the terrible crimes committed by her father on her mother and her mother's people; she innocently enjoys a lifestyle built upon them. This short film explores the moment when Leonor realises the truth. About the ENO and Central Saint Martins collaboration: Inspired by a visit to Terry Gilliam's Benvenuto Cellini at the London Coliseum, students from Central Saint Martins’ MA course in Character Animation created short fiction animation films in response to productions in ENO’s Spring 2015 season. The students took their inspiration from characters, plot/subplots, the specific direction and design concepts of the productions we are staging, and the socio-political context in which the operas were written. All 40 students submitted proposals and 10 pitches were selected to be made in groups. The aim of the project was to engage young creatives with an artform they had had little exposure to, and to make visible career opportunities for using their animation skills within video design for performance. About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising.Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

L'ultima Danza - an animation inspired by La traviata

Directed by Emily Knight, this animation takes inspiration from Verdi's La traviata, the moving story of how the beautiful but fragile courtesan Violetta is coerced into sacrificing her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover’s reputation. Inspired by the themes of La Traviata, the character of Violetta puts on one last show for her public, trying at first to resist and then ultimately allowing herself to succumb to her fate. About the ENO and Central Saint Martins collaboration: Inspired by a visit to Terry Gilliam's Benvenuto Cellini at the London Coliseum, students from Central Saint Martins’ MA course in Character Animation created short fiction animation films in response to productions in ENO’s Spring 2015 season. The students took their inspiration from characters, plot/subplots, the specific direction and design concepts of the productions we are staging, and the socio-political context in which the operas were written. All 40 students submitted proposals and 10 pitches were selected to be made in groups. The aim of the project was to engage young creatives with an artform they had had little exposure to, and to make visible career opportunities for using their animation skills within video design for performance. About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising.Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

An animation inspired by Purcell's The Indian Queen

Directed by Mick Lawrence, this animation takes inspiration from Purcell's The Indian Queen, which tells the story of the initial confrontation between Europeans and the Mayans of the New World. This is a music-driven animation that highlights the Spanish Invasion of a Mayan Civilisation where both cultures use traditional music (Mayan & Opera) as a weapon for intimidation. About the ENO and Central Saint Martins collaboration: Inspired by a visit to Terry Gilliam's Benvenuto Cellini at the London Coliseum, students from Central Saint Martins’ MA course in Character Animation created short fiction animation films in response to productions in ENO’s Spring 2015 season. The students took their inspiration from characters, plot/subplots, the specific direction and design concepts of the productions we are staging, and the socio-political context in which the operas were written. All 40 students submitted proposals and 10 pitches were selected to be made in groups. The aim of the project was to engage young creatives with an artform they had had little exposure to, and to make visible career opportunities for using their animation skills within video design for performance. About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising.Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Now They Are Here, Now They Are Not - an animation inspired by The Indian Queen

Directed by Yue (Abigail) Wang, Now They Are Here, Now They Are Not takes inspiration from Purcell's The Indian Queen, which tells the story of the initial confrontation between Europeans and the Mayans of the New World. Director Yue (Abigail) Wang says: "Now They Are Here, Now They Are Not is an oil paint animation concerning the rejection and acceptance of peace in humanity. Different cultures seem to be at ease and caution simultaneously. We love each other, but tomorrow we may not. Our uncertainty is a dance." About the ENO and Central Saint Martins collaboration: Inspired by a visit to Terry Gilliam's Benvenuto Cellini at the London Coliseum, students from Central Saint Martins’ MA course in Character Animation created short fiction animation films in response to productions in ENO’s Spring 2015 season. The students took their inspiration from characters, plot/subplots, the specific direction and design concepts of the productions we are staging, and the socio-political context in which the operas were written. All 40 students submitted proposals and 10 pitches were selected to be made in groups. The aim of the project was to engage young creatives with an artform they had had little exposure to, and to make visible career opportunities for using their animation skills within video design for performance. About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising.Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

The Wheel of Life - an animation inspired by Purcell's The Indian Queen

Directed by Tatiana Alisova, The Wheel of Life takes inspiration from Purcell's The Indian Queen, which tells the story of the initial confrontation between Europeans and the Mayans of the New World. Director Tatiana Alisova says: "This film was inspired by Mayan mythology, in which zoomorphs - half-humans, half-animals - always played important roles. According to Codexes, they were the first generation of creatures made by gods; they lived their normal lives in the Underworld before humankind came to the Earth." By bringing the original plot into a surreal context we aimed to give the story a magical twist, bringing to the fore the clash of cultures and the personal drama of the main heroine. I’ve being always interested in Latin American and pre-Columbian culture. In my background research for this film, a couple of books I found particularly interesting were ‘The Blood of Kings’ where I stumbled upon the most full explanation about zoomorphs and their everyday activities, and ‘Mexico and American modernism’ by Ellen Go Landau, which in a way inspired me to take a route to patterns and experiments with brushstrokes. About the ENO and Central Saint Martins collaboration: Inspired by a visit to Terry Gilliam's Benvenuto Cellini at the London Coliseum, students from Central Saint Martins’ MA course in Character Animation created short fiction animation films in response to productions in ENO’s Spring 2015 season. The students took their inspiration from characters, plot/subplots, the specific direction and design concepts of the productions we are staging, and the socio-political context in which the operas were written. All 40 students submitted proposals and 10 pitches were selected to be made in groups. The aim of the project was to engage young creatives with an artform they had had little exposure to, and to make visible career opportunities for using their animation skills within video design for performance. About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising.Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

The music of Purcell's The Indian Queen | ENO

Peter Sellars introduces the rich and transcendent score of Purcell’s The Indian Queen. Book now for this vibrant new re-telling of the composer’s final unfinished opera: http://goo.gl/Oxv88w The Indian Queen | London Coliseum | 26 February – 14 March 2015 | Book your ticket: http://goo.gl/Oxv88w About The Indian Queen: A stunning spectacle colour and vision, Sellars brings Purcell's unfinished opera to the stage in a way that has never previously been possible. The composer's mesmerising score is reworked around a new text with the inclusion of a number of his most ravishing religious anthems. Telling the story of the initial confrontation between Europeans and the Mayans of the New World, this kaleidoscopic production brings together vibrant set designs from the LA-based graffiti artist Gronk, contemporary dance sequences, and powerful spoken word with some of Purcell's most mesmerising music. Conducted by baroque specialist Laurence Cummings, the cast includes the exceptional Julia Bullock, for whom Sellars created the central role, leading British lyric soprano Lucy Crowe, American tenor Noah Stewart, and a significant role for ENO's 'world-class' Chorus (WhatsOnStage). Cast and creative: Conductor: Laurence Cummings Director: Peter Sellars Set Designer: Gronk Teculihuatzin/Doña Luisa: Julia Bullock Doña Isabel: Lucy Crowe Hunahpú: Vince Yi Ixbalanqué: Anthony Roth Costanzo Don Pedro de Alvado: Noah Stewart Don Pedrarias Dávila: Thomas Walker Sacerdote Maya: Luthando Qave Leonor: Maritxell Carrero Book now: http://goo.gl/Oxv88w About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising. Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Verdi's La traviata | English National Opera

Experience the beauty and the heartbreak of Verdi's La traviata, live at the London Coliseum and cinemas across the UK with English National Opera: http://goo.gl/w8T2hZ See La traviata live with ENO: - Live cinema broadcast across the UK: Wednesday 11 March 2015. For details, check your local cinema's website - London Coliseum: 9 February - 15 March 2015. Tickets start at £12, book your seat today: http://goo.gl/w8T2hZ About La traviata: La traviata tells the moving story of how the beautiful but fragile courtesan Violetta is coerced into sacrificing her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover’s reputation. A tragic and resonant tale of society and morality, Verdi’s masterpiece combines compelling characters with hugely powerful, moving and instantly recognisable melodies, making it one of the most emotionally engaging and popular operas of all time. Peter Konwitschny’s celebrated production of La traviata returns to ENO, cutting to the very heart of the opera’s themes of passionate love and tragic death with a modern and uncluttered staging, and a running time of less than two hours. Making her UK debut as Violetta is soprano Elizabeth Zharoff, who stars alongside ENO Harewood Artist Ben Johnson as Alfredo and acclaimed baritone Anthony Michaels-Moore as Alfredo’s father, Giorgio Germont. La traviata cast and creative team: Conductor: Roland Böer Director: Peter Konwitschny Designer: Johannes Leiacker Lighting Designer: Joachim Klein Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave after Alexandre Dumas fils Translator: Martin Fitzpatrick Violetta: Elizabeth Zharoff Alfredo: Ben Johnson Germont: Anthony Michaels-Moore Flora: Clare Presland Gaston: Paul Hopwood Baron: Douphol Matthew Hargreaves Marquis d’Obigny: Charles Johnston Dr Grenvil: Martin Lamb Annina: Valerie Reid La traviata is sung and surtitled in English | Running time: 1hrs 50mins - Live cinema broadcast across the UK: Wednesday 11 March 2015. For details, check your local cinema's website - London Coliseum: 9 February - 15 March 2015. Tickets start at £12, book your seat today: http://goo.gl/w8T2hZ About English National Opera: ENO is creating the future of opera: presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising.Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts, ENO is based at the London Coliseum and has a world-class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions. This reputation has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world. Subscribe to ENO and never miss another video: http://goo.gl/ljEMBr Keep up to date with the latest from ENO: ENO on YouTube: http://goo.gl/L2ccRh ENO on Facebook | http://goo.gl/F4vii0 ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

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