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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

Video feed

ENO Screen: Benvenuto Cellini Live

On 17 June, see Terry Gilliam's new production of Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini screened live from the London Coliseum in stunning cinematic HD. Find you nearest cinema at http://www.eno.org/enoscreen

Phelim McDermott on Così fan tutte

Così fan tutte -- 'women are all, and always, so' -- is Mozart and Da Ponte's final comic masterpiece. Improbable's inspirational Phelim McDermott returns to direct Mozart's classic six-hander following the recent triumphs of Philip Glass's Satyagraha and The Perfect American at the London Coliseum. 16 May - 6 July 2014 http://www.eno.org/cosi Tickets from £12 - £110 (excludes booking fee of £3.50 per transaction for phone bookings; £1.75 for online bookings) #ENOCosi

Thebans - a new opera from Julian Anderson & Frank McGuinness

Thebans unites prize-winning British composer Julian Anderson and his librettist, the distinguished playwright Frank McGuinness. This powerful re-telling of Sophocles' timeless Theban tragedies focuses on the fate of Oedipus and his daughter Antigone. Watch composer Julian Anderson, librettist Frank McGuinness and director Pierre Audi talk about this exciting world premiere. 3 May - 7 June Tickets £5 - £60 (excluding fee) http://www.eno.org/thebans #ENOThebans

Adès's Powder Her Face - ENO at Ambika P3

ENO travels to Ambika P3, a new underground performance space, to stage an exciting site-specific production of Thomas Adès's dazzling Powder Her Face. This 'extraordinary' (The Times) venue, based in Marylebone, will be transformed to retell the colourful, yet ultimately tragic, tale of the infamous Duchess of Argyll. Making his opera directing debut is Joe Hill-Gibbins, one of the most exciting talents in British theatre. His recent successes include The Village Bike at the Royal Court and Edward II at the National Theatre. Watch Joe introduce the show in this short video. 2 - 19 April 2014 ENO at Ambika P3 http://www.eno.org/powder Tickets £15 & £40 (excludes booking fee of £3.50 per transaction for phone bookings; £1.75 for online bookings) #ENOPowder

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ENO's 'compelling' (Evening Standard) Rigoletto

★★★★ The Times ★★★★ Evening Standard ★★★★ WhatsOnStage ★★★★ Financial Times 'Alden's interpretation is gripping theatre' The Times Featuring some of the most beautiful and recognisable music from the opera repertoire, Verdi's Rigoletto is an enduring popular classic. Don't miss this 'powerful' (Financial Times) new production at ENO until 14 March. Until 14 March 2014 http://www.eno.org/rigoletto Tickets from £12 (excludes booking fee of £3.50 per transaction for phone bookings; £1.75 for online bookings) #ENORigoletto

Iestyn Davies sings "O, where are you, dearest beloved?" from Act 1 of Rodelinda

RODELINDA (Handel) ENO's new production runs from 28 Feb to 15 Mar 2014 and is directed by Richard Jones, conducted by Christian Curnyn and starring Rebecca Evans, Iestyn Davies, John Mark Ainsley and Susan Bickley. Rodelinda is an epic story of love, power and mistaken identity, widely considered one of Handel's operatic masterpieces, and infused with compelling characters and ravishing music. 28 Feb - 15 Mar 2014 #ENORodelinda http://www.eno.org/rodelinda

Britten's Peter Grimes - until 27 Feb 2014

The most significant British opera in over two centuries, Peter Grimes is a work of visceral and sustained beauty, and is notable for the orchestral interludes that depict the sea in different moods. This is the first revival of David Alden's 2009 five-star sell-out production. ENO Music Director Edward Gardner again conducts the electrifying score, with Stuart Skelton heading an outstanding cast in his return to the title role. Until 27 February 2014 http://www.eno.org/grimes Tickets from £12 #ENOGrimes

Stuart Skelton sings 'Now the Great Bear and Pleiades' from Peter Grimes

A regular performer on the international stage, Stuart Skelton is one of the finest tenors of his generation. Having won critical acclaim in the title role of David Alden's production of Britten's Peter Grimes in 2009, he returns to the role this January. 29 January - 27 February 2014 http://www.eno.org/grimes Tickets from £12 #ENOGrimes

Book now for Verdi's Rigoletto at ENO

Featuring some of the most beautiful and recognisable music from the opera repertoire, Verdi's Rigoletto is an enduring popular classic. Don't miss this glamorous new production, which opens at ENO next month. 13 February - 14 March 2014 http://www.eno.org/rigoletto Tickets from £12 (excludes booking fee of £3.50 per transaction for phone bookings; £1.75 for online bookings) #ENORigoletto

ENO Screen: Peter Grimes (LIVE)

Launching this February, ENO Screen will see ENO's productions broadcast live into cinemas across the UK and Ireland and selected cinemas worldwide. Shot in stunning multi-camera HD, our first screening will be Peter Grimes on 23 February. Book tickets and find your nearest cinema here: https://filmbooking.findanyfilm.com/index.php/movie/mwy5ceq1? #ENOGrimes

Rodelinda at ENO - 'The House of Handel'

Following the successes of previous Baroque productions such as Xerxes, Ariodante, Jephtha and Semele, we continue our reputation for being the House of Handel with a new production of Rodelinda. An epic story of love, power and mistaken identity directed by Richard Jones and conducted by Baroque specialist Christian Curnyn. 28 February - 15 March 2014 http://www.eno.org/rodelinda Tickets from £12 (excludes booking fee of £3.50 per transaction for phone bookings; £1.75 for online bookings) #ENORodelinda

Britten's Peter Grimes - preview trailer

The most significant British opera in over two centuries, Peter Grimes is a work of visceral and sustained beauty, and is notable for the orchestral interludes that depict the sea in different moods. This is the first revival of David Alden's 2009 five-star sell-out production. ENO Music Director Edward Gardner again conducts the electrifying score, with Stuart Skelton heading an outstanding cast in his return to the title role. 29 January - 27 February 2014 http://www.eno.org/grimes Tickets from £12 #ENOGrimes

The Magic Flute trailer

See production footage and audience reactions for Simon McBurney's boldly re-imagined new production of Mozart's masterpiece. eno.org/flute #ENOFlute

ENO Madam Butterfly

Hailed by The Sunday Telegraph as 'the most beautiful show of the year in operatic London', Anthony Minghella's award-winning Madam Butterfly returns to ENO. With its breathtaking mix of cinematic images and traditional Japanese theatre, riot of colourful costumes, stunning sets and unforgettable use of puppetry, Anthony Minghella's sole opera production has developed into one of the most iconic stagings of the 21st century. Madam Butterfly sees internationally renowned sopranos Dina Kuzenetsova and Mary Plazas (Minghella's original Butterfly) sharing the title role, alongside Welsh tenors Timothy Richards and Gwyn Hughes Jones as Pinkerton, Pamela Helen Stephen as Suzuki, and ENO Harewood Artist George von Bergen as Sharpless.

Die Fledermaus

ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA 30 SEP - 6 NOV Tickets from ONLY £12 Johann Strauss's classic operetta, Die Fledermaus is a comic story of revenge, seduction and mistaken identity, centred on a high-society party thrown by Prince Orlofsky. Man-about-town Eisenstein is to be jailed, his wife is being seduced by an old flame, his friend Dr Falke has a plan to exact revenge for a past prank, and everybody wants to go to the party! Light-hearted and colourful, yet sophisticated, this new production from Olivier Award-winning director Christopher Alden is re-imagined in an Art Deco-inspired fantasy world influenced by Freud and dream analysis. The staging offers the perfect complement to Viennese waltz-king Strauss's sparkling melodies, including the joyous 'Laughing Song' and the memorable chorus in praise of champagne. The cast of Die Fledermaus includes ENO favourite Tom Randle as Eisenstein, ENO Harewood Artists Julia Sporsén (who returns to the company following her much-lauded performance in the title role of Julietta in 2012) and Rhian Lois, and Olivier Award-nominated baritone Andrew Shore. Award-winning Korean conductor Eun Sun Kim makes her ENO debut.

ENO's 13/14 season

English National Opera announces it's 2013/14 season. Let us know what you think at #ENO1314

WOZZECK In Focus: David Lan

This May Carrie Cracknell presents a powerful new staging of Berg's 20th century masterpiece. David Lan (Artistic Director at the Young Vic theatre) talks about Carrie Cracknell. Performances 11-25 May. Tickets from £19 eno.org #ENOWozzeck

Wozzeck production trailer

Watch the production trailer for Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed production of Wozzeck. Wozzeck tells the story of a simple soldier, troubled by visions, who murders his unfaithful partner and dies, leaving behind an orphaned child. Berg's early 20th-century masterpiece comes to ENO for the first time in 25 years. Wozzeck is conducted by ENO's award-winning Music Director Edward Gardner, whose conducting of Peter Grimes (2012) was described as having 'breathtaking lyrical ferocity' (The Guardian). www.eno.org

Wozzeck: Carrie Cracknell on directing her first opera

To celebrate European Opera Day, we talk to Carrie Cracknell about directing her first opera: ENO's dramatic new production of Berg's Wozzeck. Performances 11-25 May, eno.org. Find out more about European Opera Day at operadays.eu www.eno.org

The Perfect American

The UK premiere of Philip Glass's much-anticipated new opera, The Perfect American which vividly re-imagines the final months of Walt Disney's life. This new production reunites the award-winning creative team of Improbable and 59 Productions whose sensational staging of Philip Glass's Satyagraha was a popular and critical success for the Company with 5-stars across the board and sell-out performances. This time round they are joined by 2000 Olympic Games designer Dan Potra and choreographer Ben Wright to bring to life this remarkable story using their own unique visual language and characters. Fresh from their success in Madrid the celebrated cast come to London with Christopher Purves playing Walt Disney, David Pittsinger his brother Roy and Janis Kelly as studio nurse, Hazel George. www.eno.org

WOZZECK In Focus: Ed Gardner

This May Carrie Cracknell presents a powerful new staging of Berg's 20th century masterpiece. Ed Gardner (conductor) talks about the music. Performances 11-25 May. Tickets from £19 eno.org #ENOWozzeck www.eno.org

Wozzeck Preview Trailer

This May Carrie Cracknell presents a powerful new staging of Berg's 20th century masterpiece. In this film, she talks about the resonance of the story and her vision for the production. Performances 11-25 May. Tickets from £19 eno.org #ENOWozzeck

WOZZECK In Focus: Leigh Melrose

This May Carrie Cracknell presents a powerful new staging of Berg's 20th century masterpiece. In this film, Leigh Melrose (Wozzeck) explains the opera's main themes. Performances 11-25 May. Tickets from £19 eno.org #ENOWozzeck

Puccini's La boheme at English National Opera

Puccini's La bohème is one of the most popular and captivating operas of all-time. With its emotionally charged story of Mimi and Rodolfo's fleeting love affair and some of the great Italian composer's most ravishingly beautiful music, it never fails to move and enchant. 29 April - 29 June 2013 http://bit.ly/ENOboheme #ENOboheme www.eno.org

Sunken Garden: Teaser 2 featuring Kate Miller-Heidke

What connects the disappearance of a software engineer, a neurotic film-maker and a gullible patroness of the arts? The latest work from award-winning composer and director Michel Van der Aa, this new film-opera explores hoax and dark truth, with a libretto from Cloud Atlas novelist David Mitchell. Sunken Garden: Performances at the Barbican, 12 - 20 April. http://bit.ly/SunkenGarden #ENOGarden www.eno.org

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