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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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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | ENO

Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson and international opera star Bryn Terfel reprise their roles as Mrs Lovett and Sweeney Todd in this concert staging of Stephen Sondheim’s gloriously gruesome musical, live at the London Coliseum with ENO: http://goo.gl/szN75E Sweeney Todd | London Coliseum | 30 March - 12 April 2014 | Book now: http://goo.gl/szN75E 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 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 ________________________ 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/

Otello by Verdi | English National Opera

A thrilling story of deception, love and betrayal, experience this unmissable new staging of Verdi’s tragedy Otello, starring the award-winning tenor Stuart Skelton in the title role. Book now: http://goo.gl/Zzcmhi Verdi's Otello | 13 Sep - 14 Oct 2014 | Tickets from £12 | Book now: http://goo.gl/Zzcmhi Shakespeare’s great tragedy of deception, love and jealousy sees the Moorish army general Otello and his new wife Desdemona destroyed by the manipulative Captain Iago. Set on the Cypriot coast, Otello’s tale of betrayed friendship is vividly brought to life through Verdi’s exquisite score which contains some of the composer’s most powerful and tender music. This dramatic new production celebrates the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and will be directed by David Alden, returning to the London Coliseum following his recent triumphant production of Peter Grimes. He is reunited with Grimes collaborators ENO music director Edward Gardner and tenor Stuart Skelton, who sings Otello for the first time. Australian baritone Jonathan Summers plays the role of Iago, having achieved critical acclaim when he last performed the role in 2008 with Opera Australia, while American rising star soprano Leah Crocetto makes her UK operatic debut as Desdemona, Otello’s unfairly accused wife. A former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, Leah was a finalist in the 2011 Cardiff Singer of the World competition and has previously sung the role of Desdemona to great acclaim in Bordeaux, Venice and Frankfurt. ENO Harewood Artist Barnaby Rea plays the role of Lodovico, the Venetian ambassador to Cyprus. Barnaby was most recently been seen at the London Coliseum in the ENO productions of Rigoletto and The Pearl Fishers. Find out more about Otello: http://goo.gl/Zzcmhi Otello cast and creative team: Conductor - Edward Gardner Director - David Alden Designer - Jon Morrell Otello - Stuart Skelton Desdemona - Leah Crocetto Iago - Jonathan Summers Cassio - Allan Clayton Roderigo - Peter Van Hulle Lodovico - Barnaby Rea Montano - Charles Johnston Emilia - Pamela Helen Stephen 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/

Alice Coote | Plane Tree aria | Xerxes

ENO's Olivier Award-winning staging of Handel's Xerxes returns to the London Coliseum, starring internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Alice Coote. Watch a preview of her performance of the opera's opening aria 'Under thy shade', filmed during rehearsals with ENO's Orchestra. Book now: http://goo.gl/zQnyBl Handel's Xerxes | 15 Sep - 3 Oct 2014 | Tickets from £12 | Book now: http://goo.gl/zQnyBl Centring on the rivalry between Xerxes and his brother Arsamenes, Handel's comic masterpiece mixes humour, sexuality and seething emotions. With dazzling music and soaring singing, Xerxes is an enthralling night of fun, joy and biting social satire. With spectacular designs evoking Vauxhall's pleasure gardens in the eighteenth century, Nicholas Hytner's much-loved production has earned English National Opera the reputation as an international powerhouse of stylish and adventurous Handel productions. Hear internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Alice Coote sing the title role for the first time at ENO, alongside star counter-tenor Andrew Watts who returns as Arsamenes and Sarah Tynan as Romilda. 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 Otello - preview trailer | English National Opera

A thrilling story of deception, love and betrayal, experience this unmissable new staging of Verdi’s tragedy Otello, starring the award-winning tenor Stuart Skelton in the title role. Book now: http://goo.gl/WgPKM6 Verdi's Otello | 13 Sep - 14 Oct 2014 | Tickets from £12 | Book now: http://goo.gl/WgPKM6 Shakespeare’s great tragedy of deception, love and jealousy sees the Moorish army general Otello and his new wife Desdemona destroyed by the manipulative Captain Iago. Set on the Cypriot coast, Otello’s tale of betrayed friendship is vividly brought to life through Verdi’s exquisite score which contains some of the composer’s most powerful and tender music. This dramatic new production celebrates the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and will be directed by David Alden, returning to the London Coliseum following his recent triumphant production of Peter Grimes. He is reunited with Grimes collaborators ENO music director Edward Gardner and tenor Stuart Skelton, who sings Otello for the first time. Australian baritone Jonathan Summers plays the role of Iago, having achieved critical acclaim when he last performed the role in 2008 with Opera Australia, while American rising star soprano Leah Crocetto makes her UK operatic debut as Desdemona, Otello’s unfairly accused wife. A former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, Leah was a finalist in the 2011 Cardiff Singer of the World competition and has previously sung the role of Desdemona to great acclaim in Bordeaux, Venice and Frankfurt. ENO Harewood Artist Barnaby Rea plays the role of Lodovico, the Venetian ambassador to Cyprus. Barnaby was most recently been seen at the London Coliseum in the ENO productions of Rigoletto and The Pearl Fishers. Find out more about Otello: http://goo.gl/WgPKM6 Otello cast and creative team: Conductor - Edward Gardner Director - David Alden Designer - Jon Morrell Otello - Stuart Skelton Desdemona - Leah Crocetto Iago - Jonathan Summers Cassio - Allan Clayton Roderigo - Peter Van Hulle Lodovico - Barnaby Rea Montano - Charles Johnston Emilia - Pamela Helen Stephen 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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La bohème by Puccini | English National Opera

This autumn 2014, experience one of opera's greatest love stories with Puccini's timeless romance La bohème at the London Coliseum with ENO: http://goo.gl/YwtxKz 'A beautifully integrated piece of music theatre... immensely moving' ★★★★★ The Guardian Puccini's heartrending opera traces the doomed relationship between the impoverished poet Rodolfo and his seamstress girlfriend Mimì. Featuring some of the composer's most ravishingly beautiful music, La bohème never fails to move and enchant. Jonathan Miller's acclaimed production, with its beautifully stylish and realistic designs, keeps the original Parisian setting and takes inspiration from 1930s Paris Left Bank. Conductor - Gianluca Marcianò Director - Jonathan Miller Mimì - Angel Blue Rodolfo - David Butt Philip Marcello - George von Bergen Colline - Barnaby Rea Schaunard - George Humphreys Benoit/Alcindoro - Andrew Shore ____________________________ 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/

Opera Jobs: The Milliner

Find out what it's like to work at the London Coliseum, London's largest theatre, as a milliner for English National Opera. For more theatre insights and careers inspiration, visit our opera jobs playlist: http://goo.gl/SLhNFj Meet English National Opera's head milliner Megan Bearup. Hats, headpieces and masks, Megan creates all of the headwear that you see on stage - find out what a day in the life of Megan involves. 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 which 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 | https://www.facebook.com/englishnationalopera ENO on Twitter | https://twitter.com/e_n_o ENO on Instagram | http://instagram.com/englishnationalopera More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Opera Jobs: The Stage Manager

Find out what it's like to work at the London Coliseum, London's largest theatre, as a prop maker for English National Opera. For more theatre insights and careers inspiration, visit our opera jobs playlist: http://goo.gl/SLhNFj Meet Rosie. Everything we see that happens technically in a performance at the London Coliseum is cued by Rosie, our deputy stage manager with nerves of steel. 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/

Opera Jobs: The Sound Engineer

Find out what it's like to work at the London Coliseum, London's largest theatre, as a sound engineer for English National Opera. For more theatre insights and careers inspiration, visit our opera jobs playlist: http://goo.gl/SLhNFj Meet Jacey, head of sound at ENO. In this short video, Jacey talks about his job as an audio engineer at the London Coliseum, London's largest theatre, and how he got into sound engineering as a career. 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/

Opera Jobs: The Prop Maker

Find out what it's like to work at the London Coliseum, London's largest theatre, as a prop maker for English National Opera. For more theatre insights and careers inspiration, visit our opera jobs playlist: http://goo.gl/SLhNFj Meet Paul, English National Opera's prop workshop manager. Paul heads up the team responsible for creating the weird and wonderful objects you see on stage at the London Coliseum. 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 The Pearl Fishers

Penny Woolcock's 'stunningly beautiful' (Daily Telegraph) production of Bizet's opera returns to ENO for nine performances. The Pearl Fishers is a compelling tale of friendship tested by love. A tragic love triangle lies at the heart of the story, which explores themes of desire and rejection, longing and loss, and living within religious strictures. 16 June - 5 July http://www.eno.org/fishers Tickets from £12 - £110 (excludes booking fee of £3.50 per transaction for phone bookings; £1.75 for online bookings) #ENOFishers

Benvenuto Cellini - Terry Gilliam's stunning ENO production

Terry Gilliam returns to English National Opera to direct Berlioz's enormous and spectacular Benvenuto Cellini. Expect a carnival of colour as jugglers, aerialists and magnificent sets in this unforgettable night out. Terry Gilliam blazes his way back to ENO to direct Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini and explains why you he wants you to come and see it! Until 27 June 2014 at the London Coliseum eno.org/cellini 17 June: broadcast live across the UK and Ireland, and selected international cinemas, as part of ENO Screen eno.org/enoscreen #ENOCellini 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/

Mozart's Così fan tutte - the most exciting and colourful show in town!

Phelim McDermott directs a new production of Mozart's comic masterpiece. Take a look at scenes from the show and hear what audiences think. Sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella are enjoying a holiday in Coney Island with their fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo. However, the fairground is a place where anything can happen -- and its manipulative master, Don Alfonso, has a game to play with the lovers... In collaboration with Improbable. Until 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 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/

Terry Gilliam wants YOU!

Terry Gilliam blazes his way back to ENO to direct Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini and explains why you he wants you to come and see it! 5 - 27 June 2014 at the London Coliseum eno.org/cellini 17 June: broadcast live across the UK and Ireland, and selected international cinemas, as part of ENO Screen eno.org/enoscreen #ENOCellini

Terry Gilliam: Benvenuto Cellini, the man and the opera

Terry Gilliam returns to ENO to direct Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini, based on the outrageous autobiography of the celebrated 16-century goldsmith and sculptor of the same name. 5 - 27 June 2014 at the London Coliseum eno.org/cellini 17 June: broadcast live across the UK and Ireland, and selected international cinemas, as part of ENO Screen eno.org/enoscreen #ENOCellini

Terry Gilliam on his approach to directing opera

'I don't do opera, I put on a show' Evening Standard Ahead of directing his second Berlioz opera, Benvenuto Cellini, at ENO, Terry talks about his approach to opera. BENVENUTO CELLINI 5 - 27 June 2014 at the London Coliseum eno.org/cellini 17 June: broadcast live across the UK and Ireland, and selected international cinemas, as part of ENO Screen eno.org/enoscreen #ENOCellini

Terry Gilliam: Second time around with ENO

Terry Gilliam explains the challenges of directing his second Berlioz opera, Benvenuto Cellini, following 2010's sell-out The Damnation of Faust. 5 - 27 June 2014 at the London Coliseum eno.org/cellini 17 June: broadcast live across the UK and Ireland, and selected international cinemas, as part of ENO Screen eno.org/enoscreen #ENOCellini

Thebans in rehearsal: Part 2

In the second of our Thebans rehearsals films, take an exclusive look behind the scenes as librettist Frank McGuinness explains his relationship with Sophocles' plays. 'Big, bloody and streaked with brilliance' Evening Standard 'Lyrical, direct and brilliantly performed' **** The Observer Until 3 June 2014 http://www.eno.org/thebans Tickets from £5 - £60 (excludes booking fee of £3.50 per transaction for phone bookings; £1.75 for online bookings) #ENOThebans

Mozart's Così fan tutte trailer

Phelim McDermott directs a new production of Mozart's comic masterpiece. Sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella are enjoying a holiday in Coney Island with their fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo. However, the fairground is a place where anything can happen -- and its manipulative master, Don Alfonso, has a game to play with the lovers... In collaboration with Improbable. 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

Terry Gilliam explains Benvenuto Cellini

Terry Gilliam blazes his way back to ENO to direct Berlioz's enormous and spectacular Benvenuto Cellini. Watch as he tries to explain the opera in less than 30 seconds. 5 - 27 June 2014 at the London Coliseum eno.org/cellini 17 June: broadcast live across the UK and Ireland, and selected international cinemas, as part of ENO Screen eno.org/enoscreen #ENOCellini

Inside Opera: Live - go behind the scenes with ENO

What you see on the stage is only a small part of what goes on at ENO. This film of the inside workings of the Coliseum explains how productions come to the stage from the moment they are chosen in the repertoire to their first night performance.

Julian Anderson's Thebans - until 3 June

Watch production footage and see audience reaction to the world premiere of Julian Anderson's Thebans. A powerful retelling of the timeless Greek tragedy, this compelling new opera runs at the London Coliseum until 3 June. http://www.eno.org/thebans Tickets £5 - £60 (excludes booking fee of £3.50 per transaction for phone bookings; £1.75 for online bookings) #ENOThebans

Inside Opera: LIVE

Join seven UK opera companies for a unique live event on Saturday 10 May. From Glasgow to Truro, Armagh to Norwich, there is opera right on your doorstep. What's the best first-time opera to see? What does it take to stage it? Live from the Grand Theatre in Leeds, home to Opera North, join us to discover the passion, intensity and drama that makes opera such a powerful art form. Featuring interviews, performance and exclusive films throughout the afternoon -- prepare to be immersed in the wonderful world of opera. Opera North www.youtube.com/seemoreopera Royal Opera House www.youtube.com/RoyalOperaHouse Scottish Opera www.youtube.com/scottishopera NI Opera www.youtube.com/NIopera Welsh National Opera www.youtube.com/welshnationalopera English Touring Opera www.youtube.com/englishtouringopera

Thebans in rehearsal: Bringing a new work to the stage

Take an exclusive look behind the scenes at rehearsals as we prepare for the the world premiere of Julian Anderson's Thebans. With a libretto by playwright Frank McGuinness, Thebans is a powerful re-telling of Sophocles' timeless tragedies focusing on the fate of Oedipus and his daughter Antigone. 3 May - 3 June 2014 http://www.eno.org/thebans Tickets from £5 - £60 (excludes booking fee of £3.50 per transaction for phone bookings; £1.75 for online bookings) #ENOThebans

English National Opera: What's on in 2014/15

ENO's 2014/15 season spans 400 years of opera with 16 productions, including five broadcast on ENO Screen. Take a look at the season trailer and let us know what you think by commenting below.

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

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