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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

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 - clips from Terry Gilliam's stunning new production

Terry Gilliam returns to ENO 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

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

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

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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

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

ENO 2014/15 Season preview

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

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

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

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