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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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Get Mimi's Look - 1930s Make Up Timelapse Tutorial

Have you been inspired by Mimi’s 1930s look in our production of La bohème? We visited our make-up partners MAC Cosmetics, who showed us how to recreate the look, with soprano Angel Blue. For our top five make-up tips, and a list of products used, head to our website: http://goo.gl/aG2Z4A About La bohème: http://goo.gl/Cwf5Zt When the struggling poet Rodolfo and seamstress Mimì accidentally meet, so starts La bohème's timeless tale of love and heartbreak. Set in the romantic world of Parisian bohemia, ENO's acclaimed production takes inspiration from 1930s photography of the Paris Left Bank. Performances run from 29 October to 6 December. Tickets start from £12 (plus booking fee), book now: http://goo.gl/Cwf5Zt La bohème cast and creative team: Conductor: Gianluca Marcianò / James Burton (26 and 28 November) Director: Jonathan Miller Revival Director: Natascha Metherell Designer: Isabella Bywater Lighting Designer: Jean Kalman Librettist: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after Henri Murger Translator: Amanda Holden Mimì: Angel Blue Rodolfo: David Butt Philip Musetta: Jennifer Holloway Marcello: George von Bergen Colline: Barnaby Rea Schaunard: George Humphreys Benoit/Alcindoro: Andrew Shore Book now: http://goo.gl/Cwf5Zt ________________________ 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/englis... More great opera | http://www.eno.org/

Introducing The Gospel According to the Other Mary

Celebrated American composer, John Adams and globally renowned director, Peter Sellars return to ENO for the world stage premiere of The Gospel According to the Other Mary. http://goo.gl/vn70bl 21 Nov – 5 Dec | 6 performances | Tickets from ONLY £5 This dramatic new production follows on from ENO’s acclaimed stagings of all three of Adams’s major operas, Nixon in China, Doctor Atomic and most recently The Death of Klinghoffer in 2012. Now, Sellars presents a full staging of his modern Passion, The Gospel According to the Other Mary for the first time. The narrative is based on New Testament stories of Lazarus and Jesus and draws inspiration from evocative Mexican poetry and contemporary texts. Stunning sets by 2014 Sochi Olympiad designer, George Tsypin and a troupe of world-class dancers enhance the storytelling, while ENO regular Patricia Bardon (Mary Magdalene) leads a superb cast that includes a major role for the ENO Chorus. Berkeley Symphony Music Director Joana Carneiro conducts. The Gospel According to the Other Mary cast and creative team Mary Magdalene Patricia Bardon Martha Meredith Arwady Lazarus Russell Thomas Counter-tenors Daniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings, Nathan Medley Conductor Joana Carneiro Director Peter Sellars Set Designer George Tsypin Costume Designer Gabriel Berry Lighting Designer James F. Ingalls Sound Designer Mark Grey Libretto: Peter Sellars after Old and New Testament sources, Hildegard of Bingen and 20th-century writers BOOK NOW at www.eno.org/gospel 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/

Sweeney Todd's enduring appeal | English National Opera

Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel, who are set to reprise their roles as Mrs Lovett and Sweeney Todd with ENO, discuss the enduring appeal of Stephen Sondheim's musical thriller. 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 - visit ENO's website to find out more or to book your ticket: http://goo.gl/9jiUqf Sweeney Todd | London Coliseum | 30 March - 12 April 2014 | Book now: http://goo.gl/9jiUqf 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 now: http://goo.gl/9jiUqf ________________________ 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/

Fiona Shaw on the Count and Countess | The Marriage of Figaro

Fiona Shaw introduces The Marriage of Figaro's womansing Count and forgiving Countess. Find out more about #ENOFigaro: http://goo.gl/JHZxET The Marriage of Figaro | London Coliseum | Until 23 Nov 2014 | Book your ticket: http://goo.gl/JHZxET About The Marriage of Figaro: Expect sexual intrigue, mistaken identities and glorious music in one of the finest comic operas ever written. Book now for The Marriage of Figaro at ENO, directed by Fiona Shaw. Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro whisks us through the events of one crazy day as Figaro, the Count’s valet, tries to wed Susanna, the Countess’s maid, before their philandering master can bed her first. Filled with Mozart’s glorious music, The Marriage of Figaro is widely regarded to be one of the greatest comic operas ever written. Fiona Shaw’s buzzing production sees its plot of sexual intrigue, mistaken identities and unexpected revelations unravel with clock-like precision within the confines of a maze-like household in which the servants are perfectly capable of thwarting their masters at every time. Conductor Jaime Martin returns to ENO following his debut last year in Rossini’s Barber of Seville. Cast and creative: Conductor - Jaime Martin / Toby Purser 19 & 23 Nov Director - Fiona Shaw Figaro - David Stout Susanna - Mary Bevan Count Almaviva - Benedict Nelson Countess Almaviva - Sarah-Jane Brandon Cherubino - Samantha Price Marcellina - Lucy Schaufer Dr Bartolo - Jonathan Best Don Basilio - Colin Judson Don Curzio - Alun Rhys-Jenkins Antonio - Martin Lamb Barbarina - Ellie Laugharne Book now: http://goo.gl/JHZxET 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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Fiona Shaw on Figaro | The Marriage of Figaro

Fiona Shaw unravels the character of Figaro in the latest of her short films about Mozart's comic masterpiece, the Marriage of Figaro: http://goo.gl/xZvmHa The Marriage of Figaro | London Coliseum | Until 23 Nov 2014 | Book your ticket: http://goo.gl/xZvmHa About The Marriage of Figaro: Expect sexual intrigue, mistaken identities and glorious music in one of the finest comic operas ever written. Book now for The Marriage of Figaro at ENO, directed by Fiona Shaw. Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro whisks us through the events of one crazy day as Figaro, the Count’s valet, tries to wed Susanna, the Countess’s maid, before their philandering master can bed her first. Filled with Mozart’s glorious music, The Marriage of Figaro is widely regarded to be one of the greatest comic operas ever written. Fiona Shaw’s buzzing production sees its plot of sexual intrigue, mistaken identities and unexpected revelations unravel with clock-like precision within the confines of a maze-like household in which the servants are perfectly capable of thwarting their masters at every time. Conductor Jaime Martin returns to ENO following his debut last year in Rossini’s Barber of Seville. Cast and creative: Conductor - Jaime Martin / Toby Purser 19 & 23 Nov Director - Fiona Shaw Figaro - David Stout Susanna - Mary Bevan Count Almaviva - Benedict Nelson Countess Almaviva - Sarah-Jane Brandon Cherubino - Samantha Price Marcellina - Lucy Schaufer Dr Bartolo - Jonathan Best Don Basilio - Colin Judson Don Curzio - Alun Rhys-Jenkins Antonio - Martin Lamb Barbarina - Ellie Laugharne Book now: http://goo.gl/xZvmHa 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/

Fiona Shaw on the magic of Mozart

Complicated, sexy, vibrant, terrifying. It's The Marriage of Figaro, live at the London Coliseum with ENO until 23 November 2014: http://goo.gl/worsdN The Marriage of Figaro | London Coliseum | Until 23 Nov 2014 | Book your ticket: http://goo.gl/worsdN About The Marriage of Figaro: Expect sexual intrigue, mistaken identities and glorious music in one of the finest comic operas ever written. Book now for The Marriage of Figaro at ENO, directed by Fiona Shaw. Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro whisks us through the events of one crazy day as Figaro, the Count’s valet, tries to wed Susanna, the Countess’s maid, before their philandering master can bed her first. Filled with Mozart’s glorious music, The Marriage of Figaro is widely regarded to be one of the greatest comic operas ever written. Fiona Shaw’s buzzing production sees its plot of sexual intrigue, mistaken identities and unexpected revelations unravel with clock-like precision within the confines of a maze-like household in which the servants are perfectly capable of thwarting their masters at every time. Conductor Jaime Martin returns to ENO following his debut last year in Rossini’s Barber of Seville. Cast and creative: Conductor - Jaime Martin / Toby Purser 19 & 23 Nov Director - Fiona Shaw Figaro - David Stout Susanna - Mary Bevan Count Almaviva - Benedict Nelson Countess Almaviva - Sarah-Jane Brandon Cherubino - Samantha Price Marcellina - Lucy Schaufer Dr Bartolo - Jonathan Best Don Basilio - Colin Judson Don Curzio - Alun Rhys-Jenkins Antonio - Martin Lamb Barbarina - Ellie Laugharne Book now: http://goo.gl/worsdN 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/

Fiona Shaw on Cherubino | The Marriage of Figaro

Director Fiona Shaw introduces her most interesting character from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro - the spirited young page, Cherubino. Find out more about #ENOFigaro: http://goo.gl/qtcz4o The Marriage of Figaro | London Coliseum | Until 23 Nov 2014 | Book your ticket: http://goo.gl/qtcz4o About The Marriage of Figaro: Expect sexual intrigue, mistaken identities and glorious music in one of the finest comic operas ever written. Book now for The Marriage of Figaro at ENO, directed by Fiona Shaw. Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro whisks us through the events of one crazy day as Figaro, the Count’s valet, tries to wed Susanna, the Countess’s maid, before their philandering master can bed her first. Filled with Mozart’s glorious music, The Marriage of Figaro is widely regarded to be one of the greatest comic operas ever written. Fiona Shaw’s buzzing production sees its plot of sexual intrigue, mistaken identities and unexpected revelations unravel with clock-like precision within the confines of a maze-like household in which the servants are perfectly capable of thwarting their masters at every time. Conductor Jaime Martin returns to ENO following his debut last year in Rossini’s Barber of Seville. Cast and creative: Conductor - Jaime Martin / Toby Purser 19 & 23 Nov Director - Fiona Shaw Figaro - David Stout Susanna - Mary Bevan Count Almaviva - Benedict Nelson Countess Almaviva - Sarah-Jane Brandon Cherubino - Samantha Price Marcellina - Lucy Schaufer Dr Bartolo - Jonathan Best Don Basilio - Colin Judson Don Curzio - Alun Rhys-Jenkins Antonio - Martin Lamb Barbarina - Ellie Laugharne Book now: http://goo.gl/qtcz4o 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/

Fiona Shaw on Susanna | The Marriage of Figaro

Fiona Shaw introduces the heroine of The Marriage of Figaro, Susanna. Find out more about #ENOFigaro: http://goo.gl/aCrtOh The Marriage of Figaro | London Coliseum | Until 23 Nov 2014 | Book your ticket: http://goo.gl/aCrtOh About The Marriage of Figaro: Expect sexual intrigue, mistaken identities and glorious music in one of the finest comic operas ever written. Book now for The Marriage of Figaro at ENO, directed by Fiona Shaw. Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro whisks us through the events of one crazy day as Figaro, the Count’s valet, tries to wed Susanna, the Countess’s maid, before their philandering master can bed her first. Filled with Mozart’s glorious music, The Marriage of Figaro is widely regarded to be one of the greatest comic operas ever written. Fiona Shaw’s buzzing production sees its plot of sexual intrigue, mistaken identities and unexpected revelations unravel with clock-like precision within the confines of a maze-like household in which the servants are perfectly capable of thwarting their masters at every time. Conductor Jaime Martin returns to ENO following his debut last year in Rossini’s Barber of Seville. Cast and creative: Conductor - Jaime Martin / Toby Purser 19 & 23 Nov Director - Fiona Shaw Figaro - David Stout Susanna - Mary Bevan Count Almaviva - Benedict Nelson Countess Almaviva - Sarah-Jane Brandon Cherubino - Samantha Price Marcellina - Lucy Schaufer Dr Bartolo - Jonathan Best Don Basilio - Colin Judson Don Curzio - Alun Rhys-Jenkins Antonio - Martin Lamb Barbarina - Ellie Laugharne Book now: http://goo.gl/aCrtOh 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/

Puccini's La bohème ǀ English National Opera

Prepare to fall in love with La bohème – one of the most moving operas ever written: http://goo.gl/b3rDCl 'One of the best Bohèmes to be heard in London in recent years… immensely moving' ★★★★★ The Guardian La bohème | London Coliseum | 29 Oct - 6 Dec 2014 | Book your ticket: http://goo.gl/b3rDCl About La bohème: When the struggling poet Rodolfo and seamstress Mimì accidentally meet, so starts La bohème's timeless tale of love and heartbreak. Set in the romantic world of Parisian bohemia, ENO's acclaimed production takes inspiration from 1930s photography of the Paris Left Bank. Performances run from 29 October to 6 December. Tickets start from £12 (plus booking fee) La bohème cast and creative team: Conductor: Gianluca Marcianò / James Burton (26 and 28 November) Director: Jonathan Miller Revival Director: Natascha Metherell Designer: Isabella Bywater Lighting Designer: Jean Kalman Librettist: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after Henri Murger Translator: Amanda Holden Mimì: Angel Blue Rodolfo: David Butt Philip Musetta: Jennifer Holloway Marcello: George von Bergen Colline: Barnaby Rea Schaunard: George Humphreys Benoit/Alcindoro: Andrew Shore Book now: http://youtu.be/o3aPQTdprE4 ________________________ 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/

Emma Thompson's perfect pie

Find out the secret behind Mrs Lovett’s irresistibly delicious pies as Emma Thompson reveals her recipe for the perfect pie! Emma is to star as pie-loving Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd at the London Coliseum with English National Opera in spring 2015 - book your ticket: http://goo.gl/pQa5Fs Sweeney Todd | London Coliseum | 30 March - 12 April 2014 | Book now: http://goo.gl/pQa5Fs 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/pQa5Fs 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/

Puccini's The Girl of the Golden West | English National Opera

Set during the American gold rush, ENO's five star production of The Girl of the Golden West contains all of the lyrical beauty and soaring melodies for which Puccini is renowned: http://goo.gl/dGnoZn ★★★★★ Time Out ★★★★★ Daily Telegraph ★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ Daily Express ★★★★ The Observer The Girl of the Golden West | London Coliseum | 2 Oct - 1 Nov 2014 | Book now: http://goo.gl/dGnoZn About The Girl of the Golden West: Puccini's 'American' opera tells the story of its heroine Minnie and a community of miners who struggle to cope with the harsh realities of survival in a bleak environment. The sublime score contains all of the lyrical beauty, soaring melodies and ambitious orchestration for which the composer is renowned. Puccini himself described The Girl of the Golden West was 'a second Bohème, only stronger, bolder and more spacious.' ENO welcomes back the award-winning director Richard Jones (Rodelinda, Julietta) to stage ENO's first production of the opera in 50 years. A superb cast is led by the internationally-acclaimed soprano Susan Bullock as Minnie, with baritone Craig Colclough as Sheriff Jack Rance and tenor Peter Auty as Minnie's lover Dick Johnson. The Girl of the Golden West | London Coliseum | 2 Oct - 1 Nov 2014 | Book now: http://goo.gl/dGnoZn Cast and creative: Conductor - Keri-Lynn Wilson Director - Richard Jones Minnie - Susan Bullock Jack Rance - Craig Colclough Dick Johnson - Peter Auty Nick - Graham Clark / Richard Roberts Sonora - Leigh Melrose Larkens - Nicholas Crawley Trin - Adrian Dwyer Sid - Jonathan McGovern Handsome - Charles Rice Harry - Richard Roberts / Philip Sheffield Joe - Sam Furness Happy - Alexander Robin Baker Ashby - Nicholas Masters Jake Wallace - George Humphreys Wowkle - Clare Presland 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/

Behind the scenes: The Girl of the Golden West in rehearsal | ENO

Set in the heart of a mining community, The Girl of the Golden West calls for a large male chorus to perform Puccini's rousing score: http://goo.gl/zYiBGn Here's a behind-the-scenes look at ENO's magnificent all-male chorus as they rehearse the beginning of Act 3, conducted by Keri-Lynn Wilson. About The Girl of the Golden West: Puccini's 'American' opera tells the story of its heroine Minnie and a community of miners who struggle to cope with the harsh realities of survival in a bleak environment. The sublime score contains all of the lyrical beauty, soaring melodies and ambitious orchestration for which the composer is renowned. Puccini himself described The Girl of the Golden West was 'a second Bohème, only stronger, bolder and more spacious.' ENO welcomes back the award-winning director Richard Jones (Rodelinda, Julietta) to stage ENO's first production of the opera in 50 years. A superb cast is led by the internationally-acclaimed soprano Susan Bullock as Minnie, with baritone Craig Colclough as Sheriff Jack Rance and tenor Peter Auty as Minnie's lover Dick Johnson. THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST | LONDON COLISEUM | 2 OCT - 1 NOV 2014 | BOOK NOW: http://goo.gl/zYiBGn Cast and creative: Conductor - Keri-Lynn Wilson Director - Richard Jones Minnie - Susan Bullock Jack Rance - Craig Colclough Dick Johnson - Peter Auty Nick - Graham Clark / Richard Roberts Sonora - Leigh Melrose Larkens - Nicholas Crawley Trin - Adrian Dwyer Sid - Jonathan McGovern Handsome - Charles Rice Harry - Richard Roberts / Philip Sheffield Joe - Sam Furness Happy - Alexander Robin Baker Ashby - Nicholas Masters Jake Wallace - George Humphreys Wowkle - Clare Presland 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 The Marriage of Figaro | English National Opera

Expect sexual intrigue, mistaken identities and glorious music in one of the finest comic operas ever written. Book now for The Marriage of Figaro at ENO, directed by Fiona Shaw: http://goo.gl/jG7kYU THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO | LONDON COLISEUM | 16 OCT - 23 NOV 2014 Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro whisks us through the events of one crazy day as Figaro, the Count’s valet, tries to wed Susanna, the Countess’s maid, before their philandering master can bed her first. Filled with Mozart’s glorious music, The Marriage of Figaro is widely regarded to be one of the greatest comic operas ever written. Fiona Shaw’s buzzing production sees its plot of sexual intrigue, mistaken identities and unexpected revelations unravel with clock-like precision within the confines of a maze-like household in which the servants are perfectly capable of thwarting their masters at every time. In this production of The Marriage of Figaro, David Stout and Mary Bevan star as the wily servants Figaro and Susanna, alongside Benedict Nelson as Count Almaviva and Sarah-Jane Brandon as the wronged Countess. Conductor Jaime Martin returns to ENO following his debut last year in Rossini’s Barber of Seville. CAST AND CREATIVE Conductor - Jaime Martin / Toby Purser 19 & 23 Nov Director - Fiona Shaw Figaro - David Stout Susanna - Mary Bevan Count Almaviva - Benedict Nelson Countess Almaviva - Sarah-Jane Brandon Cherubino - Samantha Price Marcellina - Lucy Schaufer Dr Bartolo - Jonathan Best Don Basilio - Colin Judson Don Curzio - Alun Rhys-Jenkins Antonio - Martin Lamb Barbarina - Ellie Laugharne Book now: http://goo.gl/jG7kYU 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/

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/

Verdi's Otello | 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/

Coming soon: Verdi's Otello | 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/

La bohème - Production Trailer | ENO

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

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. 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 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

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. Find out what it's like to work at the London Coliseum, London's largest theatre, as a stage manager for English National Opera. For more theatre insights and careers inspiration, visit our opera jobs playlist: http://goo.gl/SLhNFj 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

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. 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 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/

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