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ENO sets stage for Castor and Pollux

  • Date: 29 September 2011
  • Area: London

Arts Council regularly funded organisation English National Opera (ENO) and director Barrie Kosky are set to unveil their new take on Rameau's Castor and Pollux.

Tenor Allan Clayton and Sophie Bevan will take the roles of Castor and Telaire in the production, which Baroque specialist Christian Curnyn is due to conduct.

The character of Pollux will be played by Roderick Williams in the London Coliseum show, which opens on October 24.

The production has been designed to offer a modern take on the opera, offering viewers a fantasy world full of human drama. It will focus on love and jealousy, offering a timeless spin on the original piece.

Castor and Pollux is the first of two ENO productions to feature the talents of Sophie Bevan this season, with the star also scheduled to appear as Sophie in David McVicar's Der Rosenkavalier next February.

ENO will be part of Arts Council's National portfolio from April 2012.