A mercurial mix of fairy-tale adventure, knockabout farce, moral allegory and, above all, marvellous music (including the thrilling Queen of the Night Aria), Mozart’s The Magic Flute was premiered just ten weeks before the composer’s tragically early death. It proved to be the biggest popular success of his short life, as well as arguably the most deeply moving of all his operas.
Acclaimed as ‘a well-established jewel of ENO’s repertoire’ (Evening Standard) and ‘one of ENO’s most magical productions’ (The Times), National Theatre Director Nicholas Hytner’s spectacular staging has thrilled audiences of all ages since it was first seen in 1988 and now returns – complete with giant serpent, dancing bears and live performing birds – to celebrate its 25th anniversary on the London Coliseum stage.
With its panto-style storyline, catchy tunes, broad comedy and profound humanity, The Magic Flute is the perfect introduction to opera for anyone who has never been before.
Sep 13*, 15, 21, 26* & Oct 11, 15, 18 at 7.30pm | Oct 6 at 6.30pm | Sep 23 & Oct 13 at 3pm
10 performances. Running time: 2hrs 50mins
Pre-performance talk, Sat Sep 15, 5.15 – 6pm, £5/£2.50 concs
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Just over 125 years since its initial record-breaking run, The Mikado remains Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operetta. For a staggering fifth of that total time, it has also been virtually synonymous with Jonathan Miller’s dazzlingly inventive and stunningly stylish song-and-dance staging, which has proved an unfailing ‘source of innocent merriment’ ever since it first graced the London Coliseum stage in 1986.
Wittily transposing the topsy-turvy Victorian values of Gilbert’s mock-oriental Town of Titipu to a Marx Brothers-inspired take on the denizens of a very English 1930s seaside hotel, Miller’s much-loved production returns, two years after celebrating its silver jubilee. The starry cast of seasoned veterans and fresh-faced newcomers is led by ENO’s resident master of the comic patter song, Richard Suart, who this season celebrates his own 25th anniversary in the role of Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner.
Dec 1, 5*, 7, 8 & Jan 21*, 25, 26, 30, 31 at 7.30pm | Dec 1, 8 & Jan 26 at 2.30pm
12 performances. Running time: 2hrs 35mins
Signed-performance, Tue Jan 21
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ENO is thrilled to announce the first fully staged production of Vaughan Williams’ The Pilgrim’s Progress in more than 60 years. Williams is one of our most celebrated composers and this production follows acclaimed ENO stagings of his works Sir John in Love and Riders to the Sea and highlights its commitment to the best of English opera.
Bringing this inspired journey of morality, spirituality and temptation to life is renowned director, actor and storytelling visionary Yoshi Oïda, while musically, conductor Martyn Brabbins injects his passion for British music to Williams’ sublime score.
5 - 25 Nov | 7 performances | Tickets from ONLY £19
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One of the best-loved operas of all time, Bizet’s Carmen is an enduring tale of passion, seduction and tragedy. With some of the most beautiful and instantly recognisable music in all opera, Bizet’s dazzling score brims with famous melodies including the sultry 'Habanera' and the vibrant ‘Toreador’ and ‘Flower’ songs. Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed production comes to ENO following sell-out performances across Europe and brings a fresh, modern approach to this great work.# vimeo.com/52847914 Uploaded 4,841 Plays 1 Like 0 Comments
Since it was first staged at the London Coliseum more than 25 years ago, Jonathan Miller's comic masterpiece The Mikado has become the definitive version of Gilbert and Sullivan's timeless classic. Miller's spectacular song and dance show, with its high-kicking chorus lines, sparkling wit and 1930s inspired sets and costumes, is packed with 'theatrical delights' (The Guardian) and 'a wow for all the family' (Daily Telegraph).
'DONT MISS IT' - The Guardian
1 Dec 2012 - 31 Jan 2013
Tickets from ONLY £19
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