1. “Perry” by Kasper Häggström - NOWNESS

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    Norwegian director Kasper Häggström and Oslo skate mag Dank deliver a new wave skate film spotlighting Oslo’s street skating avant-garde. Read the full feature on NOWNESS: http://bit.ly/1wrMCWd

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    • Dr Dee: footage from the show and audience reactions

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      #ENODee Starring Damon Albarn About the production Following the success of Damon Albarn’s Monkey: Journey to the West, ENO presents the London premiere of Albarn’s visionary new opera Dr Dee. Although largely unknown today, Doctor Dee was the quintessential Renaissance Man. From astrology to alchemy and physics to philosophy, his thirst for knowledge was insatiable and, as a key advisor to Elizabeth I, he is credited with providing much of the intelligence which shaped ‘the British Empire’ established under her rule. Dee also dabbled in the occult and, ultimately, this fascination destroyed him. Conned by a deranged medium, Dee’s career ended in disgrace and sexual scandal and he died discredited and penniless. This fascinating figure is bought to life by the extraordinary talents of composer and musician Damon Albarn, and director Rufus Norris. Albarn’s music is an ingenious mix of pop vocals, much of which he will perform live on-stage, with contemporary orchestral music played on 16th-century period instruments. Rufus Norris’s staging presents five centuries of English history and the three realms of earth, heaven and hell, with the virtuosic flare which has secured him a raft of awards and five-star reviews from London to Broadway. Reviews of Dr Dee’s 2011 staging at the Manchester International Festival: ‘Fresh, original and heartfelt... I was entranced’ The Daily Telegraph ‘A thoroughly beguiling spectacle… deserves a gold medal for sheer imagination and invention’ The Observer ‘A breathtaking spectacle... rich in invention, imagery and imagination’ The Stage Performances June 25, 26, 28, 29 & July 4, 6, 7 at 7.30pm , July 7 at 2.30pm 8 performances. Running time: 2hrs. Pre-performance talk: Thur June 28, 5.30-6.15pm, £5 Visit www.eno.org for more info. Album “Dr Dee”, a new studio album by Damon Albarn, set for release by Parlophone Records on 7th May 2012. Dr Dee is 18 tracks of songs combining Albarn's voice with early English choral and instrumentation alongside modern, West African and Renaissance sounds. Dr Dee was recorded late last year in Albarn’s West London studio and also in Salford with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. The album was mixed by Valgeir Sigursson in Reykjavik. Dr Dee will be available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download. For more info visit: http://widgets.platform.emi.com/landing/c02742dc31874568b24864530c053359.html

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      • Julietta at English National Opera

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        Music Director Edward Gardner looks forward to this September's production of Martinu's 'Julietta'. Book tickets at www.eno.org About the production: #ENOJulietta Michel arrives in a small town, intent on finding the unknown girl he once heard singing at an open window. But is he the only sane man in a world where everyone else has lost their memory, or a madman trapped in a recurring dream from which there is no escape? Based on a 1930s French surrealist play set in a poetical no-man’s-land poised between dreams and reality, Julietta is the operatic masterpiece of Martinu, the finest Czech composer in the generation following Janácek. ENO’s new production of this poignant work is directed by Richard Jones, whose inspired staging of The Tales of Hoffmann – ‘a potent cocktail of image and reality, illusions and fantasies’ (Evening Standard) – was one of last season’s five-star hits. Edward Gardner, ENO’s award-winning Music Director, conducts a large cast led by tenor Peter Hoare, star of A Dog’s Heart and The Damnation of Faust, and ENO Harewood Artist Julia Sporsén as Julietta, the girl of his dreams. Performances Sep 17*, 22, 27* & Oct 2*, 3* at 7.30pm | Sep 29 at 6.30pm 6 performances. Running time: 3hrs Pre-performance talk, Sat Sep 22, 5 – 5.45pm, £5/£2.50 concs Signed-performance, Tue Oct 2 *Multibuy discount Buy an equivalent number of tickets for two or more different weekday (Mon – Thurs) operas at the same time and you will receive 7.5% off all your selected Multibuy tickets. Asterisk (*) marks eligible performances. Buy Early to Save Book early to get the best prices for seats in the Side Stalls, back of the Dress Circle and back of the Upper Circle for the weekday (Mon – Thurs) performances.

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        • Billy Budd: Benedict Nelson sings Billy in the Darbies solo

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          Benedict Nelson, playing the title role in Billy Budd, gives Kirsten O'Brien a taste of the opera's music during the second week of rehearsals when he sings the aria 'Billy in the Darbies' accompanied by piano. About the production ENO continues to refresh its Britten repertoire with this new production by the team behind ENO’s award-winning Peter Grimes. A metaphysical battle between good and evil fought out aboard a British man-o'-war, Britten’s richly orchestrated all-male opera was originally commissioned for the 1951 Festival of Britain and is considered to be one of the composer’s finest works. Starring Benedict Nelson (a ‘standout’ Demetrius in 2011’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream) as Billy, Matthew Rose as Claggart, the malevolent master-at-arms, and Kim Begley as Vere, the morally conflicted captain, this new staging reunites the award-winning director-conductor partnership of David Alden and Edward Gardner from 2009’s Peter Grimes. Performances June 18, 23, 27, & July 3, 5 at 7pm | June 30 at 6pm | July 8 at 3pm 7 performances. Running time: 2hrs 55mins

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          • English National Opera announces 12/13 Season

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            ENO is extending the boundaries of opera: presenting award winning work that is new, exciting and surprising. Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts we stage more new productions and contemporary opera than any other UK opera company. We have 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, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York and Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich. We are committed to creating new audiences for opera through English language performances which are affordable and accessible to everyone. We provide unique opportunities and pathways for British singers, conductors, directors and designers. ENO's Artistic Director, John Berry said, 'As we leave behind an artistically vibrant 2011, our sights are set on keeping ENO relevant and the exciting home for modern opera in London. Contemporary composers, outstanding international directors and British talent take the lead in what I am sure will be another absorbing and thought provoking year for the Company and our audience.' Highlights of the forthcoming 12/13 season include: UK premiere of Philip Glass's The Perfect American, an opera about Walt Disney World premiere of Michel van der Aa and Cloud Atlas writer David Mitchell's Sunken Garden, an 'occult-mystery film opera' Verdi bicentenary begins in the UK with Peter Konwitschny's new production of La traviata The first full professional staging of Vaughan Williams' The Pilgrim's Progress since the Festival of Britain in 1951 Britten centenary celebrated with Deborah Warner and Edward Gardner teaming up for Death in Venice British composer Ryan Wigglesworth joins ENO as Composer in Residence ENO 2012/13 season in full: The Magic Flute, Mozart, opens 13 September 2012 Julietta, Martinů, opens 17 September 2012 Julius Caesar, Handel, opens 1 October 2012 Don Giovanni, Mozart, opens 17 October 2012 The Pilgrim's Progress, Vaughan Williams, opens 5 November 2012 Carmen, Bizet, opens 21 November 2012 The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan, opens 1 December 2012 La traviata, Verdi, opens 2 February 2013 Medea, Charpentier, opens 15 February 2013 The Barber of Seville, Rossini, opens 25 February 2013 Sunken Garden, Van der Aa, opens 12 April 2013 La bohème, Puccini, opens 29 April 2013 Wozzeck, Berg, opens 11 May 2013 The Perfect American, Glass, opens 1 June 2013 Death in Venice, Britten, opens 14 June 2013

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            • Dr Dee in rehearsal

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              #ENODrDee Starring Damon Albarn About the production Following the success of Damon Albarn’s Monkey: Journey to the West, ENO presents the London premiere of Albarn’s visionary new opera Dr Dee. Although largely unknown today, Doctor Dee was the quintessential Renaissance Man. From astrology to alchemy and physics to philosophy, his thirst for knowledge was insatiable and, as a key advisor to Elizabeth I, he is credited with providing much of the intelligence which shaped ‘the British Empire’ established under her rule. Dee also dabbled in the occult and, ultimately, this fascination destroyed him. Conned by a deranged medium, Dee’s career ended in disgrace and sexual scandal and he died discredited and penniless. This fascinating figure is bought to life by the extraordinary talents of composer and musician Damon Albarn, and director Rufus Norris. Albarn’s music is an ingenious mix of pop vocals, much of which he will perform live on-stage, with contemporary orchestral music played on 16th-century period instruments. Rufus Norris’s staging presents five centuries of English history and the three realms of earth, heaven and hell, with the virtuosic flare which has secured him a raft of awards and five-star reviews from London to Broadway. Reviews of Dr Dee’s 2011 staging at the Manchester International Festival: ‘Fresh, original and heartfelt... I was entranced’ The Daily Telegraph ‘A thoroughly beguiling spectacle… deserves a gold medal for sheer imagination and invention’ The Observer ‘A breathtaking spectacle... rich in invention, imagery and imagination’ The Stage Performances June 25, 26, 28, 29 & July 4, 6, 7 at 7.30pm , July 7 at 2.30pm 8 performances. Running time: 2hrs. Pre-performance talk: Thur June 28, 5.30-6.15pm, £5

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              • The Mikado

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                #ENOMikado 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. Performances 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 Pre-performance talk, Wed Dec 5, 5.15 – 6pm, £5/£2.50 concs

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                • Don Giovanni

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                  #ENODon This riveting romp follows the last twenty-four hours in the life of the legendary Lothario as he lusts his way towards one last hot date with the fires of hell. Mozart’s most wickedly seductive opera returns in this ‘brutal but brilliant’ (The Sunday Telegraph) production by multi-award-winning director Rufus Norris, whose dazzling ENO staging of Damon Albarn’s Dr Dee is a major highlight of the London 2012 Festival. Edward Gardner, ENO’s Olivier Award-winning Music Director, conducts a cast featuring many of the outstanding singers from its initial 2010 run. This first revival boasts star bass-baritone Iain Paterson (recently acclaimed as both Wagner’s Amfortas and Mozart’s Figaro) as the hell-bent womaniser, with Katherine Broderick and Ben Johnson (both former Kathleen Ferrier Award-winners) as the defiled Donna Anna and her uptight fiancé Don Ottavio. Rebecca Evans and Sarah Redgwick share the role of the abandoned Donna Elvira, Darren Jeffery’s Leporello, the compulsive cataloguer of Giovanni’s sexual conquests, along with Sarah Tynan as Zerlina and Matthew Best as heaven’s ghostly avenger, the Commendatore. Performances Oct 17*, 25*, 27 & Nov 6, 10, 15 at 7pm , Oct 20, Nov 3, 10 at 6pm 9 performances. Running time: 3hrs 5mins Signed-performance, Tue Nov 6 Pre-performance talk, Sat Oct 20, 4.15 – 5pm, £5/£2.50 concs

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                  • Caligula Trailer

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                    Only 6 performances at ENO The Story... When his adored sister’s death awakes him to a realisation of life’s essential absurdity, the Roman emperor Caligula embarks upon an orgy of sexual depravity and sadistic cruelty in an apparently insane attempt to free himself from the shackles of mortality and morality. Based upon Albert Camus’s existentialist response to the rise of Hitler and Stalin, but as topical as ever in the era of Saddam Hussein and Colonel Gaddafi, Detlev Glanert’s 2006 opera – ‘perhaps the finest German opera of the 21st century’ (Tempo) – offers a disturbing insight into the self-destructive logic driving a decadent and dangerous dictatorship. Audacious young Australian director Benedict Andrews highlights the timeliness of the opera’s themes by setting his UK premiere production in a football stadium, the kind of vast public arena within which dictators habitually play out their political games. Performances May 25, 29, 31 & June 7, 9, 14 at 7.30pm 6 performances. Running time: 2hrs 30mins Pre-performance talk: Tue May 29, 5.30-6.15pm, £5 / £2.50 concs

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                    • Carmen

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                      Feel the heat, the dust and the passion of one of the world's most popular operas. Calixto Bieito's dynamic production of Bizet's classic tale comes to the ENO stage this November for 8 performances only. Book tickets at eno.org.

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