1. 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 Rape of Lucretia - Project Opera of Manhattan

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        Still Images from Heidi Lauren Duke's production of Britten's opera The Rape of Lucretia. 2007.

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        • Noah Stewart - Without A Song Promo

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          Noah Stewart - Without A Song Promo. Produced by Run Productions. Directed by Andrew Baird

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          • Faust - Trailer

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            • Parsifal - Trailer

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