English National Opera announces 2018/19 Season

ENO’s 2018/19 season features five new productions and four revivals at the London Coliseum, as well as a gala performance celebrating 50 years of opera in residence at the London Coliseum and collaborations with the Unicorn Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East

  • ENO’s 2018/19 season is the first curated by Artistic Director Daniel Kramer and Music Director Martyn Brabbins

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  • Director Adena Jacobs opens the season with her UK debut, a bold and radical feminine interpretation of Salome conducted by Martyn Brabbins and starringAllison Cook in the title role
  • ENO will perform Porgy and Bess for the first time in the company’s history, conducted by John Wilson in his ENO debut with a cast featuring Eric GreeneNicole CabellLatonia Moore and Nadine Benjamin alongside an ensemble of 40 singers
  • ENO’s Olivier Award-winning Chorus will be joined by the ensemble from Porgy and Bess to present Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, conducted by Martyn Brabbins, directed by Daniel Kramer and designed by Turner Prize-winning photographer Wolfgang Tillmans
  • Associate Director at the Old Vic Max Webster will direct The Merry Widow with a cast of ENO favourites including Sarah TynanAndrew Shore and Rhian Loisjoined by baritone Nathan Gunn and conducted by Kristiina Poska
  • ENO will present the world premiere of Iain Bell and Emma Jenkins’s Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel with central female roles created by some of the UK’s most esteemed singers, including Dame Josephine BarstowSusan BullockJanis KellyLesley Garrett and Marie McLaughlin
  • Opera for All: 50 Years of Opera at the London Coliseum will be a special evening of performances celebrating moments from operas that have played an important part in ENO’s history, performed by stars from ENO’s past and present
  • The season’s revivals comprise David Alden’s striking Lucia di LammermoorJonathan Miller’s much-loved La bohème, Phelim McDermott’s Olivier Award-winning Akhnaten and Simon McBurney’s standing-room only production of The Magic Flute 
  • ENO will collaborate with the Unicorn Theatre in May 2019 to present 19 performances of Dido, inspired by Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, in a production directed byPurni Morell, conducted by ENO Mackerras Conducting Fellow Valentina Peleggi and specially aimed at teenage audiences
  • In July 2019 ENO will collaborate for the first time with Theatre Royal Stratford East to present Noye’s Fludde, directed by Lyndsey Turner and bringing together professional performers, children and community groups from across Newham with participants from our ENO Baylis programme
  • More than 42,500 tickets are available at £20 or less across the 2018/19 season, increased from 39,500 last season

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