English National Opera 2018/19: book now for five new shows
A merry widow, the women of Whitechapel and lovers happy and unhappy are at the heart of new productions
A vengeful woman performs the Dance of the Seven Veils in exchange for the chance to take a life in the opera that shocked audiences in 1905 and which still challenges today. Starring Allison Cook (pictured) and opening ENO's 2018/19 woman-focused season.Read more ...
Receiving its first staging by English National Opera, Gershwin's Porgy and Bess is a monument in 20th-century opera, taking the story of a close-knit community in South Carolina and the 1920s and telling it through the music of the age. With Nicole Cabell (pictured) as Bess.Read more ...
Benjamin Britten's War Requiem is one of the most powerful musical tributes to the losses of war. The composer, a pacifist, set the words of First World War poet and soldier Wilfred Owen, which never fail to move. Soloists include Roderick Williams (pictured)Read more ...
ENO's woman-focused season continues with a fresh interpretation of Franz Lehár's comic opera. The cheerful widow of the title is Hanna, who finds herself wealthy and single – and confident that she will land handsome Danilo. With Sarah Tynan (pictured) in the title role.Read more ...
A new opera commissioned by ENO, subtitled The Women of Whitechapel, and reinterpreting the story of East End murders through the eyes of the womenfolk at risk. Claudia Boyle (pictured) leads a mostly female cast in Iain Bell's new piece.Read more ...
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