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WHAT’S ON AUTUMN 2014 SPRING 2015


YOUR ENO Welcome to English National Opera. We’re delighted to announce the programme for our Autumn 2014/ Spring 2015 Season, which we hope has something to offer all our audiences. Whether you’re new to opera or an ENO regular, there are a number of ways in which you can make your visit even more special. EXPLORE & DISCOVER

 or an exclusive insight and the chance to further your enjoyment of the opera before curtain up, join F us for one of our pre-performance talks. Dates, times and special guests can be found at eno.org/talks Explore the hidden world of ENO and discover the secrets of London’s largest theatre on one of our London Coliseum tours. Book your ticket at eno.org/guidedtours

EAT, DRINK, RELAX  ake the most of your evening and enjoy a meal in our American Bar restaurant. Our seasonal menu M offers quality dishes made with the finest ingredients. Or take a moment to soak up the atmosphere of the London Coliseum in one of our bars. On every level of the theatre, you’ll find a wide choice of drinks and snacks to choose from. At stalls level, the Veuve Clicqout bar offers a range of premium champagnes to be enjoyed by the bottle or the glass, and the Hunter’s Bar sells a selection of exceptional New Zealand wines. eno.org/foodanddrink | 020 7845 9202

Hunter’s Wines, the official wine partner of ENO and the London Coliseum

Veuve Clicquot, the official champagne partner of ENO and the London Coliseum

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THE ENO CLASSIC RETURNS

OTELLO

XERXES

VERDI

HANDEL

Shakespeare’s dramatic story of deception, love and jealousy sees army general Otello and his new wife Desdemona destroyed by the manipulative Captain Iago. It is vividly brought to life through Verdi’s exquisite score which contains some of the composer’s most powerful and tender music.

Nicholas Hytner’s Olivier Award-winning production returns. Centring on the rivalry between Xerxes and his brother Arsamenes, Handel’s comic masterpiece mixes humour, sexuality and seething emotions. With dazzling music and soaring singing, Xerxes is an enthralling night of fun, joy and biting social satire.

13 Sep – 17 Oct

15 Sep – 3 Oct

Cameras present for ENO Screen live cinema relay on 11 & 14 Oct Co-production with The Royal Swedish Opera and Teatro Real, Madrid

Original production supported by the English National Opera Trust

Photo: Clive Barda

VERDI’S GREAT TRAGEDY

‘SHEER FUN’ Sunday Express Photo: Sarah Lee

PUCCINI’S AMERICAN OPERA

THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST PUCCINI

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO MOZART

Set in the American Wild West during the Californian gold rush, the opera follows the lives of saloonbar owner Minnie and a community of miners who struggle to cope with the harsh realities of their bleak environment. Puccini’s score is renowned for its lyrical beauty, soaring melodies and ambitious orchestration.

The Marriage of Figaro whisks us through the events of one crazy day as Figaro, the Count’s valet, tries to wed Susanna, the Countess’s maid, before their philandering master can bed her first. Filled with some of Mozart’s most enjoyable music, it is widely considered to be the greatest comic opera ever written.

2 Oct – 1 Nov

16 Oct – 23 Nov

Co-production with Santa Fe Opera

Original production supported by a syndicate of individual donors


Credit: Resurrection of the Green Planet 1990.©Ernesto de la Loza. Located at Breed Street and Cesar Chavez, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles / AKG Images.

WORLD STAGE PREMIERE Photo: Donald Cooper

OPERA’S GREATEST LOVE STORY

LA BOHÈME PUCCINI

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE OTHER MARY ADAMS

One of the world’s most popular and captivating operas, La bohème traces the doomed relationship between the impoverished poet Rodolfo and his seamstress girlfriend Mimì. With its heartrending story and some of Puccini’s most ravishingly beautiful music, it never fails to move and enchant.

Acclaimed director Peter Sellars returns to ENO to stage this significant new production. The world stage premiere of the latest dramatic work from John Adams provides a fresh interpretation of the Passion story from the perspective of Mary Magdalene and her sister Martha. ‘An extraordinary work’ New York Times

29 Oct – 6 Dec

21 Nov – 5 Dec

Co-production with Cincinnati Opera. Original production supported by Peter Borender, Mr and Mrs Sid R. Bass and a syndicate of donors to the La bohème appeal.

Co-production with Theater Bonn. New production supported by ENO’s Contemporary Opera Group.

A SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION

THE WAY BACK HOME LEE Oliver Jeffers’ enchanting book is brought to life in a captivating new opera for 5 – 8 year olds. Created by Katie Mitchell and Vicki Mortimer, the pair behind the hit stage adaptation of Dr Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, this delightful production will recreate Jeffers’s beautiful illustrations live on stage.

Photo: Catherine Ashmore

Illustration: Oliver Jeffers, courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers

THE PERFECT FAMILY TREAT

THE MASTERSINGERS OF NUREMBERG WAGNER Full of glorious melodies, stirring choruses and thrilling orchestration, Wagner’s ever-popular comedy is conceived on a truly epic scale. This major new production sees Richard Jones’ acclaimed and witty staging re-imagined for the scale of the London Coliseum, with ENO Music Director Edward Gardner conducting the exceptional cast.

11 – 23 Dec Performed at the Young Vic (Maria studio theatre)

7 Feb – 10 Mar

ENO and Young Vic Co-production

Production originated at Welsh National Opera. New production supported by Mr & Mrs J. Shafran, Deirdre & Thomas Lynch, a syndicate of individual donors and the Friends of ENO.


Photo: Annabel Photo: MoellerAnnabel Moeller

Photo: Tristram Kenton

A FRESH TAKE ON A CLASSIC

NUTCRACKER

VERDI A heartrending tale of society and morality, Verdi’s masterpiece combines compelling characters with hugely powerful and instantly recognisable melodies. This highly-praised production cuts to the very heart of the opera’s themes of passionate love and tragic death with a modern and uncluttered staging, and a running time of less than two hours. 9 Feb – 13 Mar Cameras present for ENO Screen live cinema relay on 5 & 11 Mar Co-production Opera Graz, Austria. Original Production supported by the English National Opera Trust.

Journey back in time with English National Ballet to a frost-covered, gas-lit London and join Clara, her Nutcracker doll and the magician Drosselmeyer in this traditional, festive tale for all the family. In a world of Edwardian elegance, Nutcracker brings to life the eternally popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ and ‘Waltz of the Flowers’. This classical production is a magical, memorable and unmissable Christmas treat. 11 Dec – 4 Jan | Tickets £10 – £79* Photo: Sîan Trenberth Photo: Sîan Trenberth

LA TRAVIATA

Photo: Javier del Real/Teatro Real

A RICH AND DYNAMIC NEW STAGING

THE INDIAN QUEEN PURCELL A stunning spectacle of music, theatre, dance, literature and visual art. In this vibrant new staging, devised by Peter Sellars, Purcell’s magnificent but unfinished opera is reworked around a new text and the inclusion of several of Purcell’s most sacred songs to describe the first contact between Europeans and the Mayans of the New World.

SWAN LAKE English National Ballet’s acclaimed production of Swan Lake provides an unforgettable experience of romance and drama. Perhaps the most famous of all ballets, it tells the story of Prince Siegfried’s love for the Swan Queen, Odette, and their battle against the evil magician, Rothbart. Financial Times | Daily Telegraph | The Independent

‘An ensemble of immaculately drilled swans’ Daily Express

26 Feb – 14 Mar Co-production with Perm State Opera and Teatro Real, Madrid.

7 – 18 Jan | Tickets £10 – £79* *Prices may rise according to demand.


CALENDAR 2014/15 SEPTEMBER 2014 F Otello F Xerxes Otello Otello P Xerxes Xerxes P Otello Xerxes E Otello

Sat 13 Sep 7.30 Mon 15 Sep 7.00 Tue 16 Sep 7.30 Fri 19 Sep 7.30 Sat 20 Sep 7.00 Wed 24 Sep 7.00 Thu 25 Sep 7.30 Fri 26 Sep 7.00 Sat 27 Sep 6.30

OCTOBER 2014 Wed 1 Oct 7.00 Thu 2 Oct 7.30 Fri 3 Oct 7.00 Sat 4 Oct 6.30 Wed 8 Oct 7.30 Fri 10 Oct 7.30 Sat 11 Oct 6.30 Tue 14 Oct 7.30 Wed 15 Oct 7.30 Thu 16 Oct 7.00 Fri 17 Oct 7.30 Sat 18 Oct 6.30 Wed 22 Oct 7.30 Thu 23 Oct 7.00 Fri 24 Oct 7.30 Sat 25 Oct 6.00 Mon 27 Oct 7.30 Tue 28 Oct 7.00 Wed 29 Oct 7.30 Thu 30 Oct 7.30 Fri 31 Oct 7.00

F L E E P F L E P E F

Xerxes The Girl of the Golden West Xerxes Otello Otello The Girl of the Golden West Otello Otello The Girl of the Golden West The Marriage of Figaro Otello The Girl of the Golden West The Girl of the Golden West The Marriage of Figaro The Girl of the Golden West The Marriage of Figaro The Girl of the Golden West The Marriage of Figaro La bohème The Girl of the Golden West The Marriage of Figaro

NOVEMBER 2014 Sat 1 Nov 6.30 Mon 3 Nov 7.30 Tue 4 Nov 7.00 Wed 5 Nov 7.30 Thu 6 Nov 7.00 Fri 7 Nov 7.30 Sat 8 Nov 6.00 Thu 13 Nov 7.30 Fri 14 Nov 7.00 Sat 15 Nov 7.30 Wed 19 Nov 7.00 Thu 20 Nov 7.30 Fri 21 Nov 7.30 Sat 22 Nov 6.30 F First night

E L P E F E

L Last night

The Girl of the Golden West La bohème The Marriage of Figaro La bohème The Marriage of Figaro La bohème The Marriage of Figaro La bohème The Marriage of Figaro La bohème The Marriage of Figaro La bohème The Gospel According to the Other Mary La bohème E Early start

M Matinée

P Pre-performance talk


CALENDAR 2014/15 Sun 23 Nov 3.00 M L Tue 25 Nov 7.30 Wed 26 Nov 7.30 Thu 27 Nov 7.30 P Fri 28 Nov 7.30 Sat 29 Nov 6.30 E Sun 30 Nov 3.00 M

The Marriage of Figaro The Gospel According to the Other Mary La bohème The Gospel According to the Other Mary La bohème The Gospel According to the Other Mary La bohème

DECEMBER 2014 Tue 2 Dec 7.30 Wed 3 Dec 7.30 Thu 4 Dec 7.30 Fri 5 Dec 7.30 Sat 6 Dec 3.00

L M L

Performances at Young Vic

La bohème The Gospel According to the Other Mary La bohème The Gospel According to the Other Mary La bohème The Way Back Home

Dec 11, 13, 20 at 4.00 & 6.00 Dec 12, 16, 18, 19, 22 at 2.30 & 4.30 Dec 17, 23 at 2.45 & 4.30

FEBRUARY 2015 Sat 7 Feb 3.00 Mon 9 Feb 7.30 Fri 13 Feb 7.30 Sat 14 Feb 3.00 Tue 17 Feb 7.30 Wed 18 Feb 5.00 Fri 20 Feb 7.30 Sat 21 Feb 3.00 Tue 24 Feb 7.30 Wed 25 Feb 5.00 Thu 26 Feb 7.00 Fri 27 Feb 7.30 Sat 28 Feb 6.00

F M The Mastersingers of Nuremberg F La traviata P La traviata M The Mastersingers of Nuremberg La traviata P The Mastersingers of Nuremberg La traviata M The Mastersingers of Nuremberg La traviata The Mastersingers of Nuremberg F The Indian Queen La traviata E The Indian Queen

MARCH 2015 Mon 2 Mar Tue 3 Mar Wed 4 Mar Thu 5 Mar Fri 6 Mar Sat 7 Mar Mon 9 Mar Tue 10 Mar Wed 11 Mar Thu 12 Mar Fri 13 Mar Sat 14 Mar F First night

7.00 P 5.00 7.00 7.30 7.00 3.00 M 7.00 5.00 L 7.30 7.00 7.30 L 3.00 M L L Last night

The Indian Queen The Mastersingers of Nuremberg The Indian Queen La traviata The Indian Queen The Mastersingers of Nuremberg The Indian Queen The Mastersingers of Nuremberg La traviata The Indian Queen La traviata The Indian Queen E Early start

M Matinée

P Pre-performance talk


HOW TO BOOK BOOK ONLINE at eno.org CALL OUR BOX OFFICE on 020 7845 9300 WAYS TO SAVE SAVE UP TO 20% AS AN ENO SUBSCRIBER Enjoy discounts of between 5% and 20% if you book three or more operas from ENO’s Autumn 2014/ Spring 2015 Season. Visit eno.org/subscriptions for details.

SECRET SEAT Buy a £20 unallocated seat in advance and be guaranteed a seat worth £25 or more on the night. Some Secret Seats will always be in the Stalls – the rest could be anywhere else in the auditorium. These tickets are only available online, find out more at eno.org/secretseat

TICKET PRICES The calendar is colour coded to show the price category for each performance. For performances at the London Coliseum PERFORMANCES

ORANGE

YELLOW

RED

BLUE

GREEN

Stalls

£121– £155* £99– £125

£94 – £115 £87.50– £99 £50– £65

Dress Circle

£70– £155*

£37.50– £115

Upper Circle

£31– £75 £30– £72 £25 – £66 £25– £63 £20 – £25

Balcony

£16**– £40 £16**– £39 £12**– £36 £12**– £34 £5**– £20

Secret Seat

£20 £20 £20 £20 £20

£40– £125

£34– £99

£30– £65

*Monday to Thursday performances Stalls £110–£141, Dress Circle £63–£141. **Restricted view or leg room. We reserve the right to change the price of certain seats during the booking period. Visit eno.org for the most up-to-date prices.

For performances of The Way Back Home at the Young Vic (Maria studio theatre) Tickets: Adults £15, Children £10 Tickets available exclusively from Young Vic Box Office on 020 7922 2922 or online at youngvic.org

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AUTUMN 2014 / SPRING 2015 AT A GLANCE AUTUMN 2014 OTELLO

Verdi

13 Sep – 17 Oct

XERXES

Handel

15 Sep – 3 Oct

THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO LA BOHÈME

Puccini 2

Oct – 1 Nov

Mozart 16

Oct – 23 Nov

Puccini 29

Oct – 6 Dec

Adams 21

Nov – 5 Dec

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE OTHER MARY THE WAY BACK HOME (at the Young Vic)

Lee

11 Dec – 23 Dec

SPRING 2015 THE MASTERSINGERS OF NUREMBERG LA TRAVIATA

Wagner

7 Feb – 10 Mar

Verdi 9

THE INDIAN QUEEN

Purcell

Feb – 13 Mar

26 Feb – 14 Mar

ENO SCREEN 2014/15 SEASON OTELLO

14 OCTOBER 2014

THE WAY BACK HOME LA TRAVIATA

FROM DECEMBER 2014

11 MARCH 2015

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE CARMEN

19 MAY 2015*

1 JULY 2015*

Following ENO Screen’s cinematic debut of Peter Grimes and Terry Gilliam’s spectacular production of Benvenuto Cellini in June, English National Opera and Altive Media are proud to present the 2014/15 ENO Screen Season. *Booking for performances at the London Coliseum will open in Autumn 2014

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ENO What's On Autumn 2014/Spring 2015