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
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THE ENO CLASSIC RETURNS
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
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
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
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
P Pre-performance talk
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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
£121– £155* £99– £125
£94 – £115 £87.50– £99 £50– £65
£31– £75 £30– £72 £25 – £66 £25– £63 £20 – £25
£16**– £40 £16**– £39 £12**– £36 £12**– £34 £5**– £20
£20 £20 £20 £20 £20
*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
VISITING US London Coliseum | St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES Young Vic | 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ
AUTUMN 2014 / SPRING 2015 AT A GLANCE AUTUMN 2014 OTELLO
13 Sep – 17 Oct
15 Sep – 3 Oct
THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO LA BOHÈME
Oct – 1 Nov
Oct – 23 Nov
Oct – 6 Dec
Nov – 5 Dec
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE OTHER MARY THE WAY BACK HOME (at the Young Vic)
11 Dec – 23 Dec
SPRING 2015 THE MASTERSINGERS OF NUREMBERG LA TRAVIATA
7 Feb – 10 Mar
THE INDIAN QUEEN
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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