Coming up this autumn at ENO
Our busy Summer season has come to a close and as we prepare to welcome audiences to London’s spectacular Coliseum for our 2014/15 season, we take at look at what’s coming up this Autumn.
With classic revivals, dramatic new productions and world premieres, Autumn 2014 with ENO will see romance, tragedy, drama, fun, soaring melodies and glorious music. Opening on 13 September, here’s a round-up of what you can look forward to.
13 Sept – 17 Oct, 10 performances
Brought to life through some of Verdi’s most powerful and tender music, Shakespeare’s great tragedy of deception, love and jealousy sees army general Otello and his new wife Desdemona destroyed by the manipulative Captain Iago.
This dramatic new production sees director David Alden and tenor Stuart Skelton reunited after 2014’s triumphant Peter Grimes.
15 Sept – 3 Oct, 6 performances
Centring on the rivalry between Xerxes and his brother Arsamenes for the love of the same woman, Nicholas Hytner’s Olivier Award-winning production takes Handel’s Xerxes to Vauxhall’s pleasure gardens of the 18th century for a night of seething emotions and biting social satire.
2 Oct – 1 Nov, 9 performances
The Girl of the Golden West follows the lives of saloon-bar owner Minnie and a community of miners as they struggle to cope with the harsh realities of survival in the American Wild West during the Californian gold rush. Contains Puccini’s trademark lyrical beauty and soaring melodies.
16 Oct – 23 Nov, 11 performances
Mozart 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. Expect sexual intrigue, mistaken identities and glorious music in what is widely regarded to be one of the finest comic operas ever written.
29 Oct – 6 Dec, 14 performances
Experience one of the greatest love stories, tracing the doomed relationship between the impoverished poet Rodolfo and his seamstress girlfriend Mimì. Inspired by the Paris Left Bank, this is the third revival of Jonathan Miller’s acclaimed production, and with its heartrending story and Puccini’s ravishing music, it never fails to enchant.
21 Nov – 5 Dec, 6 performances
This highlight of London’s contemporary music season sees an interpretation of the Resurrection from the perspective of two women close to Jesus - Mary Magdalene and Martha. With a narrative that switches between the Biblical past and the worldly present, the latest work by John Adams draws parallels between Christ’s Passion and contemporary events such as the Arab Spring.
11 Dec – 23 Dec (performed at the Young Vic)
Oliver Jeffers’s enchanting book comes to life in this captivating new opera for 5 – 8 year olds.
The Way Back Home traces the journey of a boy who, on discovering an aeroplane in his cupboard, flies off towards the stars in search of adventure. But when he runs out of petrol and crash lands on the moon, he comes face to face with a stranded Martian. Will the two become friends and help each other to find their way back home?
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