Each year we hold a series of events that are exclusive to the Friends of ENO. We celebrate all aspects of opera and offer you the chance to learn more about ENO, the productions we stage and get up close to the artists and creative teams behind our world-class work.
Events are open to Friends of ENO, American Friends and all Patrons.
2015/16 Season Launch
(Company Friends and Legacy pledgers only)
Tuesday 28 May, doors at 6pm, talk at 6.30pm
Join Artistic Director John Berry as he discusses the forthcoming productions for 2015/16.
To book tickets to this free event, please call the Friends team on 020 7845 9420.
Opera Works Showcase
Date: Wednesday 13 May
Time: Tbc - Evening performance.
Venue: Bloomsbury Theatre, WC1H 0AH
ENO Opera Works, our year-long professional development programme for singers with soloist potential culminates in an end of year performance. Not bookable online.
Stage & Orchestra rehearsal: The Queen of Spades
(Company Friends and Benefactor American Friends only plus guest)
Date: Monday 1 June 2015
Time: 6.30 – 9.30pm
Venue: London Coliseum
The stage and orchestra rehearsal is the first opportunity for singers, chorus and orchestra to work together on the set.
ENO Harewood Artists Recital
(Company Friends only plus guest)
Date: Wednesday 10 June 2015
Time: 7 – 9.30pm, with drinks and canapés
Venue: At the home of ENO’s President, Sir Vernon Ellis, Kensington
A chance to hear a night of music performed by ENO Harewood Artist, soprano Katherine Broderick.
Cast Insight: The Queen of Spades
Date: Monday 15 June 2015
Time: Doors 6pm 6.30 – 7.30pm Talk
Venue: Sky Bar, London Coliseum
Join Edward Gardner, Felicity Palmer and Giselle Allen as they discuss working on David Alden’s exciting new production which will also be Edward’s final as ENO’s Music Director.
The Pirates of Penzance sing-a-long
Date: Monday 22 June 2015
Time: Doors 6.15pm, Sing-a-long 6.30 – 8pm, drinks and nibbles 8 - 9pm
Venue: London Coliseum stage and Sky Bar
A rare opportunity to perform on the set of The Pirates of Penzance! Led by ENO’s Chorus MasterDavid Dyer, be put through your vocal paces with a warm up session followed by a Pirates sing-a-longwith members of the ENO Chorus
Dress rehearsals give you the opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes at ENO and the creative processes involved in staging a production. Dress Rehearsals for Summer 2015:
- The Pirates of Penzance: Thursday 7 May, 10.30am
- Carmen: Monday 18 May, 6.30pm
- The Queen of Spades: Thursday 4 June, 6pm
Solo Friends are entitled to book one ticket for each dress rehearsal, Duet and above are eligible for two tickets per dress rehearsal. Ensemble, Company Friends and Patrons receive priority when booking for dress rehearsals.
To upgrade your membership and take advantage of this privilege, please call the Friends Office on 020 7845 9420.
Dress rehearsals cannot currently be booked online. Please use your booking form to request tickets.