ENO’s recently-announced 2014/15 season spans two millennia of history, four centuries of composition and subjects ranging from terrorism, invasion and despair through to miracles, enlightenment and joy – revealing the unique ability of opera to convey what it is to be human.
Our new season of work – including two new works by British composers, our first children’s opera, a production of Orfeo in Bristol Old Vic and Mike Leigh’s production of The Pirates of Penzance – is just one part of an exciting range of announcements that we’ve made this morning.
We’re also extending our season – with 170 performances across four venues, plus we’ll be more closely curating a year-long London Coliseum programme – meaning there’s more to see and do at the London Coliseum throughout the year.
Booking for the first part of our ambitious season of work opens today (29 April) at 2pm for Opera Circle Patrons, 13 May for ENO Friends and 10 June for public booking. Subscription tickets can be booked from 27 May. If you’ve got a particular date or seat in mind, you can find out more about how you can upgrade to one of these schemes with Friends memberships starting from £50.
If you’re not able to get to an ENO production in person, then we’re very happy to announce that five of our productions in the new season – Otello, The Way Back Home, La traviata, The Pirates of Penzance and Carmen will be screened to audiences throughout the UK and Ireland, and around the world, for ENO Screen. The screening of The Way Back Home will be the first children’s opera to be broadcast nationally.
You’ll also notice some changes at the London Coliseum, as we’re planning to open our beautiful building to the public all day, through a new partnership with a respected restaurateur – who will develop and fund, in close collaboration with ENO, a foyer coffee shop and redesigned restaurant and bar areas.
We can’t wait to welcome you to the London Coliseum over the next year. As always, we’d love to know what you think as these changes take shape.