The Opera Circle is a group of dedicated individuals who provide generous support across the full range of our work and support our mission to produce distinctive, high quality productions that engage and resonate with diverse audiences. Patrons can enjoy access to a wide range of unique events, giving supporters the chance to become more closely involved with the company and our performers.
Annual Patrons’ Lunch
Date: Monday 8 June
Venue: Frederick’s Restaurant, Islington
Join us for our Annual Patrons lunch. This year will be particularly special as we say goodbye to Edward Gardner.
ENO Harewood Artists Recital with Katherine Broderick
Date: Wednesday 10 June
Time: 7 - 9.30pm, with drinks and canapés
Venue: The home of ENO’s President, Sir Vernon Ellis, Kensington
Tickets: £20 (Leading & Principal Patrons only)
Katherine makes her return to ENO in autumn 2015 to reprise her role as Berta in Jonathan Miller’s The Barber of Seville, and as understudy for the role of Leonora in The Force of Destiny.
Katherine’s programme for the evening will include Walton, Barber, Mussorgsky, Verdi and Wagner.
Cast Insight & Supper: The Queen of Spades
Date: Mon 15 June
Doors: 6pm Doors, Talk: 6.30 – 7.30pm Supper: 7.30-9pm
Tickets: Talk: £15 Supper: £30
Join Edward Gardner, Felicity Palmer and Giselle Allen as they discuss working on David Alden’s exciting new production. They will then join Patrons for an exclusive supper.
Russian Reflections: An exploration of Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky with ENO
Date: Wednesday 24 June
Time: 7-9.30pm, with drinks and canapés
Venue: At the home of ENO’s President, Sir Vernon Ellis, Kensington
Finishing the 2014/15 season and opening 2015/16 ENO focuses on iconic repertoire by two of the greatest Russian composers: Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades and Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.
Led by leading Russian opera expert and University of Cambridge lecturer Professor Marina Frolova-Walker, this unique evening of lecture, discussion and music will explore and contrast the works and their place in music history.
Professor Frolova-Walker will give a fascinating insight into her knowledge of the operas before chairing a panel discussion with Martin Fitzpatrick (ENO’s Head of Music) and Fergus Macleod (ENO Mackerras Conducting Fellow).
There will be performances by members of The Queen of Spades cast Catherine Young (Pauline) and Katie Bird (Mascha & understudy for Lisa).
For more information on joining the Opera Circle please visit our Opera Circle page or contact Kat Hattersley on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7845 9494.