ENO Creative Residency

Our new creative residency programme for the 2022-23 season

Poet and spoken word artist Kieron Rennie is taking part in a season-long Creative Residency at the ENO, responding to our work throughout the year.

Through his residency at the London Coliseum throughout 2022-23, Kieron will be creating a series of artistic responses to our opera season and work, through a variety of mediums including poetry and photography.

It's a Wonderful Life

This is the first of three poems on It’s a Wonderful Life

This is the third of three poems on It’s a Wonderful Life

Tosca

Here is his piece, responding to our production of Tosca.

Conflicts of the Heart

Live for the heart
away___from watchful eyes

>>Political stares<<

The ears an unreliable witness – bending the MIND OUT of shape.

Converting her into an unbeliever: brushstrokes
bring jealousy, not praise.

Live for the heart
away___from a triangular maze

Sacrifice a tormenting chorus
Lovers cannot escape.

Death’s darkened drapes do murmur
Live for the heart
Time bows for the true embrace…