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Pre performance talks

ENO’s pre-performance talks are the perfect introduction to the season’s productions for both opera newcomers and seasoned opera-goers.

Hosted by BBC journalist and broadcaster, Christopher Cook, these 45 minute talks on every production in our season provide insights from behind the scenes and help to contextualise each opera and particular production.

Guests include opera experts and enthusiasts plus members of the creative and production teams. We also include a performance by ENO singers and members of the ENO music staff.

Join Christopher and guests in the Balcony Bar of the London Coliseum for 45 minutes of lively conversations, insights and music.

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Listen to previous pre-performance talks from our 2016/17 Season:

Pre-performance talks from 2015/16: