What is ENO Studio Live?

ENO Studio Live allows us to put on opera productions in smaller, intimate spaces. It gives members of the ENO Chorus principal roles; and showcases some exceptional young talent.

What can I see?

As part of ENO Studio Live, we will be putting on performances of Britten’s Paul Bunyan.

Paul Bunyan is an operetta based on the American folklore tale of the giant Paul Bunyan and the Blue Ox, Babe. You can find out a bit more about the tall-tale behind Benjamin Britten’s operetta here. Following his success with The Day After, part of 2017 Studio Live, regular ENO staff director Jamie Manton will be directing this production.

Britten has played an important role in ENO’s history…

Britten’s music has been at the heart of ENO ever since Sadler’s Wells opera (which went on to become the English National Opera in 1974) premiered Britten’s Peter Grimes. Alongside Paul Bunyan, four of Britten’s operas will be performed by ENO in 2018 alone, including The Turn of the Screw and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

You can see Britten’s Paul Bunyan at Alexandra Palace until 13 may. Find out more and book tickets below.

Benjamin Britten recording The Little Sweep at Lilian Baylis House in 1955. Credit Decca.