Find out which of our five autumn productions should you see this year…
Willing to go to any lengths to be reunited with his one true love, the gods agree to let the grief-stricken Orpheus rescue his wife Eurydice from the underworld. But there’s a catch. To be together again, Orpheus can’t look back at Eurydice, or she will be lost to him forever.
See Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice at the London Coliseum from 1 Oct – 19 Nov 2019. Find out more at eno.org/eurydice
Eurydice is fooled into taking Pluto, ruler of the Underworld, as her lover after her new marriage to Orpheus is broken through tragedy.
Orpheus must try to win his wife back to him. To achieve the impossible he needs the help of the glamorous, conceited but rather bored gods…
See Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld at the London Coliseum from 5 Oct – 28 Nov 2019. Find out more at eno.org/underworld
Harrison Birtwistle’s iconic masterpiece retells the Orpheus myth in a non-linear narrative, as the opera’s leading characters appear in three distinct guises.
The Mask of Orpheus is scored for massive orchestral forces, which builds into a three dimensional picture that leads us from inconsolable grief to acceptance and transformation.
See Birtwistle’s The Mask of Orpheus at the London Coliseum from 18 Oct – 13 Nov 2019. Find out more at eno.org/mask
Based on Jean Cocteau’s 1950 film, Glass’s opera is a parable about the dangers of self-obsession.
Though married to Eurydice, Orphée falls in love with an enigmatic Princess. He then moves between the worlds of the living and the dead becoming obsessed with immortality.
You can see Glass’s Orphée at the London Coliseum from 15 Nov – 29 Nov 2019. Find out more eno.org/orphee
Nanki-Poo loves Yum-Yum but she’s betrothed to Ko-Ko, the new Lord High Executioner. When the Mikado orders a beheading, Nanki-Poo and Ko-Ko try to come to an arrangement that doesn’t involve anyone losing their head!
You can see Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado at the London Coliseum from 28 Oct – 30 Nov 2019. Find out more at eno.org/mikado
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