ENO's 2016/17 Season at a glance

5th May 2016 in News

For those of you who’d like to see our next season at a glance, this page is an overview of the productions we have coming up in 2016/17. For full season launch details, please see the main 2016/17 season announcement or click through for further information on the individual production pages below.

Check back soon for more information about the summer 2017 season, and keep an eye out for announcements on Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation on social media with #ENO1617.

Autumn 2016

Don Giovanni >

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
30 September – 26 October

New production
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte

Director: Richard Jones
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth

Cast includes: Christopher Purves (Don Giovanni), Clive Bayley (Leporello), Caitlyn Lynch (Donna Anna), Allan Clayton (Don Ottavio), Christine Rice (Donna Elvira), James Creswell (Commendatore), Mary Bevan (Zerlina), Nicholas Crawley (Masetto).

A co-production with Theater Basel
New production supported by a syndicate of donors

Tosca >

Giacomo Puccini
3 October – 3 December

Libretto: Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa

Director: Catherine Malfitano
Conductor: Oleg Caetani/Martin Fitzpatrick

Cast includes: Keri Alkema (Tosca), Gwyn Hughes Jones (Cavaradossi), Craig Colclough (Scarpia), Andri Björn Róbertsson (Angelotti), Adrian Powter (Sacristan), Scott Davies (Spoletta), Graeme Danby (Sciarrone)

The Pearl Fishers >

George Bizet
19 October – 2 December

Libretto: Eugène Cormon & Michael Carré

Director: Penny Woolcock
Conductor: Roland Böer

Cast includes: Claudia Boyle (Leïla), Robert McPherson (Nadir), Jacques Imbrailo (Zurga), James Creswell (Nourabad)

A co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, New York

Lulu >

Alban Berg
9 – 19 November

New production
Act III realised by Friedrich Cerha
Libretto: Berg after Frank Wedekind

Director: William Kentridge
Co-Director: Luc De Wit
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth

Cast includes: Brenda Rae (Lulu), Sarah Connolly (Countess Geschwitz), Michael Colvin (Painter), James Morris (Dr Schön/Jack the Ripper), Nicky Spence (Alwa), Willard White (Schigolch), David Soar (Animal Tamer/Athlete), Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts (Prince/Manservant/Marquis), Clare Presland (Schoolboy/Dresser/Waiter), Graeme Danby (Theatre Director/Bank Director), Sarah Labiner (15 Year Old Girl), Rebecca de Pont Davies (Girl’s Mother), Sarah Champion (Female Artist), Geoffrey Dolton (Journalist)

A co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Dutch National Opera, and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
New production supported by a syndicate of donors

Marvellous Miller – A Celebration of Jonathan Miller at ENO >

16 November

An evening to celebrate the contribution of Jonathan Miller’s work to English National Opera. Will include excerpts from his much-loved ENO productions and guest appearances by ENO singers past and present.

Spring 2017

Rigoletto >

Giuseppe Verdi
2 – 28 February

Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave after Victor Hugo

Director: Jonathan Miller
Revival Director: Elaine Tyler-Hall
Conductor: Sir Richard Armstrong

Cast includes: Nicholas Pallesen (Rigoletto), Joshua Guerrero (Duke), Sydney Mancasola (Gilda), Barnaby Rea (Sparafucile), Madeleine Shaw (Maddalena), Nicholas Folwell (Monterone) Matthew Durkan (Marullo), Anthony Flaum (Borsa), Andri Björn Róbertsson (Ceprano)

The Pirates of Penzance >

Arthur Sullivan & W.S. Gilbert
9 February – 25 March


Director: Mike Leigh
Revival Director: Sarah Tipple
Conductor: Gareth Jones

Cast includes: Andrew Shore (Major-General Stanley), Ashley Riches (The Pirate King), David Webb (Frederic), Johnny Herford (Samuel), Sir John Tomlinson/Mark Richardson (Sergeant of Police), Soraya Mafi (Mabel), Katie Coventry (Edith), Angharad Lyddon (Kate), Lucy Schaufer (Ruth)

A co-production with Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and the Saarländische Staatstheater Saarbrücken
Supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union

The Winter’s Tale >

Ryan Wigglesworth
27 February – 14 March

World Premiere
Libretto: Ryan Wigglesworth after William Shakespeare

Director: Rory Kinnear
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Set Designer: Vicki Mortimer

Cast includes: Iain Paterson (Leontes), Sophie Bevan (Hermione), Samantha Price (Perdita), Leigh Melrose (Polixenes), Anthony Gregory (Florizel), Susan Bickley (Paulina), Neal Davies (Antigonus/Shepherd), Timothy Robinson (Camillo)

New production supported by ENO Contemporary and a syndicate of donors

Partenope >

George Frideric Handel
15 – 24 March

Text adapted anonymously from a libretto by Silvio Stampiglia

Director: Christopher Alden
Conductor: Christian Curnyn

Cast includes: Sarah Tynan (Partenope), Patricia Bardon (Arsace), James Laing (Armindo), Robert Murray (Emilio)

A co-production with Opera Australia
Revival supported by a syndicate of donors

Summer 2017

We are also delighted to announce initial plans for our summer work outside of the London Coliseum. This ongoing series of concerts, events and partnerships will see the company exploring new repertoire, developing innovative work and engaging new audiences in venues across London and beyond. For more details, please read our 2016/17 season announcement.