ENO's 2017/18 Season at a glance

27th April 2017 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 2017/18. For full season launch details, please see the main 2017/18 season announcement or click through for further information on the individual production pages below.

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ENO’s 2017/18 season features four new productions and five revivals at the London Coliseum, supported by performances in a variety of other venues during the summer.

ENO performances at the London Coliseum


Giuseppe Verdi
28 September – 2 December 2017 for 16 performances

New production

Libretto: Antonio Ghislanzoni

Conductor: Keri-Lynn Wilson/Christian Baldini (November 10 and 17),

Director: Phelim McDermott

Cast includes: Latonia Moore Sep 28 – Oct 27 / Morenike Fadayomi Oct 31 – Dec 2 (Aida), Gwyn Hughes Jones (Radames), Michelle DeYoung Sep 28 – Oct 27 / Dana Beth Miller Oct 31 – Dec 2 (Amneris), Musa Ngqungwana (Amonasro), Brindley Sherratt (Ramfis), Matthew Best (King), Eleanor Dennis (High Priestess), David Webb(Messenger)

A collaboration with Improbable

A co-production with Houston Grand Opera

New production supported by a syndicate of donors



Gioachino Rossini
5-30 October 2017 for 9 performances


Libretto: Cesare Sterbini

Conductor: Hilary Griffiths

Director: Jonathan Miller

Revival Director: Peter Relton

Cast includes:

Morgan Pearse (Figaro), Sarah Tynan (Rosina), Eleazar Rodríguez (Count Almaviva), Alan Opie (Dr Bartolo), Alastair Miles (Don Basilio), Carole Wilson (Berta), Matthew Durkan (Fiorello)



George Frideric Handel
26 October – 15 November 2017 for 6 performances


Libretto: Nicola Francesco Haym

Conductor: Christian Curnyn

Director: Richard Jones

Revival Director: Donna Stirrup

CAST INCLUDES: Rebecca Evans (Rodelinda), Tim Mead (Bertarido), Susan Bickley (Eduige), Christopher Lowrey (Unulfo), Neal Davies (Garibaldo)

A co-production with the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia



Nico Muhly
18 November – 3 December 2017 for 5 performances

World Premiere

Libretto: Nicholas Wright, after Winston Graham

Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

Director: Michael Mayer

Cast includes:

Sasha Cooke (Marnie), Daniel Okulitch (Mark Rutland), James Laing (Terry), Diana Montague (Lucy), Alasdair Elliott (Mr Strutt), Kathleen Wilkinson (Marnie’s Mother), Eleanor Dennis (Laura Fleet), Lesley Garrett (Mrs Rutland), Matthew Durkan (Malcolm Fleet), Darren Jeffery (Dr Roman)

A co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, New York Premiere supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a syndicate of donors



Philip Glass
1-27 February 2018 for 7 performances


Libretto: Philip Glass and Constance DeJong

Opens 1 February 2018 (7 performances)

Conductor: Karen Kamensek

Director: Phelim McDermott

Cast Includes:

Toby Spence (M.K. Gandhi), Charlotte Beament (Miss Schlesen), Anna-Clare Monk (Mrs Naidoo), Stephanie Marshall (Kasturbai), Nicholas Folwell (Mr Kallenbach), Brindley Sherratt (Parsi Rustomji), Sarah Pring (Mrs Alexander), Eddie Wade (Prince Arjuna), Andrí Björn Róbertsson (Lord Krishna)

A collaboration with Improbable

Co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, New York



Arthur Sullivan
13 February – 7 April 2018 for 14 performances

New Production

Libretto: W.S. Gilbert

Conductor: Timothy Henty/ Chris Hopkins (24 February and 9 March)

Director: Cal McCrystal

Cast Includes:

Samantha Price (Iolanthe), Ellie Laugharne (Phyllis), Yvonne Howard (Queen of the Fairies), Andrew Shore (The Lord Chancellor), Marcus Farnsworth (Strephon), Ben McAteer (Earl Mountararat), Ben Johnson (Earl Tolloller), Barnaby Rea (Private Willis), Llio Evans (Celia), Joanna Appleby (Leila)

New production supported by a syndicate of donors



Benjamin Britten
1-15 March 2018 for 6 performances


Libretto: Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, after William Shakespeare

Conductor: Alexander Soddy

Director: Robert Carsen

Cast Includes:

Christopher Ainslie (Oberon), Soraya Mafi (Tytania), David Webb (Lysander), Clare Presland (Hermia), Matthew Durkan (Demetrius), Eleanor Dennis (Helena), Joshua Bloom (Bottom), Graeme Danby (Quince), Robert Murray (Flute), Jonathan Lemalu (Snug), Timothy Robinson (Snout), Simon Butteriss (Starveling), Andrí Björn Róbertsson (Theseus), Emma Carrington (Hippolyta)

Production of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Opera National de Lyon



Giuseppe Verdi
16 March – 13 April 2018 for 10 performances

New Production

Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave

Conductor: Leo McFall/Toby Purser (11 April)

Director: Daniel Kramer

Cast Includes:

Claudia Boyle (Violetta Valéry), Lukhanyo Moyake (Alfredo Germont), Alan Opie (Giorgio Germont), Heather Shipp (Flora Bervoix), Aled Hall (Gastone, Vicomtede Letorieres), Benjamin Bevan (Baron Douphol), Božidar Smiljanić (Marchese D’Obigny), Henry Waddington (Dr Grenvil), Martha Jones (Annina)

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



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
29 March – 14 April 2018 for 6 performances


Libretto: Lorenzo Da Ponte


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins/Matthew Waldren (12 April)

Director: Fiona Shaw

Cast Includes:

Thomas Oliemans (Figaro), Ashley Riches (The Count), Rhian Lois (Susanna), Lucy Crowe (The Countess), Katie Coventry (Cherubino), Janis Kelly (Marcellina), Alison Rose (Barbarina), Colin Judson (Basilio), Keel Watson (Dr Bartolo), Paul Sheehan (Antonio)