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Support Lulu

Support us in staging William Kentridge’s groundbreaking production of one of the greatest operas of the 20th Century.

ENO is incredibly fortunate to be working with pre-eminent visual artist William Kentridge who directs this highly stylised and dramatically charged production which has been performed to great acclaim at Dutch National Opera in 2014 and New York’s Metropolitan Opera in 2015.

The same world-class team of designers will be putting together the colossal and multi-dimensional set which deploys video projection and costume to groundbreaking effect, and there will be special opportunities for supporters to see some of these design elements up-close.

The stellar cast is led by highly sought-after American soprano Brenda Rae making her ENO and role debut as Lulu. Brenda will be joined by several internationally renowned British singers who have made their name on the London Coliseum stage: Sarah Connolly (Countess Geschwitz), Willard White (Schigolch) and ENO Harewood Artist Nicky Spence (Alwa). They are joined by Michael Colvin (Painter) and James Morris (Dr Schön), who make a welcome return to the company, as well as other ENO regulars including Graeme Danby and Clare Presland.

Join Us: Become a part of Lulu’s story

Production supporters will have a rare and exciting opportunity to engage with the production throughout the developmental process of it coming to the London Coliseum stage.

To find out more about becoming a part of this exciting syndicate and gaining privileged access to this pivotal cultural phenomenon, please contact Alice Painting, Individual Giving Officer – call: 020 7845 9241 email: [email protected] or you can join now online:

Supporter Benefits

Whilst your support for this production is welcomed and important at any amount, we are delighted to offer some bespoke opportunities and experiences for those giving at the following levels:


  • An invitation to the First Night post-show party – join us and members of the cast and creative team to celebrate the first night of the production
  • Name credit in the production programme as a Production Supporter
  • Curtain Down report, detailing the impact of this production


As above plus:

  • An evening with the creative team* – a chance to hear from the minds behind this production about how their vision is developing**
  • A tour of ‘Thick Time’ Kentridge’s upcoming solo exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery with curator Iwona Blazwick* – a closer investigation of Kentridge’s work, including preliminary pieces for Lulu
  • Stage and Orchestra rehearsal: an early opportunity to see the singers, chorus and orchestra in a working rehearsal on the production set
  • Invitation to the first night pre-performance and interval VIP drinks reception
  • Name credit in all production programmes and on the ENO website and foyer board


As above plus:

  • Sitzprobe rehearsal: the first time that the singers and orchestra rehearse together, focusing purely on the music with no costumes, staging or scenery
  • Orchestra rehearsal: witness the early stages of preparation for this challenging piece
  • First night on-stage talk and complimentary programme


As above plus:

  • Sponsor a role – have your name credited to a character in the programme and meet the performer to discuss their approach to the role**


As above plus:

  • Name credit on the front cover of the programme
  • Watch a performance from the wings or orchestra pit**


As above plus:

The opportunity to host a private dinner with a principal artist working on this production

*Additional ticket cost applies

**Subject to artist availability or at the creative team’s discretion

All levels of ENO membership and patronage comprise a benefits value detailing the actual cost of membership to ENO. These benefits can be purchased separately at this price. Any amounts given over and above this benefits value are given freely as a donation and are eligible for Gift Aid. To discuss purchasing benefits separately please contact the Development Office on 020 7845 9241.

For Gift Aid and VAT purposes, your contribution is split as follows:
£500 – Benefits £14 and Donation £486; £1,000 – Benefits £32 and Donation £968; £5,000 – Benefits £106 and Donation £4,894; £10,000 – Benefits £103 and Donation £9,897; £15,000 – Benefits £104 and Donation £14,896; £20,000 – Benefits £105 and Donation £19,895.