ENO’s pre-performance talks are the perfect introduction to the season’s productions for both opera newcomers and seasoned opera-goers.
Hosted by BBC journalist and broadcaster, Christopher Cook, guests will include opera experts and enthusiasts plus members of the creative and production teams to give exciting insights from behind the scenes. We also include a performance by ENO singers and members of the ENO music staff.
Join Christopher and guests in the Balcony Bar of the London Coliseum for 45 minutes of lively conversations, insights and music.
Previous pre-performance talks
The Mikado (December 2015)
Christopher Cook discusses The Mikado and the eternal success of ENO's production, which recently celebrated its 200th performance!
The Force of Destiny (November 2015)
Christopher Cook talks about the darkest of Verdi's mature operas; The Force of Destiny
La bohème (October 2015)
Christopher Cook discusses the emotional impact of La Boheme, and how our new production puts the focus elsewhere.
The Barber of Seville (September 2015)
Christopher Cook discusses the tragic and comedic elements of Barber.
Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk (October 2015)
Christopher Cook discusses Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk on stage at the London Coliseum..