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Pre-performance talks

Pre-performance talks 2016/17

The perfect introduction to the 2016/17 season productions for both opera newcomers and seasoned opera-goers.

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 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.

2016/17 pre-performance talks

Rigoletto: 15 February, 17.15

With Roger Parker, musicologist and expert on nineteenth-century opera and John Rawnsley, baritone and original Rigoletto in Jonathan Miller’s production

The Pirates of Penzance: 18 Feb, 13.15

With Sarah Lenton, opera and theatre historian and Sarah Hamza, costume supervisor

The Winter’s Tale: 8 March, 17.15

With Ryan Wigglesworth, composer/conductor and Rory Kinnear, director

Partenope: 20 March, 17.00

With Berta Joncus, Handel specialist Goldsmith’s University and  Christian Curnyn, Conductor

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CAROUSEL: 20 April, 17.15

With Dominic Symonds, musical theatre scholar University of Lincoln, Will Barratt, cover singer and Neil Robinson, staff director


You can also find information about our current 2015/16 season talks here >

Tickets cost £5. Concessionary tickets cost £2.50 and are available to students, Income Support recipients, Access all Arias members and Westminster City Save/ResCard holders, and can be booked by calling our box office on 020 7845 9300.