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Pre-performance talks 2017/18

The perfect introduction to the 2017/18 Season productions for both opera newcomers and seasoned opera-goers.

03 Oct - 04 Apr 2018

Priority Booking Dates

10am, 27 April: ENO Patrons >>

10am, 3 May ENO Friends >>

10am, 17 May Subscribers >> and members of ENO Access Scheme >>

10am, 24 May: Public booking.

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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, these 45 minute talks on every production in our season provide insights from behind the scenes and help to contextualise each opera and particular production. Guests include opera experts and enthusiasts plus members of the creative and production teams, ENO singers and music staff.

Join Christopher and guests in the Balcony Bar of the London Coliseum for 45 minutes of lively conversations, insights and music.

2017/18 pre-performance talks

Aida: Tue 3 October, 18.00

Speakers: Phelim McDermott, Director

Joined by soprano Gweneth-Ann Rand who is covering the role of Aida

 

The Barber of Seville: Wed 18 October, 18.00

Speakers: Dr Benjamin Walton, musicologist from the University of Cambridge and Tom Mannings, Head of Technical Operations at ENO

Joined by tenor Elgan Llyr Thomas who is covering the role of Count Almaviva

 

Rodelinda: Wed 1 November, 17.45

Speakers: Dr Berta Joncus, Handel specialist from Goldsmiths’ College University of London and Chris Hopkins, repetiteur and member of ENO Music Staff

Joined by tenor David Webb who is covering the role of Grimoaldo

 

Marnie: Tue 28 November, 18.00

Speakers: Nico Muhly, Composer and Martyn Brabbins, Conductor and Music Director at ENO  This talk will take place in the auditorium stalls

Joined by mezzo Katie Coventry who is covering the role of Marnie

 

Satyagraha: Wed 7 February, 17.45

Speakers to be announced

Iolanthe: Sat 24 February, 13.30

Speakers to be announced

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Thu 8 March, 18.00

Speakers to be announced

La traviata: Thu 22 March, 18.00

Speakers to be announced

The Marriage of Figaro: Wed 4 April, 17.45

Speakers to be announced

Priority Booking Dates

10am, 27 April: ENO Patrons >>

10am, 3 May ENO Friends >>

10am, 17 May Subscribers >> and members of ENO Access Scheme >>

10am, 24 May: Public booking.

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Running Time
0hrs 45mins

 

Tickets £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.

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