Pre-performance talks 2017/18
The perfect introduction to the 2017/18 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, 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 40 minutes of lively conversations, insights and music.
2017/18 pre-performance talks
Satyagraha: Wed 7 February, 17.45
Speakers include Jageet Lally, Lecturer in the History of Modern India, University College London and Elizabeth Yardeni, Producer
Iolanthe: Sat 24 February, 13.10
Speakers include Aoife Monks, Reader in Theatre Studies, Queen Mary University and Paul Jones, Prop Workshop Manager
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Thu 8 March, 18.00
Speakers include Heather Wiebe, Britten expert from King’s College, London and Sarah Hamza, Costume Supervisor
La traviata: Thu 22 March, 18.00
Speakers include Flora Willson, nineteenth-century specialist from King’s College, London and Elaine Tyler-Hall, Staff Director
The Marriage of Figaro: Wed 4 April, 17.45
Speakers include Sarah Lenton, opera and theatre historian
Chess: Saturday 28 April, 13.00
Speakers include Dr Olaf Jubin, Professor of Music Theatre and Media Studies, Regent’s University London