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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.

28 Nov - 04 Apr 2018

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

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 include Heather Wiebe, Britten expert from King’s College, London

La traviata: Thu 22 March, 18.00

Speakers include Flor Willson, nineteenth-century specialist from King’s College, London

The Marriage of Figaro: Wed 4 April, 17.45

Speakers include Sarah Lenton, opera and theatre historian


Listen to 2017/18 Season pre-performance talk podcasts:

6 Evening Performances Remaining
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.

For more information, please contact our box office on 020 7845 9300 or [email protected]