Giacomo Puccini

Suor Angelica

Sorrow is the sweetest song.

27 Sep 2024

Priority Booking Dates

Priority Booking

ENO Supporters
From 15 May at 12.00

ENO Friends
Platinum and Gold Friends
From 21 May at 12.00
Silver and Bronze Friends
From 24 May at 12.00

Access Scheme Members
From 24 May at 12.00

Public Booking
From 5 June at 12.00

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Suor Angelica is a heart-rending story of a young mother separated from her illegitimate child by her aristocratic family and confined to a convent. One of Puccini’s rawest creations, the opera takes us on an extraordinary emotional journey.

The story of Suor Angelica

When she is forced by her family to join a convent, Angelica’s life is reduced to the confines of its walled garden. In this rose-scented cage, she is tormented by the love and life she was robbed of. Doubt consumes her as she questions her faith and tries to forgive herself and her family. A moment of crisis comes when she is visited by her aunt carrying devastating news of her son.

The score of Suor Angelica

In Puccini’s profoundly moving score, the opera captures the searching, questioning nature of grief and the possibility or impossibility of forgiveness. Indeed the aria ‘Senza mamma’ (‘Sweetest love, you died without your mother’), is one of the most poignant Puccini ever wrote.

The singers of Suor Angelica

Sister Angelica is sung by Olivier Award-nominated soprano, Sinead Campbell-Wallace. Christine Rice, one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation, sings the role of Angelica’s main tormentor, her aunt the Princess. Meanwhile, former Harewood artists, Alexandra Oomens and Madeleine Shaw, sing Sister Genovieffa and The Abbess respectively.

The production is directed by ENO’s Artistic Director, Annilese Miskimmon, and conducted by Corinna Niemeyer, Artistic and Music Director of the Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg, who is making her ENO debut. English translation by Amanda Holden.

Overwhelming power in [Director] Annilese Miskimmon's new production

The Arts Desk

Corinna Niemeyer... conducts with detailed subtlety and beautifully understated intensity

The Guardian

Priority Booking Dates

Priority Booking

ENO Supporters
From 15 May at 12.00

ENO Friends
Platinum and Gold Friends
From 21 May at 12.00
Silver and Bronze Friends
From 24 May at 12.00

Access Scheme Members
From 24 May at 12.00

Public Booking
From 5 June at 12.00

Book now
Running Time
0hrs 55mins

There is no interval.

Access

We have an Access Scheme for our audiences with a disability, a health condition, or different access needs to ensure everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable visit.

Tickets
Tickets start at just £10 plus £3.75 booking fee and £1.50 building levy per ticket. A maximum of £10.50 per transaction is charged.
Language
Sung in English with the words displayed above the stage (Surtitles)

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

Suor Angelica Creative Team 2024

Corinna Niemeyer

Conductor

Annilese Miskimmon

Director

Amanda Holden

Translator

Suor Angelica Cast 2024

Sinead Campbell-Wallace

Sister Angelica

Christine Rice

The Princess

Madeleine Shaw

The Abbess

Lea Shaw

The Monitress

Gaynor Keeble

The Mistress of the Novices

Alexandra Oomens

Sister Genovieffa