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St Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
St Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Year opened: 1904
Located in St. Martin's Lane, the London Coliseum is one of the biggest family variety theatres in London. It was opened in 1904 and was designed by architect Frank Matcham with the intention of the venue being one of the finest music halls for entertainment. Until 1968, the venue was used for a range of events including film screenings, musical comedies, plays and variety shows. Sadler's Wells Opera Company (now the English National Opera) took over the venue in 1968, and along with the English National Ballet, the venue is used primarily for opera.
Opens Sep 30
Opens Oct 03
The Pearl Fishers
Opens Oct 19
Opens Jan 11, 2017
Bat Out of Hell
Opens Jul 01, 2017
September 30-October 26, 2016
Olivier-winning director Richard Jones returns to the Coliseum to helm a brand-new production of tragi-comedy Don Giovanni. With operatic star Christopher Purves singing the role of the spiritually bankrupt Don Giovanni, he is joined by Christine Rice as Elvira and Allan Clayton as Ottavio. The legendary libertine and rake appears to have a deathwish, raping and murdering his way around rural Spain. However, there is one thing he is unable to beat - and that is the road to Hell.
October 3-December 3, 2016
Intrigue and betrayal abound in Puccini's tragic tale of the ill-fated singer, who's lover's political leanings find her in a web of misfortune and murder that ultimately leads to the downfall of all involved. The ENO brings back Catherine Malfitano's innovative production set in Rome at the time of Napoleon's invasion, with Keri Alkema as the eponymous star.
October 19-December 2, 2016
Penny Woolcock's sultry Ceylon-set production of Georges Bizet's tragic opera returns to the ENO following its critically acclaimed 2010 premiere and subsequent 2014 revival. Roland Boer conducts a talented cast of singers including Dublin-based soprano Claudia Boyle as the beguiling Leila, whose appearance on the rocky shores severely tests the lifelong friendship of two pearl fishermen.
January 11-22, 2017
Since it's debut in Paris in 1841, Giselle has inspired ballet, creating a magical escape for enamoured audiences. Mary Skeaping's 1971 production for the English National Ballet is a firm fan favorite, with the ethereal landscapes perfectly encapsulated as Giselle moves from lovesick village girl to a supernatural entity, tricked into seeking revenge on the man who jilted her.
Opens July 1, 2017
It is a truth universally acknowledged that most iconic concept albums worth their salt will eventually be adapted into a rock and roll musical experience to be enjoyed by euphoric audiences. Surprising then, that it took so long for Jim Steinman and Meatloaf's influential rock opera to make it to the stage, but fear not, for it will be exploding onto the West End in Spring 2017. With 20 classic bops, including 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light', 'Heaven Can Wait' and more, you won't have to wait to long dust off your leather jackets and rockabilly denim and prepare to rock, hard!
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