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  • The Nutcracker

    Until Jan 5, 2020

  • Carmen

    Jan 29 - Feb 27, 2020

  • Luisa Miller

    Feb 12 - Mar 6, 2020

  • Madam Butterfly

    Feb 26 - Apr 17, 2020

  • Rusalka

    Mar 25, 2020

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The Nutcracker

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Until January 5, 2020

A tale of adventure and magic, The Nutcracker is one of the Christmas season's must-see shows and who better to perform this cherished classic than the English National Ballet. The production's beautiful dancing, sets and costumes are made even more memorable by the impressive interiors of the London Coliseum.

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Carmen

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January 29 - February 27, 2020

Bizet's masterpiece sees an updating to the last days of General Franco's dictatorship as Calixto Bieito's acclaimed production of this must-see opera finally makes its way to London after enjoying rave reviews whilst on tour in Europe! Conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong, the eponymous anti-heroine is sung by mezzo-soprano Justina Gringyte alongside the internationally acclaimed tenor Eric Cutler as her lover Jose.

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Luisa Miller

February 12 - March 6, 2020

Helmed by International Opera Award-winning director Barbora Harakova Joly, the ENO presents a brand new production of Giuseppe Verdi's Luisa Miller makes its way to the London Palladium's hallowed stage. Marking a huge change in direction for the composer, the opera was written in 1849 and was one of the first operas of its time to explore the lives of ordinary people - but that doesn't make its music any less dramatic and passionate - in fact, it reflects some of Verdi's most emotionally pitch perfect music and soul-stirring melodies.

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Madam Butterfly

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February 26 - April 17, 2020

The late Anthony Minghella left behind him an enduring legacy of work, of which this piece is one of the highlights. Drawing upon his Oscar winning work in film, this adaptation of Puccini?s tragic tale for the English National Opera is cinematic in scope and execution. His only work in this medium, Minghella, in collaboration with designers Han Feng and Michael Levine, compliments the music with brushstrokes of vibrant colour, yet still retains simplicity and delicacy where needed.

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Rusalka

March 25, 2020

Before the Little Mermaid there was Antonin Dvorak's Rusalka, a Slavic fairy fable about an ethereal water nymph that chooses a life on land to win over her true love, the Prince. Brought to vivid life by Dvorak's exquisite melodies and the evocative language of Czech poet Jaroslav Kvapil, the English National Opera presents a brand new production helmed by German opera director Tatjana Gurbaca and conducted by Dutch maestro Antony Hermus, both making their ENO debut.

London Coliseum

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St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4ES

  • Year opened: 1904
  • Capacity: 2359
  • Concession stands
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

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.

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