English National Opera (ENO) has announced its 2017/18 season at the London Coliseum which will feature operas by Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Handel and Britten, with a little bit of G&S thrown in!
New productions at the London Coliseum
The 2017/18 season opens with a bold and innovative new production of Aida, Verdi’s timeless story of duty, love and betrayal, set in ancient Egypt, will be directed by Phelim McDermott.
Marnieis composer Nico Muhly’s second world premiere for ENO, following 2011’s Two Boys. Marnie is based on novelist Winston Graham’s gripping psychological thriller. This world premiere will be directed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (who has previously directed Rigoletto at the Metropolitan Opera, New York) in his UK operatic debut.
Following the huge success of Mike Leigh’s The Pirates of Penzance, this new production of Iolanthe, Gilbert and Sullivan’s fantasy political satire, will further bolster ENO’s reputation as the premier home for the works of this great comic pairing.
The final new London Coliseum production of the 2017/18 season is a sweepingly romantic interpretation of La traviata from ENO’s Artistic Director Daniel Kramer. This is his first since taking up the position in August 2016.
Revivals at the London Coliseum
ENO will produce five revivals of audience favourites during the 2017/18 season.
Jonathan Miller’s riotously funny production of The Barber of Seville returns, thirty years after it first premiered at the London Coliseum.
First seen in 1995, the beautiful dreamscapes of Robert Carsen’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream have since delighted audiences around the world.
Phelim McDermott returns for his second show of the season to direct the third revival of his iconic production of Philip Glass’s Satyagraha.
Martyn Brabbins will conduct the final London Coliseum production of the 2017/18 season, with Fiona Shaw returning to direct the second revival of her production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.