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The Only West End Show Still Standing

“Horrible Histories” was meant to be in the West End next month. It’s still happening, just in a castle parking lot 200 miles away.
Tags: England, News, Cameron, Theater, West End, Mackintosh, Friedman, Sonia, Royal National Theater, English National Opera, London (England, Shakespeare's Globe Theater, Old Vic Theater, Coronavirus Reopenings, Southwark Playhouse (London, Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain (Play

Peter Jonas, Whose Innovations Changed Opera, Has Died At 73

Jonas ran the English National Opera and the Bavarian State Opera in his career, emphasizing “bold interpretive approaches to the great yet elusive and multilayered operas of the past.” And he changed the options for opera houses’ rotations: “He championed overlooked 20th-century works, reached out to living composers and presented many premieres. Yet he also made the case that Baroque operas were not just fare for early-music aficionados but also compelling music dramas.” – The New York Times ...
Tags: Art, People, Jonas, English National Opera, Peter Jonas, 05.02.20

Looking Hopeful, Long-Troubled English National Opera Appoints New Artistic Director

“Annilese Miskimmon, the Belfast-born opera director who has drawn influence from Sondheim, Shakespeare and the Muppets [and is currently director of opera at Norwegian National Opera and Ballet], has been named as the new artistic director of English National Opera, after a search to replace Daniel Kramer, who announced in April that he would step down in July.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, Belfast, English National Opera, Daniel Kramer, Annilese Miskimmon, 10.08.19, Sondheim Shakespeare, Norwegian National Opera and Ballet

The Fight for the Future of Jack the Ripper

Rethinking the world’s most famous serial killer — and his victims — in the #MeToo era.
Tags: News, Jack, Great Britain, Murders, English National Opera, Women and Girls, Attempted Murders and Homicides, London (England, Serial Murders

English National Opera announces 2019/20 Season

ENO’s 2019/20 season features seven new productions and three revivals, the greatest number of new productions for five years.
Tags: Religion, Eno, English National Opera

Youngest presenter appointed at BBC Radio 3

A brand new weekly programme called This Classical Life, fronted by saxophonist Jess Gillam, is just part of some schedule changes planned for BBC Radio 3. The 20-year-old former BBC Young Musician finalist will be the youngest presenter on the station, joined each week by her contemporaries to select and discuss their favourite pieces from across the musical spectrum, giving an insight into the musical influences on young performers. Confirmed guests include 22-year-old pianist Isata Kanneh...
Tags: Bbc, Radio, Kate, Tom, BBC Radio, Bach, Mahan, Tom Service, Mahan Esfahani, Sam Becker, BBC Asian Network, Danielle De Niese, Jess Gillam, English National Opera, Personalities, Station News

Porgy and Bess at Dutch National Opera – Exhilarating and Moving

Thanks to the phenomenon of international co-productions, Dutch National Opera’s first-ever Porgy and Bess is an energizing, heart-stirring show with a wow-factor cast. Last year in London, co-producer English National Opera hosted it to glowing reviews. Its third parent, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, will present it at a later date. In the meantime, in Amsterdam the singers are the crowing glory in George Gershwin’s 1935 masterpiece.
Tags: New York, London, Religion, Amsterdam, George Gershwin, Bess, Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, Dutch National Opera

In Defense Of Opera In English Translation

Mark Wigglesworth, former music director of English National Opera, makes the case: “If opera is drama first and foremost, why is the question of the language it’s sung in so hotly debated? Shouldn’t the same rules as drama apply? I don’t hear complaints about Ibsen or Chekhov being compromised by translations. … Both Verdi and Wagner were energetically supportive of translations. If we could ask them about surtitles, I suspect they wouldn’t understand the question.” — Bachtrack
Tags: Art, Music, Audience, Verdi, Wagner, Chekhov, Ibsen, English National Opera, Mark Wigglesworth, 01.09.19

Poll Suggests That Audiences Would Object To Ads During Live Theatre Intermissions

The online survey was held in response to news that English National Opera is seeking permission to project adverts on to its safety curtain. Of 443 respondents to the poll, which asked: “Would you object to theatres screening adverts during the interval?”, 62% said they would object and 38% said they would not.
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience, English National Opera, 11.19.18

ENO half price cinema offer

Get two tickets for the price of one to tomorrow's cinema screening of Benvenuto Cellini when you subscribe to the ENO Screen newsletter. Participating cinemas are listed here. This is the best thing ENO have done in years, so don't miss it. [Author: inter mezzo]
Tags: Religion, Eno, Benvenuto Cellini, ENO Screen, FREE STUFF & CHEAP DEALS, Inter Mezzo, English National Opera

A Newcomer to Opera Tries to Tame a Tempest

Daniel Kramer, a 41-year-old American who has never led a major arts organization, is in charge of saving the troubled English National Opera.
Tags: News, Opera, Kramer, English National Opera, Daniel Kramer, Daniel (1977-

London Theater Review: ‘Chess’ at the English National Opera

No matter how frosty the West’s relations with Russia, is there really any reason to roll “Chess” out of cold storage? For all the bangers of its retro score, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ eighties musical, based on a brainwave by lyricist Tim Rice, simply doesn’t stack up. Never has, never will – and Laurence […]
Tags: Reviews, London, Russia, West, Chess, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Laurence, English National Opera

Review: Nico Muhly’s ‘Marnie’ Brings Hitchcock Into the 21st Century

The opera, based on a 1961 novel and Hitchcock’s 1964 film about a traumatized woman who compulsively changes her identity, comes to the Met next season.
Tags: News, Graham, Opera, Nico Muhly, Michael, Nico, Mayer, WINSTON, Metropolitan Opera, Hitchcock, Marnie, English National Opera, Muhly, Marnie (Opera

Bizet’s ‘Pearl Fishers’ by Los Angeles Opera is a great catch

They don’t keep stats in opera the way they do in baseball. If they did an opera’s On-Stage Percentage, its OSP, would top the list and George Bizet’s “Carmen” would be a true superstar. But if you compare “Carmen’s” OSP to Bizet’s only other major opera, “The Pearl Fishers” (Les pêchures de perles), the ratio of onstage performances would be around 1,000 to 1! When Los Angeles Opera opened its fall season last month with the latest in a long parade of “Carmens,” the audience (whether they reali...
Tags: New York, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Vogue, Placido Domingo, Carmen, Ceylon, Bizet, George Bizet, Domingo, Leila, Grant Gershon, Zurga, Nadir

Don Giovanni, English National Opera, 30 September 2016

Leporello (Clive Bayley) and Don Giovanni (Christopher Purves)Images: (c) Robert Workman Coliseum   (sung in English)   Don Giovanni – Christopher Purves Commendatore – James Creswell Donna Anna – Caitlin Lynch Don Ottavio – Allan Clayton Donna Elvira – Christine Rice Leporello – Clive Bayley Masetto – Nicholas Crawley Zerlina – Mary Bevan Chorus of the English National Opera (chorus master: James Henshaw) Orchestra of the English Natio...
Tags: Religion, Prague, Vienna, Munich, Jones, Mozart, Wagner, Sartre, Barenboim, Don Giovanni, Giovanni, Richard Jones, Rossini, Da Ponte, Wigglesworth, Mark Berry

Madama Butterfly, English National Opera, 16 May 2016

Coliseum (sung in English, as Madam Butterfly) Cio-Cio San – Rena Harms Suzuki – Stephanie Windsor-Lewis Kate Pinkerton – Samantha Price Pinkerton – David Butt Philip Sharpless – George van Bergen Goro – Alun Rhys-Jenkins Prince Yamadori – Matthew Durkan The Bonze – Mark Richardson Yakuside – Philip Daggett Imperial Commissioner – Paul Napier-Burrows Official Registrar – Roger Begley Mother –Natalie Herman Cousin – Morag Boyle ...
Tags: Japan, Religion, Osaka, Strauss, Puccini, Liu, Suzuki, Goro, Sharpless, Han Feng, Nick Barnes, Madama Butterfly, Ian Jackson, Mark Berry, Richard Armstrong, English National Opera

Rory Kinnear part of new season at ENO

The new artistic director at the English National Opera says he wants to move on from the "trauma" of the past year, as the company announces Rory Kinnear's directorial debut.
Tags: Eno, Rory Kinnear, English National Opera

English National Opera choristers threaten to strike

Equity union fights cuts could push the world renowned ENO into "terminal decline" [Author: Patrick Foster]
Tags: Strike, Equity, Decline, Threat, Choir, Patrick Foster, Eno, Orchestra, Pirates of Penzance, Mikado, English National Opera

ENO half price cinema offer

Get two tickets for the price of one to tomorrow's cinema screening of Benvenuto Cellini when you subscribe to the ENO Screen newsletter. Participating cinemas are listed here. This is the best thing ENO have done in years, so don't miss it. [Author: inter mezzo]
Tags: Eno, Benvenuto Cellini, ENO Screen, FREE STUFF & CHEAP DEALS, Inter Mezzo, English National Opera