Live via Satellite / New Release

New season of English National Opera broadcast live to cinemas

ENO Screen sees ENO’s productions broadcast live into cinemas. Shot in stunning multi-camera HD, ENO Screen is as distinctive as the English National Opera’s live work in the theatre, creating a unique cinematic experience for audience members around the globe.

Tickets for the new season go on sale to Picturehouse Members on Friday 14 August at all cinemas except Picturehouse Central, The Gate in Notting Hill and the Duke of York’s in Brighton. General sales open on Friday 21 August.

Adults £20 / Members £15.50 / Students and Retired £15.50 / Student and Retired Members £13.50

Monday 19 October, 7.30

Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber Of Seville

The Barber of Seville

The Barber Of Seville will have you smiling from the moment it begins. Filled with fun and farce, this sunny adventure follows the escapades of the barber Figaro as he assists Count Almaviva to prise the beautiful yet feisty Rosina away from her lecherous guardian Dr Bartolo.

Set in an elegant vision of 18th-century Seville, Jonathan Miller’s much-loved production returns to the Coliseum and remains as side-splittingly funny as ever. For this revival, the talented Christopher Allen will conduct Rossini’s sparkling score, packed full of wit and playful tunes.

Thursday 3 December, 7.30

Gilbert And Sullivan’s The Mikado

Almost 30 years on from its premiere, Jonathan Miller’s dazzlingly inventive staging of The Mikado returns to the London Coliseum for what has become for many the definitive production of this much-loved Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera.

Set in an ever-so-English 1930s seaside hotel, Miller’s Marx Brothers-inspired song-and-dance Mikado is a popular hit with audiences of all ages. The combination of Gilbert’s virtuosic wit, Sullivan’s memorable melodies and Miller’s hilarious antics is irresistible.

Distinguished bass Robert Lloyd sings the genial Mikado for the first time, 46 years after making his ENO debut, while Richard Suart, the acknowledged master of the Lord High Executioner’s pathological ‘little list’, returns as Ko-Ko. ENO Harewood Artists Mary Bevan and Anthony Gregory play the lovers Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo, while ENO Mackerras Conducting Fellow Fergus Macleod makes his company debut.

Wednesday 9 March, 7.30

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute is one of the greatest and most popular operas ever written.

Mozart’s timeless classic explores the search for true love and wisdom as the royal prince Tamino and the bird catcher Papageno must overcome a series of trials in order to rescue Pamina from the grasp of the manipulative Queen Of Night.

This is a wonderfully theatrical and imaginative staging from Complicité artistic director Simon McBurney, in which live sound effects and breathtaking animations help to bring this captivating tale to life.

The unforgettable storytelling will be matched by music-making of the very highest level, with ENO Music Director Mark Wigglesworth conducting a world-class cast including Allan Clayton as Tamino and Lucy Crowe as Pamina.

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