The company have unveiled details of its upcoming season including seven new productions and two revivals.
The English National Opera have announced details for its upcoming season for the rest of 2022 and 2023, which will feature several new productions as well as a couple of revivals.
It has been announced that the newly announced season will open with a new production of Puccini’s Tosca, which was previously seen at Finnish National Opera in 2018 and will make its UK premiere from the 30th September until the 4th November directed by Christof Loy.
This will then be followed by a production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Yeomen of the Guard (3rd November to the 2nd December). Directed by Jo Davies, the cast for the production is set to include Anthony Gregory and Susan Bickley. Set at the Tower of London, it is a story filled with forbidden romances, fantastical plots and unrequited love. It is the first time the operetta is being presented by the ENO
It has also been announced that the ENO will present the UK premiere of of the operatic version of hit movie It’s A Wonderful Life, penned by Jake Heggie. Directed by Aletta Collins, the cast is set to include Danielle De Niese (Man of La Mancha) in her ENO operatic debut and Frederick Ballentine as George Bailey. The production will run from the 25th November until the 10th December.
The company will also present a revival of Calixto Bieito’s production of Carmen from the 1st to the 24th February as well as the revival of Phelim McDermott’s acclaimed Akhnaten (11th March to the 5th April) .
Also included in the season is another instalment in Richard Jones’ staging of The Ring Cycle as well as a production of Korngold’s The Dead City (Die tote Stadt), starring Allison Oakes and Rolf Romei.
Tinuke Craig (Jitney) will direct Jeanine Tesori’s contemporary opera Blue, performing from the 20th April to the 4th May 2023, while Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs will also be part of the season.
Artistic Director of the ENO, Annilese Miskimmon says: ‘We are so pleased to present this unique and bold season of artistic plans and announcements, stretching from our home at the London Coliseum and across the country via our new engagement projects with national reach. As a truly 21st century opera company, it’s our mission to offer a combination of both beautiful escapism, and forward-thinking, ambitious work. We have designed this season to deliver just that – fresh, relevant stories which entertain, astound, and make you think.’
For more information about the upcoming season visit: https://www.eno.org/2022-23-season/