ENO is extending the boundaries of opera: presenting award winning work that is new, exciting and surprising.
Collaborating with creative talent from across the arts we stage more new productions and contemporary opera than any other UK opera company. We have a world class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions which has resulted in many high profile artistic partnerships with opera houses and festivals around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York and Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich.
We are committed to creating new audiences for opera through English language performances which are affordable and accessible to everyone. We provide unique opportunities and pathways for British singers, conductors, directors and designers.
ENO's Artistic Director, John Berry said, 'As we leave behind an artistically vibrant 2011, our sights are set on keeping ENO relevant and the exciting home for modern opera in London. Contemporary composers, outstanding international directors and British talent take the lead in what I am sure will be another absorbing and thought provoking year for the Company and our audience.'
Highlights of the forthcoming 12/13 season include: UK premiere of Philip Glass's The Perfect American, an opera about Walt Disney World premiere of Michel van der Aa and Cloud Atlas writer David Mitchell's Sunken Garden, an 'occult-mystery film opera' Verdi bicentenary begins in the UK with Peter Konwitschny's new production of La traviata The first full professional staging of Vaughan Williams' The Pilgrim's Progress since the Festival of Britain in 1951 Britten centenary celebrated with Deborah Warner and Edward Gardner teaming up for Death in Venice British composer Ryan Wigglesworth joins ENO as Composer in Residence
ENO 2012/13 season in full:
The Magic Flute, Mozart, opens 13 September 2012
Julietta, Martinů, opens 17 September 2012
Julius Caesar, Handel, opens 1 October 2012
Don Giovanni, Mozart, opens 17 October 2012
The Pilgrim's Progress, Vaughan Williams, opens 5 November 2012
Carmen, Bizet, opens 21 November 2012
The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan, opens 1 December 2012
La traviata, Verdi, opens 2 February 2013
Medea, Charpentier, opens 15 February 2013
The Barber of Seville, Rossini, opens 25 February 2013
Sunken Garden, Van der Aa, opens 12 April 2013
La bohème, Puccini, opens 29 April 2013
Wozzeck, Berg, opens 11 May 2013
The Perfect American, Glass, opens 1 June 2013
Death in Venice, Britten, opens 14 June 2013