English National Opera Have Announced the Programme for the 2015/16 Season

English National Opera have announced the programme for the 2015/16 Season

Further details about current ENO shows can be found at http://www.eno.org/ .

2015/16 will feature six new productions and five revivals of audience favourites, we hope our new season has something to offer all our audiences. This season is Mark Wigglesworth’s first as ENO Music Director, taking over from Edward Gardner who leaves the Company after eight successful years at the helm.

2015/16 highlights

ENO’s 2015/16 season includes six new productions and five revivals, with over 60,000 tickets available for £20 or under.

Mark Wigglesworth begins his first season as ENO Music Director, conducting four productions (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, The Force of Destiny, The Magic Flute and Jenůfa).

Anish Kapoor designs a new production of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, directed by Daniel Kramer with Stuart Skelton and Heidi Melton in the title roles and British bass Matthew Rose as King Mark. Outgoing Music Director, Edward Gardner conducts.

Director Benedict Andrews returns to ENO to direct a new production of La bohème, starring Corinne Winters in the role of Mimi.

Artistic Director of Improbable, Phelim McDermott directs a new production of Philip Glass’s iconic Akhnaten.

The 2015/16 season opens with a new production of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov and conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.

Calixto Bieito returns to the London Coliseum with Verdi’s The Force of Destiny, a major new co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

Christopher Alden’s critically-acclaimed production of Norma (originally created by Opera North), premieres at ENO with Marjorie Owens taking the title role.

A world-class roster of conductors including Xian Zhang, Stephen Lord, Karen Kamensek, Sir Richard Armstrong and Edward Gardner.

Revivals of audience favourites The Barber of Seville, The Mikado, The Magic Flute, Madam Butterfly and Jenůfa.

A new artistic partnership has been formed between ENO and Streetwise Opera, as part of the Company’s commitment to widening access to our work and working closely with vulnerable adults and community groups.

88% of singers and conductors at ENO are British, British-trained or resident.

Full listings –

Autumn 2015/Spring 2016

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Shostakovich) 26 September – 20 October

The Barber of Seville (Rossini) – 28 September – 11 November

La bohème (Puccini) – 16 October – 26 November

The Force of Destiny (Verdi) – 9 November – 4 December

The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan) – 21 November – 6 February

The Magic Flute (Mozart) – 5 February – 19 March

Norma (Bellini) – 17 February – 11 March

Akhnaten (Glass) – 4 – 18 March


Summer 2016

Madam Butterfly (Puccini) 16 May – 7 July

Tristan and Isolde (Wagner) – 9 June – 9 July

Jenůfa (Janáček) – 23 June – 8 July


Autumn 2015/Spring 2016 on sale dates

Wednesday 22 April at 2pm – Opera Circle Patrons

Wednesday 6 May at 10am – ENO Friends

Wednesday 20 May at 10am – subscription tickets and access scheme booking

Wednesday 27 May at 10am – public booking opens


Summer 2016 on sale dates

Wednesday 7 October – Opera Circle Patrons

Wednesday 21 October – ENO Friends

Wednesday 4 November – subscription tickets and access scheme booking

Wednesday 11 November – public booking opens

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