Updated: English National Ballet in 2023/24

English National Ballet’s 2023/2024 Season

  • Artistic Director Designate Aaron S. Watkin’s first season for English National Ballet
  • Includes two world premieres, a UK premiere and a Company premiere
  • New works from David Dawson, Andrea Miller and the UK premiere of Johan Inger’s Carmen
  • George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations to be performed by English National Ballet for the first time
  • Akram Khan’s Giselle and Mary Skeaping’s production performed in the same season
  • Derek Deane’s Swan Lake in-the-round returns to the Royal Albert Hall
  • Ballet Futures: The Pipeline Project expands following a successful pilot

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András Keller and Concerto Budapest tour the UK and Ireland in September

András Keller and Concerto Budapest to embark on UK & Ireland Tour in September with Pierre-Laurent Aimard

András Keller conducts Concerto Budapest

12 September 2023* – Croydon Fairfield Hall
13 September 2023 – Guildford G-Live
14 September 2023 – London Cadogan Hall
15 September 2023 – Cheltenham Town Hall
17 September 2023 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
19 September 2023 – Dublin National Concert Hall

András Keller conductor / Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano / *Mihaly Berecz piano

Programme includes Liszt’s Rhapsody No.2, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5, Mozart Symphony No.40 in G Minor, Bartók’s Piano Concerto No.3 and Beethoven’s Symphony No.3 ’Eroica’

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Update on the update about the future of English National Opera

Update on the future of English National Opera


Today, Arts Council England​ (ACE)​ announced a grant of £24 million for the English National Opera​ (ENO)​ for April 2024 to March 2026, and a longer timeframe for the ENO to complete the establishment of a new main base outside the capital.

During the 2024-26 period, the ENO will develop an artistic programme in the new city, whilst transitioning to a new business model, which will see the company deliver a substantial opera season every year in London while developing a significant performance and engagement programme in their new city. The ENO plans to confirm the location of the new city in December this year.  

The move to the new base will be completed by March 2029, rather than by March 2026 as originally envisaged. The longer timeframe will mean more stability, allow for consultation with staff, more work in London and more time for the ENO to develop partnerships in the new city and to establish a programme there.

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OperaUpClose’s The Flying Dutchman and We two were lovers – The Sea and I is now touring

Touring from Wednesday 28 June – Sunday 23 July: OperaUpClose and Manchester Camerata present The Flying Dutchman

From the SS Great Britain in Bristol to a former turbine factory in Liverpool, a radically re-imagined Wagner masterpiece tours to waterside venues

Words by Glyn Maxwell, orchestration by Laura Bowler in association with Robin Wallington and directed by Lucy Bradley

‘Compelling… Striking music theatre of considerable integrity and force’, ★★★★ Guardian on OperaUpCloses La traviata) / ‘Britain’s most adventurous orchestra’ The Times on Manchester Camerata

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