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Nicole Cabell, Anthony Roth Costanzo & Nathan Gunn Headline English National Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The English National Opera has announced its 2018-19 season with five new Productions including a World Premiere, four revivals, and two collaborations. The season will include contemporary pieces and bold new takes on seminal works to audience-favorite classic stagings. The season kicks off with a new production of Strauss' "Salome" by Adena Jacobs. Conductor Martyn Brabbins leads the production with Allison Cook in the title role, David Soar, Michael Colvin, and…
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English National Opera Cancels Performance Of ‘La Traviata’
Tonight’s performance of "La Traviata" at the English National Opera was canceled an hour before curtain. According to the Independent, the performance was canceled due to a gas leak. As a result, audience members were evacuated from nearby locations after emergency services attended a leak in St. Martin's Lane shortly after 6 p.m. local time. The production, which opened last month, is currently starring soprano Claudia Boyle in the leading role. She…
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Artist Of The Week: Sasha Cooke Creates The Role Of ‘Marnie’
Sasha Cooke is one the great exponents of  modern music, creating some of the most memorable interpretations of 21st-century music in operas like “As One,” "Doctor Atomic," "Everest,” and “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.” This week she creates another role as the iconic Marnie in Nico Muhly’s new work based on the acclaimed novel by Winston Graham at the English National Opera. The role will provide many facets for Cooke not…
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Q & A: 59 Productions Director Mark Grimmer on Working At Metropolitan Opera & Nico Muhly’s ‘Marnie’
One of the more interesting developments in the opera world is the convergence of the theatrical experience with the audiovisual arts. At the Metropolitan Opera, this has been particularly noticeable in such works as “Satyagraha” and “The Enchanted Island,” where video projections are an essential part of the operatic experience, not only creating the environment, but also commenting on it. I won’t easily forget the way that “Enchanted Island” so…
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Cast Change: Major Cancellations In Munich & London
As the 2017-18 season continues two major cast changes have been announced from Munich and London. At the Bayerische Staatsoper Margarita Gritskova will fill in for pregnant Anett Fritsch as Cherubino in the company’s new production of “Le Nozze Di Figaro.” The role will mark Gritskova’s debut with the company. This season will also see Gritskova make her role debut in the title role of Carmen at the Vienna State Opera…
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Brindley Sherratt Cancels First Performances Of ‘Aida’
Brindley Sherratt has cancelled performances of the English National Opera's new production of "Aida." the company announced via twitter that Sherratt is indisposed & will not perform the dress rehearsal or performances on Sept. 28, Oct 3 and 6. As a result, ENO Chorister Robert Winslade Anderson will perform the role of Ramfis for those performances. The English National Opera's new production will be Phelim McDermott and conducted by both…
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ENO Chief Executive Is Leaving After Three Successful Years
Time to say goodbye at the English National Opera. Cressida Pollock, the Chief Executive of ENO has announced that she is leaving her job after three years. Pollock, 35, took over in 2015 as a controversial figure to help the company out of an economic crisis. Many saw the then 32-year-old as too young and inexperienced to run an arts organization. But her success was undeniable as the company was…
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Obituary: English National Opera Tenor Emile Belcourt Dies At 91
Tenor Emile Belcourt has died after a brief illness. The tenor, born in Laflèche, Saskatchewan passed away on August 3, 2017, after a lengthy career at the English National Opera. Born on June 27, 1926, Belcourt started learning the violin and singing at music festivals at an early age. He would later go on to the University to study pharmacy but continued singing. He went on to earn a degree and…
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English National Opera Obtains Newfound Stability From Arts Council England
There is some good news for the English National Opera on Tuesday as the organization has learned that has re-entered the Arts Council England’s portfolio at its current funding level of 12.38 million euros. The organization had been dropped from the portfolio in 2015 after the ACE had “concerns” over the company’s future and stability. But with the new commitment, the company can ensure funding at around the 12.38 million…
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Metropolitan Opera’s New Marnie Production Among Highlights Of English National Opera’s 2017-18 Season
The English National Opera has released its schedule for the 2017-18 season which features nine operas between September 2017 and April 2018. The season includes four new productions and six revivals. Verdi’s “Aida” is the first opera of the season kicking things off on Sept. 28 and running all the way through December. Latonia Moore and Morenike Fadayomi alternate the title role while Gywn Hughes Jones takes on Radamès. Michelle…