Adam Smith, Danielle de Niese, John Relyea &  Sean Panikkar Lead English National Opera’s 2022-23 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The English National Opera has announced its 2022-23 season featuring eight productions and seven operas.

Leo Hussain conducts Puccini’s “Tosca” in a new production by Christof Loy. The cast will include Sinéad Campbell-Wallace, Adam Smith, and Noel Bouley.

Performance Dates: Sept. 30–Nov. 4 2022

Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Yeomen of the Guard” will include Anthony Gregory, Neal Davies, Alexandra Oomens, Heather Lowe, Steven Page, Susan Bickley, Innocent Masuku, and Isabelle Peters. Chris Hopkins conducts the production by Jo Davies.

Performance Dates: Nov. 3– Dec. 2, 2022

Jake Heggie’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” arrives for the Holiday season starring Danielle de Niese, Frederick Ballentine, Jennifer France, Michael Mayes, Ronald Samm, Idunnu Münch, Keri Fuge, Zwakele Tshabalala, Ossian Huskinson, Gweneth Ann Rand, and Segomotso Shupinyaneng.

Performance Dates: Nov. 25–Dec 10, 2022

Ginger Costa-Jackson, Sean Panikkar, Nmon Ford, and Sophie Bevan star in Bizet’s “Carmen” with Kerem Hasan conducting.

Performance Dates: Feb. 1-24, 2023

Richard Jones directs “The Rheingold” with John Relyea, Leigh Melrose, Frederick Ballentine, Madeleine Shaw, John Findon, Christine Rice, Jennifer Davis, Julian Hubbard, Blake Denson, Simon Bailey, James Creswell, Eleanor Dennis, Idunnu Münch, and Katie Stevenson. Martyn Brabbins conducts.

Performance Dates: Feb. 18-March 10, 2023

Anthony Roth Costanzo leads a revival of Glass’ “Akhnaten” with Chrystal E. Williams, Haegee Lee, Benson Wilson, Keel Watson, Paul Curievici, and Zachary James. Karen Kamensek conducts.

Performance Dates: March 11-April 5, 2023

Korngold’s “Die tote Stadt” will star Rolf Romei, Allison Oakes, Sarah Connolly, and Audun Iversen. Kirill Karabits conducts Annilese Miskimmon’s production.

Performance Dates: March 25-April 8, 2023

Jeanine Tesori’s “Blue” makes its English National Opera premiere with Nadine Benjamin, Michael Sumuel, Zwakele Tshabalala, and Ronald Samm. Matthew Kofi Waldren conducts the new production by Tinuke Craig.

Performance Dates: April 20-May 4, 2023

The season concludes with Henryk Górecki’s “Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs” with Nicole Chevalier as the soloist and Lidiya Yankovskaya conducting the production by Isabella Bywater.

Performance Dates: April 27-May 6, 2023