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A roller-coaster tale of passion, politics and love, Tosca is the dramatic story that follows Tosca's love for artist Cavaradossi at a time of turmoil in Rome. Set when Napoleon invades Italy, murder and political intrigue are accompanied by a truly magical score, sung by rising ENO soprano Keri Alkema. Directed by Catherine Malfitano, the richly romantic music of Tosca is conducted by Puccini specialist Oleg Caetani. Popular ENO artist Gwyn Hughes Jones stars as Cavaradossi, alongside Craig Colclough as Scarpia.


Booking until 3 December 2016
Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

The Pearl Fishers

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When two life-long friends fall for the same mysterious woman, their friendship is put through the ultimate test. The Pearl Fishers is a moving tale of desire, longing, loss and religious strictures that demands only one of the friends be willing to sacrifice everything for the other. An early masterpiece from Bizet, The Pearl Fishers is full of lustrous melodies, evocative choruses and a colourful orchestration that will enchant audiences. Set in a Sri Lankan shanty town, the opera features beautiful designs amidst an underwater paradise. The Pearl Fishers is conducted by Roland Böer, with a cast including ENO favourites Claudio Boyle, Robert McPherson and Jacques Imbralio.
WAS £95.00
NOW £66.50
Booking from 27 October 2016 until 2 December 2016
Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes


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Over 100 talented dancers and musicians bring Tchaikovsky's exquisite score to life in Nutcracker. Set on Christmas Eve, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll discover a magical world, where she meets a handsome and mysterious stranger. Taking a wonderful hot air balloon to the glittering Land of Snow, Clara's adventures truly begin. An unforgettable Christmas treat, don't miss out on booking tickets for this unmissable event!

Booking from 14 December 2016 until 7 January 2017


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One of Verdi's most popular operas, Rigoletto follows a man with a very sharp tongue, whose daughter becomes seduced by the dissolute Duke. Out for revenge, Rigoletto is a tale of jealousy, vengeance and sacrifice that includes well-known music amongst the opera community. Including "Women abandon us", Verdi's score is conducted by Sir Richard Armstrong, with Nicholas Pallesen in the title role, alongside Joshua Guerrero as The Duke and Sydney Mancasola as the in-love daughter, Gilda.

Booking from 2 February 2017 until 28 February 2017

The Pirates Of Penzance

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ENO present Gilbert and Sullivan's swashbuckling farce The Pirates of Penzance, packed full of brilliant humour and razor-sharp wit. Featuring a whole host of memorable music in a divine score, this is one of the most well-known operas from the famous duo. A smash-hit revival from renowned filmmaker Mike Leigh, The Pirates of Penzance stars ENO favourite Andrew Shore, alongside John Tomlinson in this raucous production. Don't miss out on a classic!

Booking from 9 February 2017 until 25 March 2017
Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Bat Out of Hell The Musical

Jim Steinman brings a sizzling new musical to the London Coliseum, featuring his back-catalogue of collaborations with hit singer Meat Loaf. Following Strat, a rebellious youth with a forbidden love, Bat Out of Hell the Musical includes songs such as “I’d Do Anything for Love… (But I Won’t Do That)”, “Dead Ringer For Love” and many, many more. Tickets are on sale for a limited run beginning in June 2017.
Booking from 5 June 2017 until 22 July 2017

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The London Coliseum is one of the biggest venues in terms of capacity in the entire West End. The theatre opened its doors for the first time on Christmas Eve in 1904 with a variety show and variety as an art form coloured the early years of the venue.

The Coliseum was the first theatre to house a revolving stage, making the venue renowned for spectacle, with performing animals and circus acts regularly featuring on the bill.

The Coliseum was famously the home to the last of playwright W.S Gilbert’s productions, The Hooligan (1911), which was staged at the theatre just four months before he passed away.

One of the theatre’s biggest early successes was the musical comedy White Horse Inn which ran for 651 performances from April 1931.

Throughout the 40’s and 50’s the Coliseum was known as a venue for American musicals such as Annie Get Your Gun (1947), Kiss Me Kate (1951) and Guys and Dolls (1953).

The Coliseum became home to Sadler’s Wells Opera Company in 1968, which became the English National Opera in 1974. The ENO still commands use of the Coliseum, with the English National Ballet also taking up residence at the theatre each Christmas with their version of The Nutcracker.

Notable recent ENO productions at the Coliseum have included La Boheme (2012), Die Fledermaus (2013), Madam Butterfly (2013).

2015 sees the arrival of the hotly anticipated New York transfer of Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson. This semi-staged concert was a raging success at New York's Lincoln centre.

Past Shows

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Don Giovanni
(closed 26 Oct 2016)
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Sunset Boulevard
(closed 5 May 2016)
The Mikado
(closed 6 Feb 2016)

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The Nutcracker - English National Ballet
(closed 9 Jan 2016)
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The Barber of Seville
(closed 11 Nov 2015)
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Sweeney Todd
(closed 12 Apr 2015)

The Nutcracker - English National Ballet
(closed 5 Jan 2014)
Madame Butterfly
Madam Butterfly
(closed 1 Dec 2013)
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The Perfect American
(closed 28 Jun 2013)

Giselle, Ou Les Wilis
(closed 29 Mar 2013)