The Marriage Of Figaro

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Filled with Mozart's glorious music, The Marriage Of Figaro is widely regarded to be one of the greatest comic operas ever written. Fiona Shaw's buzzing production sees its plot of sexual intrigue , mistaken identities and unexpected revelations unravel with clock-like precision within the confines of a maze like household in which the servants are prefectly capable of thwarting their masters at every time.
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Booking from 16 October 2014 until 23 November 2014
Running Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

La boheme - English National Opera

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The English National Opera present one of Giacomo Puccini’s most celebrated operas. La Boheme is set in Paris in the 1830’s and is a love story fraught with peril. The story has several characters but focuses on Rodolfo’s love for Mimi and her dilemma between her mutual love for him and her need for a rich suitor. La Boheme, with its much celebrated instrumentation, is a classic tale of love, loss and tragedy; the perfect ingredients for an opera!

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Booking from 29 October 2014 until 6 December 2014
Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes

The Nutcracker - English National Ballet

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The Nutcracker is the ultimate Christmas performance! Tchaikovsky's most famous ballet tells the story of a young girls Christmas gift coming to life and their adventures to the ‘land of sweets.’ The show boasts expert dancing from the English National Ballet and adults and children alike will be enchanted by their moves and magic of Christmas that comes to life on stage!
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Booking from 11 December 2014 until 4 January 2015
Running Time: 2 hours

The Mastersingers Of Nuremburg

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From the opening bars od the ever popular overture, Wagner's The Mastersingers Of Nuremburg is conceived on a truly epic scale, full of glorious melodies, stirring choruses and thrilling orchestration.
An exceptional cast has been assembled under the ENO Music Director Edward Gardener. Leading Wagnerian bass-baritone Iain Paterson sings in his first Sachs, while the brilliant singing actor Andrew Shore makes his stage role debut as Beckmesser.
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Booking from 7 February 2015 until 10 March 2015
Running Time: 5 hours 40 minutes

La Traviata

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La Traviata tells the moving story of how the beatiful but fragile courtesan Violetta is coerced into the sacrificing her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover's reputation.
Making her UK debut as Violetta is soprano Elizabeth Zharoff, who stars alongside ENO Harewood Aritst Ben Johnson as Alfredo and acclaimed baritone Anthony Michaels-Moore as Alfredo's father, Giorgio Germont.
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Booking from 9 February 2015 until 13 March 2015
Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

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History

 

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).