The Mask of Orpheus

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Harrison Birtwistle’s non-linear retelling of the Orpheus myth comes to the London Coliseum this October. This is the first time the production has been staged in London since its premiere at the London Coliseum over thirty years ago.

Known for its massive orchestral forces, the show leads audiences from grief to acceptance and transformation. Birtwistle’s masterpiece sees the opera told in a non-linear narrative, with the leading characters appearing in three different guises.

The cast includes regular ENO artists Peter Hoare, Daniel Norman, Susan Bickley, James Cleverton, and Robert Hayward, amongst others.

ENO Artistic Director Daniel Karmer directs. Kramer recently directed Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe, as well as many operas for the ENO, including La Traviata. Karmer will team up with ENO music director Martyn Brabbins. The pair collaborated on War Requiem and Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel.

 Costume design comes from Daniel Lismore, who Vogue dubbed as ‘England’s most outrageous dresser’. Crystals are being exclusively provided by Swarovski.

The Mask of Orpheus is set to be an iconic production for opera fans, featuring some of the genre’s best artists. The Mask of Orpheus at the London Coliseum begins performances on 18th October.

Child Friendly?

Children under the age of five are not permitted. There is a maximum of four children (aged 4-16) per adult.

Seating Tips

Click here for the London Coliseum seating chart and seat price guide.