English National Opera Orchestra

English National Opera Orchestra
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English National Opera Orchestra

Biography (Wikipedia)

English National Opera (ENO) is an opera company based in London, resident at the London Coliseum in St Martin's Lane. It is one of the two principal opera companies in London, along with The Royal Opera, Covent Garden. ENO's productions are sung in English.

The company's origins were in the late 19th century, when the philanthropist Emma Cons, later assisted by her niece Lilian Baylis, presented theatrical and operatic performances at the Old Vic, for the benefit of local people. Baylis subsequently built up both the opera and the theatre companies, and later added a ballet company; these evolved into ENO, the Royal National Theatre and The Royal Ballet, respectively.

Baylis acquired and rebuilt the Sadler's Wells theatre in north London, a larger house, better suited to opera than the Old Vic. The opera company grew there into a permanent ensemble in the 1930s. During the Second World War, the theatre was closed and the company toured British towns and cities. After the war, the company returned to its home, but it continued to expand and improve. By the 1960s, a larger theatre was needed. In 1968, the company moved to the London Coliseum and adopted its present name in 1974.

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Benjamin Britten
Turn of the Screw - Act 1 scene 4 The Tower (How Beautiful it is)
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Turn of the Screw - Act 1 scene 4 The Tower (How Beautiful it is)
Havergal Brian
The vision of Cleopatra (conclusion)
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The vision of Cleopatra (conclusion)
George Gershwin
Porgy and Bess Act III
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Porgy and Bess Act III
Arthur Sullivan
Three little maids (The Mikado)
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Three little maids (The Mikado)
Mark-Anthony Turnage
The Silver Tassie - Act 4 Scene 3 "I Can See But I Cannot Dance"
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The Silver Tassie - Act 4 Scene 3 "I Can See But I Cannot Dance"
Benjamin Britten
The Turn of the Screw: Tower Scene
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The Turn of the Screw: Tower Scene
Richard Wagner
Das Rheingold (Prelude)
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Das Rheingold (Prelude)
Richard Wagner
Wagner's Parsifal - Act III - "Höchsten Heiles Wunder!"
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Wagner's Parsifal - Act III - "Höchsten Heiles Wunder!"
Richard van Allan
When a felon's not engaged in his employment (The Pirates of Penzance)
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When a felon's not engaged in his employment (The Pirates of Penzance)
Richard Wagner
Das Rheingold [Part 1 of 'Der Ring des Nibelungen']
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Das Rheingold [Part 1 of 'Der Ring des Nibelungen']
Arthur Sullivan
The sun, whose rays are all ablaze (The Mikado)
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The sun, whose rays are all ablaze (The Mikado)
Philip Glass
Akhnaten - Act 3 Epilogue
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Akhnaten - Act 3 Epilogue
Gaetano Donizetti
Maria Stuarda (Mary Stuart): Aria. 'Once all the radiant joys of youth'
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Maria Stuarda (Mary Stuart): Aria. 'Once all the radiant joys of youth'
Nico Muhly
Marnie: Act 2
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Marnie: Act 2
Nico Muhly
Marnie: Act 1
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Marnie: Act 1
Giuseppe Verdi
Pace, pace, mio Dio (La forza del destino)
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Pace, pace, mio Dio (La forza del destino)
Antonín Dvořák
Song to the Moon (Rusalka)
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Song to the Moon (Rusalka)
Arthur Sullivan
Three little maids from school (Mikado Act I)
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Three little maids from school (Mikado Act I)
William Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, Donald Adams, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Richard Suart, Felicity Palmer, Janice Watson, English National Opera Orchestra, Welsh National Opera Chorus & Charles Mackerras
The Mikado
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The Mikado
Giuseppe Verdi
O patria mia (from Aida)
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O patria mia (from Aida)
Frank Martin
Le Vin herbé
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Le Vin herbé

Le Vin herbé

Performer
Rosie Hay
Howard Kirk
Stephan Wells
Gareth Dafydd Morris
Sian Meinir
Director
Polly Graham
Choir
Welsh National Opera Chorus
Frederick Delius
North country sketches for orchestra (RT.6.20), no.2; Winter landscape
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North country sketches for orchestra (RT.6.20), no.2; Winter landscape
Stephen Sondheim
The Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea (Pacific Overtures)
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The Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea (Pacific Overtures)
George Frideric Handel
Messiah
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Messiah
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Pilgrim's Progress: Act 4 Sc 3The Pilgrim reaches the end of his journey
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The Pilgrim's Progress: Act 4 Sc 3The Pilgrim reaches the end of his journey
Richard Wagner
Tristan und Isolde - Act III
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Tristan und Isolde - Act III
Richard Wagner
Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and Act I
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Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and Act I
Judith Weir
Prelude to Act 2 of Blond Eckbert
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Prelude to Act 2 of Blond Eckbert
Iain Bell, Peter Coleman-Wright, Alexandra Deshorties, Mark le Brocq, George Humphreys, Marcus Farnsworth, Donald Maxwell, Graham Clark, English National Opera Orchestra, Welsh National Opera Chorus, Carlo Rizzi, Andrew Bidlack, Joe Roche, Martin Lloyd & Simon Crosby Buttle
In Parenthesis Act 2
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In Parenthesis Act 2

In Parenthesis Act 2

Composer
Iain Bell
Singer
Peter Coleman-Wright
Alexandra Deshorties
Mark le Brocq
George Humphreys
Marcus Farnsworth
Donald Maxwell
Graham Clark
Andrew Bidlack
Joe Roche
Martin Lloyd
Simon Crosby Buttle
Choir
Welsh National Opera Chorus
Conductor
Leos Janáček
Jenufa (Act 3) - extract
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Jenufa (Act 3) - extract
George Frideric Handel
Giulio Cesare In Egitto - Aria: I shall tame your pride unbending
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Giulio Cesare In Egitto - Aria: I shall tame your pride unbending
George Frideric Handel
Empio, dirò, tu sei (Giulio Cesare)
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Empio, dirò, tu sei (Giulio Cesare)
Giuseppe Verdi
La Forza del Destino (The Force of Destiny) - Act IV
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La Forza del Destino (The Force of Destiny) - Act IV
George Frideric Handel
Orlando from the Welsh National Opera - Act 3
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Orlando from the Welsh National Opera - Act 3
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Past BBC Events

BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: The Dream of Gerontius
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Southbank Centre, London
2017-07-02T00:08:24
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Jul
2017
BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: The Dream of Gerontius

BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: The Dream of Gerontius

Southbank Centre, London
BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: The Dream of Gerontius
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Southbank Centre, London
2017-07-01T00:08:24
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1
Jul
2017
BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: The Dream of Gerontius

BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: The Dream of Gerontius

Southbank Centre, London
Proms 2012: Prom 55: Britten – Peter Grimes
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Royal Albert Hall
2012-08-24T00:08:24
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Aug
2012
Proms 2012: Prom 55: Britten – Peter Grimes

Proms 2012: Prom 55: Britten – Peter Grimes

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2003: Prom 63
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Royal Albert Hall
2003-09-06T00:08:24
6
Sep
2003

Proms 2003: Prom 63

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1987: Prom 27
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Royal Albert Hall
1987-08-09T00:08:24
9
Aug
1987

Proms 1987: Prom 27

Royal Albert Hall

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