English National Opera led by young British conductor Alexander Koddy takes on A Midsummer Night's Dream. Based on Shakespeare’s popular comedy, Britten’s opera follows the consequences of a falling-out between the fairy-king Oberon and his queen, Tytania.
The Royal Shakespeare Company gives Shakespeare's play Coriolanus. This is a full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield and transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.
Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer makes his UK opera debut, collaborating with ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins. Grammy Award-winning mezzo Sasha Cooke sings the title role, while acclaimed bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch sings Mark Rutland. They are joined by ENO favourite Lesley Garrett.
Iolanthe is a brilliantly funny, satirical fantasy, revealing a typically Gilbert & Sullivan topsy-turvy worldview. Phyllis and Strephon wish to marry, but as Phyllis is a ward of court she requires the Lord Chancellor’s permission. The Lord Chancellor, however, wants her for himself.
Verdi's Aida is a timeless story of duty, love and betrayal amid the clash of war. This is opera on a grand scale, in which the English National Operas award-winning Chorus and Orchestra will demonstrate their full power together with an international cast of singers.