English National Opera

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English National Opera
London Coliseum
St. Martin's Lane
London WC2N 4ES

1898

Lilian Baylis, at the age of 23, presents a series of opera recitals at the Old Vic theatre.

1912

She goes to establish a theatre company at the Old Vic, initially performing cut-down versions of Shakespeare.

1928

Lilian Baylis takes on a small group of dancers (the ballet company later separated from Vic-Wells and eventually renamed: The Royal Ballet).

1931

Sadler's Wells Theatre opens and the Vic-Wells Opera Company is formed. Initially the Company performs at both the Old Vic and Sadlers' Wells.

1937

Lilian Baylis dies.

World War II

During World War II Sadler's Wells is requisitioned and the Company moves to Burnley, touring the Country to raise war-time spirits.

1945

Sadler's Wells re-opens with Britten's Peter Grimes, introducing the first English opera composer since Purcell to receive international acclaim.

1968

Managing Director Stephen Arlen moves Sadler's Wells Opera from Sadler's Wells Theatre to the London Coliseum.

1974

Sadler's Wells Opera becomes English National Opera (ENO).

1984

ENO is the first British opera company to tour the United States.

1990

ENO is the first major foreign opera company to tour the former Soviet Union.

1992

ENO acquires the freehold to the London Coliseum.

2000

The Company embarks on a four year restoration programme on its home the London Coliseum.


Connected mandy members:

Matilda Pisante
Matilda Pisante
Costume Designer
2020, War Requiem, Dresser
Jay Watson
Jay Watson
Standby Props
2020, Various opera's. Porgy and bess. La boheme., Running props technician.
Harry Latham
Harry Latham
Electrician
2020, The London Collicium, Lighting Technician
London
Alex Swaine
Alex Swaine
Lighting Technician
2020, Opera, Lighting Technician
London Coliseum
Simon Bishop
Simon Bishop
Technician
2020, English National Opera Winter Season, Stage Crew
London Coliseum
Tom Turner
Tom Turner
Lighting Designer
2020, Chess, Assistant Lighting Designer
Coliseum
Jay Watson
Jay Watson
Technician
2019, Various opera's., Running props technician.
London coliseum.
Ashirah Foster Notice
Ashirah Foster Notice
Child Actor
2019, The Women of Whitechapel Jack the Ripper, Magpie
The Coliseum
Fernando Mariano
2019, The Pearl Fishers, Aerialist
Hannah Flynn
Hannah Flynn
Choreographer
2019, The Mikado, Dancer
London Coliseum
Verity Hopkins
2019, The Mikado, Dancer
The London Coliseum
Maikel Bellanco
Maikel Bellanco
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, The Mikado, Deputy stage manager
London Coliseum
Sam Waddington
Sam Waddington
Lighting Designer
2019, The Merry Widow, Associate Lighting Designer
London Coliseum
Fran Levin
Fran Levin
Wardrobe Assistant
2019, The Merry Widow, Dresser
The Coliseum
Sophie Keefe Haliburn
Sophie Keefe Haliburn
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, The Mask of Orpheus, Work Exp/ Assistant Prop Buyer
The London Coliseum
Ben Cook
Ben Cook
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, The Mask of Orpheus, Deputy Stage Manager
London Coliseum
Adam Tripp
Adam Tripp
Stage Manager
2019, The Magic Flute, Stage Manager
London Coliseum
Fran Levin
Fran Levin
Wardrobe Assistant
2019, The Magic Flute, Dresser
The Coliseum
Katherine Richards
Katherine Richards
Lighting Designer
2019, Satyagraha, Travita, Boheme, The Merry Widow, Lighting Techinican
Alessandro Rossetti
Alessandro Rossetti
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Paul Bunyan, Stage Management Department (Placement)
Alexandra Palace Theatre

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Alternative Company Names

English National Opera and Punchdrunk, ENO