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:

Corey Annand
Corey Annand
Dancer
2018, Salome, Dancer
The London coliseum
Valeria Bettini
Valeria Bettini
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Salome, Assistant Stage Manager
London Coliseum
Ben Cook
Ben Cook
Deputy Stage Manager
2018, Salome, Deputy Stage Manager
London Coliseum
Hannah Flynn
Hannah Flynn
Choreographer
2018, Salome, Teen Dancer
London Coliseum
Neil Kelly
Neil Kelly
Actor
2018, Porgy and Bess, The Coroner
Gemma Fox
Gemma Fox
Wardrobe Manager
2018, Porgy and Bess, Costume Assistant
Lorrell Rawlins
Lorrell Rawlins
Stage Manager
2018, Porgy and Bess, Assistant Stage Manager
London Coliseum
Neil Kelly
Neil Kelly
Actor
2018, Porgy and Bess, The Coroner
The Coliseum
Kevan Evans
Kevan Evans
Actor
2018, Porgy & Bess, Pallbearer/Ensemble
Coliseum
Genevieve Girling
Genevieve Girling
Production Photographer
2018, Paul Bunyan, Photographer
Wilton's Music Hall
Sorcha Doherty
Sorcha Doherty
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Paul Bunyan, Assistant Stage Manager
Wilton's Music Hall
Maikel Bellanco
Maikel Bellanco
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Paul Bunyan, Deputy stage manager
Wilton's Music Hall
Valeria Bettini
Valeria Bettini
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Opera for All, 50 years of Opera at the London Coliseum, Assistant Stage Manager
London Coliseum
Maikel Bellanco
Maikel Bellanco
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Opera for All concert, Assistant stage manager
London Coliseum
Jaime Cura
Jaime Cura
Wig Maker
2018, Midsummer Nights Dream, Wig Assistant
London Coliseum
Lorrell Rawlins
Lorrell Rawlins
Stage Manager
2018, Midsummer nights dream, Assistant Stage Manager
London Coliseum
Jaime Cura
Jaime Cura
Wig Maker
2018, Marriage of Figaro, Wig Assistant
London Coliseum
Ben Cook
Ben Cook
Deputy Stage Manager
2018, Lucia di Lammermoor, Deputy Stage Manager
London Coliseum
Sorcha Doherty
Sorcha Doherty
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Lucia di Lammermoor, Assistant Stage Manager
London Coliseum
Maikel Bellanco
Maikel Bellanco
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Lucia di Lammermoor, Assistant stage manager
London Coliseum

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Alternative Company Names

English National Opera and Punchdrunk, ENO