English National Opera

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.


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Connected mandy members:

David Martin
David Martin
Actor
2018, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cover Puck
London Coliseum
Amelia Fox
Amelia Fox
Wardrobe Assistant
2018, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dresser
Adam Tripp
Adam Tripp
Stage Manager
2018, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Deputy Stage Manger
London Coliseum
Simon Wilcock
Simon Wilcock
Props Supervisor
2018, 10 eno opera seasons, Props supervisor
Kittie Dashwood
Kittie Dashwood
Prop Maker
2017, Various shows for English National Opera, Prop Maker
David Stone
David Stone
Lighting Technician
2017, Various Productions, Lighting Technician
Becca Vince
Becca Vince
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, Trial by Jury, Assistant Stage Manager
Lilian Baylis House
Constance Villemot
Constance Villemot
Set Designer
2017, Threads of the Past, Assistant set designer
Joseph Greenlaw
Joseph Greenlaw
Child Actor
2017, The Winters Tale, Mamillius (understudy)
London Coliseum
Harriet Kennedy
Harriet Kennedy
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, The Winters Tale, Props Buyer
London Coliseum
Beatrice Scirocchi
2017, The Winters Tale, Actor
Ella Parsons
Ella Parsons
Wig Maker
2017, The Winter's Tale, wig and make-up technician
London Coliseum
Matthew Coulton
2017, The Winter's Tale, Soldier / Refugee
Coliseum
Sarah Walley
Sarah Walley
Company Manager
2017, The Pirates of Penzance, Stage Manager
London Coliseum
Ella Parsons
Ella Parsons
Wig Maker
2017, The Pirates of Penzance, Wig and make-up technician
London Coliseum
Natalia Sharville
Natalia Sharville
Company Stage Manager
2017, The Pirates Of Penzance, Assistant Stage Manager
London Coliseum
Ingrid Polakovicova
Ingrid Polakovicova
Costume Maker
2017, The Pirates of Penzance, Maker/ Tailor
Maikel Bellanco
Maikel Bellanco
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, The Pirates of Penzance, Assistant stage manager
London Coliseum
Dulcie Mitchell
Dulcie Mitchell
Makeup Artist
2017, The Phantom of the Opera, Make-up Assistant
Her Majesty's Theatre
Becca Vince
Becca Vince
Assistant Stage Manager
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Lilian Baylis House

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Alternative Company Names

English National Opera and Punchdrunk, ENO