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:

Rosie Tipler
Costume Supervisor
2022, The Handmaids Tale, Costume Assistant Supervisor
London Coliseum
2022, The Cunning Little Vixen, Timekeeper
The Coliseum
Maikel Bellanco
Deputy Stage Manager
2022, The Cunning Little Vixen, Deputy stage manager
London Coliseum
Maddie Boreham
Music Teacher
2022, Noyes Fludde, Gossip (Chorus)
Theatre Royal. Stratford East
Karen Brown
Set Dresser
2022, Madame Butterfly and others, Stage Technician
Valeria Bettini
Assistant Stage Manager
2022, La Bohème, Assistant Stage Manager
London Coliseum
2022, Cunning Little Vixen, Timekeeper
The Coliseum
Kate Margretts
Props Supervisor
2022, All seasons, Running Props Manager / Head of Armoury
London Coliseum
Maikel Bellanco
Deputy Stage Manager
2021, The Valkyrie, Assistant stage manager (Cover)
London Coliseum
Carly Warwick
Wardrobe Manager
2021, The Valkyrie, Wardrobe Show Manager
London Coliseum
Valeria Bettini
Assistant Stage Manager
2021, Satyagraha, Assistant Stage Manager
London Coliseum
Ben Cook
Deputy Stage Manager
2021, Satyagraha, Deputy Stage Manager
London Coliseum
Mikaela Hale
Prop Maker
2021, Satyagraha, Prop Maker
London Coliseum
Paige Davey
Wardrobe Assistant
2021, Satyagraha, Dresser
London Collisium
Alexandra Groover
Costume Designer
2021, Madam Butterfly, Costume Maker
Rosie Tipler
Costume Supervisor
2021, Hms Pinafore, Costume Assistant Supervisor
London Coliseum
Maikel Bellanco
Deputy Stage Manager
2021, HMS Pinafore, Deputy stage manager
London Coliseum
Laurie Steiner
Technical Manager / Director
2021, English National Opera, Flys Manager
London Coliseum
Claire Wickes
Composer
2021, English National Opera, Principal Flute
Matilda Pisante
Costume Designer
2020, War Requiem, Dresser

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Alternative Company Names

English National Opera and Punchdrunk, ENO