English National Opera

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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


ENO acquires the freehold to the London Coliseum.


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

Connected mandy members:

Maikel Bellanco
Assistant Stage Manager
2022, The Cunning Little Vixen, Assistant stage manager
London Coliseum
Maddie Boreham
Music Teacher
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Theatre Royal. Stratford East
Karen Brown
Set Dresser
2022, Madame Butterfly and others, Stage Technician
Mikaela Hale
Prop Maker
2021, Satyagraha, Prop Maker
London Coliseum
Alexandra Groover
Costume Designer
2021, Madam Butterfly, Costume Maker
Maikel Bellanco
Assistant Stage Manager
2021, HMS Pinafore, Assistant stage manager
London Coliseum
Claire Wickes
2021, English National Opera, Principal Flute
Matilda Pisante
Costume Designer
2020, War Requiem, Dresser
Jay Watson
Standby Props
2020, Various opera's. Porgy and bess. La boheme., Running props technician.
Weronika Zgoralska
Art Dept Assistant
2020, Varied, Props Workshop trainee / assistant
Lucy Burns
2020, The Mikado, Dancer
London Coliseum
Ben Cook
Deputy Stage Manager
2020, The Marriage of Figaro, Deputy Stage Manager
London Coliseum
Danielle Levy
2020, The Marriage of Figaro, Dresser
London Coliseum
Stephanie Howell
Costume Assistant
2020, The Marriage of Figaro, Dresser - Ladies Chorus
London Coliseum
Harry Latham
2020, The London Collicium, Lighting Technician
2020, Ruslaka, Ensemble
2020, Rusalka, Dancer
Luke Palmer
2020, Rusalka, Acting Ensemble
London Coliseum
Becks Rosen
2020, Rusalka, Water nymph
London Coliseum
Maikel Bellanco
Assistant Stage Manager
2020, Rusalka, Deputy stage manager
London Coliseum

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Alternative Company Names

English National Opera and Punchdrunk, ENO