English National Opera – Now Available in Canada!
In partnership with US-based distributor SpectiCast, the MEI Group is pleased to announce that the acclaimed English National Opera series is now available for theatrical booking in Canada.
Known around the world for its distinctive, contemporary, and highly theatrical productions that routinely push artistic boundaries in exciting and surprising ways, the ENO routinely collaborates with creative talent from across the arts. This exciting series from one of the opera world’s most innovative and accessible companies known for distinctive, contemporary, and highly theatrical productions features classics from Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance (directed by Mike Leigh) to Berlioz’ Benvenuto Cellini (directed by Terry Gilliam). As all ENO performances are sung and/or subtitled in English (unless stated otherwise), they make for a fantastic addition to any venue’s calendar of programming.
A passionate tale of lust, seduction and betrayal, no other opera boasts as popular a following as Bizet’s Carmen. Set during the dying days of Franco’s Spain, Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed production of this must-see opera has been enjoyed by audiences across Europe. | Justina Gringyte… oozes sexual allure in the title role. – ★★★★ Evening Standard
The Pirates of Penzance
Sentimental pirates, blundering policeman, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes – Gilbert and Sullivan’s delightful comic adventure The Pirates of Penzance comes to ENO in an acclaimed 5-star production from renowned filmmaker and director Mike Leigh. | Pricelessly funny…an entirely delightful evening. – ★★★★★ The Stage
La traviata tells the moving story of the beautiful but fragile courtesan Violetta .This celebrated production cuts to the very heart of the opera’s themes of passionate love and tragic death with a fresh take on this classic tale. | A totally convincing piece of music theatre’ – The Guardian
Experience the searing psychological drama, intrigue and suspense of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes. David Alden’s award-winning production paints a vivid picture of a small community’s descent into suspicion, gossip and mob mentality in the face of a tragedy. | The most devastating Peter Grimes of them all, and you’ll miss it at your peril. – ★★★★★ WhatsOnStage.com
Monty Python legend Terry Gilliam unleashes his inexhaustible imagination on Berlioz’s dazzling opera Benvenuto Cellini. | The production is a triumph – exuberantly colourful and inventive… a wonderful evening of entertainment. – ★★★★★ Daily Telegraph