Venue Details & Map
English National Opera
38 St. Martins LaneLondonWC2N 4ES
- +44 (0)20 7632 8300
In Spring 2014, the English National Opera commissioned and debuted an opera adaptation Sophocles' Theban plays, called Thebans. We all know the screwed up story of poor Oedipus, this was that same story, condensed and rearranged a bit.
This was a modern opera, and seemed to lack the musical phrasing otherwise notable in most famous classic operas. Not knowing enough about opera, I can only...more
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a Josephine!
Okay it wasn't quite Christmas Eve, but it was Christmas Eve Eve Eve and I did have the pleasure of visiting and viewing the Nutcracker with a wonderful group of people. I have to admit that I wasn't much in the "spirit" of things prior to my visit, but the combination of the...more
My recent visit here was to see the 'Nutcracker' and it was magical indeed. Being in London on the Christmas weekend with friends and family to see what to me is the quintessential Christmas story is what it's all about.
Always difficult to review a theatre rather than the normal places we visit as a theatre experience always includes a performance which may or may not be to your liking due...more
We had a hard time finding this theatre. The signage for the street and for the theatre itself is practically non-existant so look for bright lights and a brick building and matching multiple doors across the street from the Starbucks. Yeah sorry for the lack of address. 1600 Pennsylvania is the White House address but evidently this theatre is so famous it doesn't need a proper numbered...more
I have been to several productions performed by the English National Opera (ENO) and I have walked away thinking that this is an excellent opera company but not exceptional. I love opera but do not claim to be an opera aficionado. I love the hall where the ENO performs. Whenever I enter I feel as if I've stepped into the past and am reminded of the splendour on a Dangerous Liaisons scale....more