Rayfield Allied artists feature strongly as ENO’s new season announced

20 May 2013

The forthcoming seasons at English National Opera bring a wealth of exciting productions – both old and new – to the stage of the Coliseum and with them a host of artists from Rayfield Allied.

The numerous and varied roles and performances include Pamela Helen Stephen as Lilian Disney in the UK premiere of Philip Glass’s new opera The Perfect American directed by Phelim McDermott, as well as reprising the role of Suzuki in Madam Butterfly, one for which she has been described as being “a force to be reckoned with” (The Evening Standard); Adrian Dwyer - whose Andres stands out in Carrie Cracknell’s current new production of Wozzeck, one of “outstanding musical quality” (The Financial Times) - returns to the Coliseum as the Strolling Player in Deborah Warner’s critically acclaimed production Death in Venice, which will then go on tour to the Holland Festival in July. Adrian will also sing the role of Jaquino in Calixto Bieito’s hotly anticipated new production of Fidelio; Julia Sporsén sings Rosalinde in Christopher Alden’s new production of Johann Strauss II’s hugely popular Der Fledermaus, as well as the role of Antigone in the UK premiere of Julian Anderson’s first opera The Thebans; Barnaby Rea sings the roles of Ceprano in Rigoletto, another new production by Christopher Alden, and that of Nourabad in The Pearl Fishers; countertenor Christopher Ainslie appears alongside Julia Sporsén singing the role of The Messenger in The Thebans, as well as singing the role of Unulfo in a new production by Richard Jones of Handel’s Rodelinda; and Kate Valentine - whose Mimi in Jonathan Miller’s much lauded current revival of La Bohème has been described as “deliciously ardent” (The Arts Desk) - returns in the summer of 2014 to sing the role of Fiordiligi in a new production by Katie Mitchell of Mozart’s Così fan tutte.

To find out more about these productions and to book tickets follow the link to the ENO website.

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