English National Opera: London Coliseum
9 minute walk
Britain's only full-time repertory opera company, based at the Coliseum, one of the largest and most magnificent theatres in the city.
29 January - 27 February
Perhaps the most popular of all operas, Carmen dramatically brings forth the agony of a woman's thirst for love. Extreme jealousy, seduction and impetuous love abound in Calixto Bieito’s interpretation, set in Franco’s regime in the 1970s.
26 February - 17 April
Anthony Minghella interprets Puccini’s story of love and betrayal through cinema and traditional Japanese theatre in this extraordinary production.
Marriage of Figaro
14 March - 18 April
Mozart's comic opera of misunderstanding and confused identities follows two lovers as they seek to outplay the scheming and seducing Count Almaviva.