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English National Opera *

Distinguished opera company
London's ever-so-slightly less prestigious opera institution might not attract as many high-profile world-renowned singers as the Royal Opera House, but ENO compensates with not only terrific straightforward productions (boasting determinedly cheaper ticket prices than ROH Covent Garden) but often clever and risk-taking approaches to both repertoire staples and less well-known works (though sometimes marked by subtext-overkill). And the Coliseum, built in 1904, is a lovely place to watch an opera. Though not a universally appealing concept, productions are sung in English (regardless of original language) and feature surtitles (because opera sung even in English can be indicipherable). Tube stations: Leicester Square and Charing Cross. Located just north of Trafalgar Sqaure.

Tags: Music, Opera

London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane
London, England WC2N 4ES

(871) 911-0200


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    "Sunset Boulevard with the amazing Glenn Close"

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    "Made it! Am in a massive queue for ticket collection. Let's hope they'll hold back curtain for us!"

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    "Berlioz' Faust. Third time in recent years. Love the made-up language."

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    December 8, 2010


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