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Time Out says
Sat Jan 5 2013
The Coliseum's 2,359-seat auditorium, built as a grand music hall in 1904 by the renowned architect Frank Matcham, was restored to its former glory in 2004 as part of an £80 million restoration. Residents English National Opera (ENO) and English National Ballet perform under artistic director John Berry and the programme veers from populist to highbrow. Unlike at the Royal Opera House, all works here are performed in English.
What's on at London Coliseum
English National Ballet revives nineteenth-century ballet 'Le Corsaire' in a spangly new production by veteran ballerina Anna-Marie Holmes. An orientalist fantasy, 'Le Corsaire' ('The Pirate') is a ridiculous story involving shipwrecks, swashbuckling,...
As per Christmas tradition, English National Ballet performs 'The Nutcracker' in Wayne Eagling's 2010 production. Set in foggy Edwardian London, it's a far cry from the bright and buzzy versions that have been popular in recent years. In fact, it's all...
- Rating: 3/5
Given that Mozart’s late opera ‘Die Zauberflöte’ is a comic fairytale – in which a prince in search of his princess undertakes a series of trials to test his worthiness, assisted by an idiotic bird-catching companion – one might expect a joyous performance...
- Rating: 4/5
- Critics' choice
The idea that a meditative, minimalist opera about Gandhi, sung in Sanskirit, would be a crowd-pleasing winner sounds implausible, but Philip Glass’s 'Satyagraha' has proved the most popular contemporary work ever staged at English National Opera. Then...