Tuesday, 29 November 2011

STOP THE PRESSES!

A stray opera has jumped into the fray at the last moment today! After reading outstanding reviews, I've decided to branch out and see the English National Opera's new production of Eugene Onegin this evening at the London Coliseum. Destined for the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, it seems to have ended the ENO's recent run of poor reviews. It was a battle to get a ticket though I must say, and not because they'd sold out (which they mostly have), but because of the ENO's dreadful on-line booking system. Seriously, it looks like it hasn't been updated since 1995. Awful. That's another story though - I did nab a ticket in the end for the bargain price of £15 - the ENO do day tickets from 12:30 on the day of each performance. Worth knowing (although most of their productions seem to end up so heavily discounted, it's not normally worth it).


I look forward to this evening and will report accordingly. The ENO's Don Giovanni, which I saw around this time last year, was truly awful. One of the worst theatrical experiences of my entire life. Let's hope this production lives up to the reviews!


Reviews of the ENO's Eugene Onegin (only on for one more night after today!)


http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/nov/13/eugene-onegin-review-eno


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/opera/8900103/Eugene-Onegin-ENO-Seven-magazine-review.html


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/opera/8888283/Eugene-Onegin-ENO-ColiseumKatya-Kabanova-WNO-touring.html

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