London Coliseum

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London Coliseum information

Location
London , England
Address
St Martin's Lane
WC2
Telephone
+44 20 7845 9300
Getting there
Tube: Leicester Sq
More information
www.eno.org
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The London Coliseum is home to the English National Opera (ENO), celebrated for making opera modern and more relevant, as all productions are sung in English. The building, built in 1904 and lovingly restored 100 years later, is very impressive. The English National Ballet also does regular performances at the Coliseum. Tickets range from £12 to £99.

After several years in the wasteland, the ENO received better reviews and welcomed much bigger audiences under the tutelage of music director Edward Gardner, who was succeeded by Mark Wigglesworth in 2015. In 2016 Wigglesworth decided to step down, causing uncertainty in ENO ranks, however the 2016 production of Phillip Glass's Akhnaten was the most successful contemporary opera to date.