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London Coliseum, London3.26 reviews
Harrison Birtwistle's The Mask of Orpheus opera returns to London's West End after over 30 years.

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English National Opera's The Mask of Orpheus London Coliseum tickets on sale now!

Orpheus has returned to London's West End for the first time since premiering at the West End's London Coliseum 30 years ago to tell the iconic myth that’ll leave you desperate for tickets. The Mask of Orpheus is a masterpiece opera and has come to London this autumn for a strictly limited run. Be sure to beat the opera ticket booking frenzy to avoid missing out!

About The Mask of Orpheus opera

Having premiered back in 1986 at the English National Opera, Harrison Birtwistle’s The Mask of Orpheus received overwhelming critical acclaim, and now it returns for the first time since then to once again tell the Orpheus myth in which the opera represents just part one of four. The opera follows a non-linear narrative, as the leading characters appear in three distinct guises.

ENO Artistic Consultant Daniel Kramer will be collaborating with conductor and ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins, following their joint works on War Requiem and recently Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel. Brabbins rises to the massive orchestral forces that The Mask of Orpheus has been scored for, which builds into a three-dimensional picture. The score takes us from inconsolable grief to acceptance and transformation.

The cast and creatives of The Mask Orpheus

The cast includes many regular ENO artists, recognised for their expertise in contemporary music: Peter Hoare (Goro in Madama Butterfly), Daniel Norman (Monostatos in The Magic Flute), James Cleverton (The Photographer in Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel) and Robert Hayward (Commissioner of Police in Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel).

Costume designs come from acclaimed designer Daniel Lismore whilst set designs come from Lizzie Clachan, whose previous works include her acclaimed designs for the National Theatre, notably for Treasure Island. The creative team is completed with lighting and video design from Olivier Award-winning lighting designer Peter Mumford.

Harrison Birtwistle’s iconic opera is set to make its grand return to the London Coliseum from 18 October for a limited run and with the collaborations of ENO’s finest, you’ll want to secure your tickets for The Mask of Orpheus whilst you can!

Affordable London opera tickets for The Mask of Orpheus at the Coliseum in London available now!

Don't forget to check out the full programme for the new 2019/2020 English National Opera season here.

Additional Information

Age restriction

Suggested for ages 16+.

Running time

3hr 20min (inc. interval)

Performance dates

18 October - 13 November 2019


Contains graphic scenes of a violent sexual nature.

Special notes

All performances will be in English with the sung words projected on a screen above the stage with the exception of the performance on 7 November. There will be NO SURTITLES on Thursday 7 November.

Venue Information

London Coliseum33 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

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Customer Reviews

6 reviews3.2

Valerie Mainwood14th November

Wonderful music and singing. Dire staging.

Oliver Farren14th November

Beautiful costumes but I had no idea what was going on during the whole opera. Electro music was jarring, as was the abstract plot and dialogue. Worst show I've gone to see.

Jonathan Clark14th November

One of the most ambitious works by one of the greatest living composers. You should be performing this every year. Generally I would find more matinee performances more convenient. You are fresher to appreciate the work, train times are easier and you get home at a reasonable hour. Evening performances really only suit those who live in or close to the centre of London.

Stephanie Taylor14th November

This was terrible. Very dated, hard work, not engaging. We left after an hour. Would not recommend this to anyone.

Sienna Anderson11th November

An amazing performance, the costumes were the highlight

Leon F Tomelin8th November

The show was quite amazing. We loved the music, the colors and, of course, the performance in general. Very talented people worked on this one. The story was a bit confusing sometimes, but the guide explained it perfectly.