Recently bereaved, Paul is haunted by visions of his deceased wife Marie. But when he meets the all-too-familiar Marietta, the lines between past and present blur, and reality itself is called into question. Moving on is impossible when presented with the implausible.
Annilese Miskimmon, ENO Artistic Director, follows her ENO directorial debut of 2022’s The Handmaid’s Tale with Korngold’s cult classic opera Die tote Stadt.
Based on Rodenbach’s Bruges-la-Morte, the lines of remembrance and obsession are closer than you’d think, in the dark recesses of The Dead City.
Rolf Romei returns to the role of Paul, alongside Allison Oakes taking the dual roles of the deceased Marie and her doppelgänger Marietta, and Sarah Connolly playing the housekeeper Brigitta. Kirill Karabits makes his return to the London Coliseum conducting Korngold’s dynamic and exciting score.
Walk the fine line between life and death book your opera tickets for Korngold’s The Dead City now.
Age guidance: 12+
Sung in English. Our surtitles system displays sung words above the stage.
British Sign Language Performance: Monday 3rd April 19.30
Age guidance: 12+
Now taking bookings for performances from Sat 25th March 2023 until Sat 8th April 2023.
Show times for each day are below.
Bus routes: St. Martin's Lane 24, 29, 176 / 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night buses: St. Martin's Lane 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279 / 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Nearest rail: Charing Cross
Tube lines: Piccadilly, Northern
Nearest tube: Leicester Square
Directions from Leicester Square :
(3mins) Take Cranbourn Street until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.
Car park: Q-Park: Chinatown (5mins) / Other: St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)
In congestion zone?: Yes
Infrared hearing loop
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The Dead City - English National Opera
London Coliseum, London
Running time: 2h 40m (incl. interval)