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Things To Do In London: English National Opera


The English National Opera House is not somewhere I have ever been or thought of going to. I absolutely love the theatre, films and music and I was always involved with London orchestras in school.

English National Opera is near Charing Cross in London with stunning brick exterior which almost makes you feel as if you are travelling back in time. The only reason I suppose I haven't been is because I have always judged operas to be very string instrument based with hard to understand story lines. However, that is all about to change. 


ENO is creating the future of opera; presenting award-winning work that is new, exciting and surprising. Creatives are now seeked all over the world from different aspects of artist talent to produce new productions and contemporary opera. There is now a strong reputation for the ENO who are producing highly theatrical productions resulting in many high profile artistic collaborations with other opera houses.

The performances have strong story lines which are very much like watching something in the theatre; except with extra powerful theatrical lighting and overall general fantastic production. Personally, I am looking forward to Queen of Spades; a powerfully dark masterpiece about a countess who has the power of secretly winning at cards. The whole performance is about an army officer who aims to seize her rare and dark power; even if it cause death.

There is something quite appealing about dressing up nice and smart if you're a gentleman or in a stunning evening dress if you're a woman to attend a night at the opera. I am really considering taking my mum for her birthday. Question is; there's too much choice so what performance should I choose?!

Disclaimer: In collaboration with ENO but all words are my own.

2 comments

  1. I have never been to an opera, but it is on my bucket list :) xx

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  2. Ooooh I keep thinking about getting tickets to the opera. It definitely feels like something you have to do at least once in your life. My boyfriend and Mum both hate the idea though so I' have to go alone :(

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