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Marking the return of award-winning director Deborah Warner and conducted by leading Handelian Laurence Cummings, Messiah features top tenor John Mark Ainsley, as well as a major role for the incomparable ENO Chorus. For almost a quarter of a century, from Nicholas Hytnerâs Olivier Award-winning Xerxes to Christopher Aldenâs Olivier Award-winning Partenope in 2008, ENO has been the undisputed âHouse of Handelâ. With its powerfully emotive stagings of Bachâs St John Passion and Verdiâs Requiem, ENO has also won a reputation for bringing sacred masterworks to vivid dramatic life. Now, to mark the 250th anniversary of the composerâs death, ENO says âHallelujahâ to Handel by welcoming his greatest and most popular oratorio onto the London Coliseum stage. Supported by the English Opera Group. Running time 3hrs 15minsPerformers Sophie Bevan (soprano), Wyn Rogers (alto), John Mark Ainsly (tenor), Brindley Sherratt (bass).
Music Handel (Jennens form the King Version of the Bible). Producer English National Opera. Conductor Laurence Cummings. Director Deborah Warner. Design Tom Pye. Costume Moritz Junge. Lighting Jean Kalman. Choreographer Kim Brandstrup.
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