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VenueLondon Coliseum
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From17th November 2000
To13th December 2000
WhenNov 17,22,29, Dec 13 at 19:30, Nov 25 Early start at 18:30
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The Prisoner

The PrisonerT133504449
A mother, haunted by suffering, visits her son, imprisoned for his political beliefs. The prisoner desperately tries to hang onto faith and hope, and believes the gaoler offers the prospect of a life of happiness and children beyond the prison walls. The freedom offered by his 'brother' is an illusion, and hope an unexpected torture. First performed in 1949.
Music Dallapiccola
Lyrics Dallapiccola (after de I'Isle-Adam)

Archive :: production:T133504449, opera or operetta:S0494564994, venue:V376

Production details

Supported by The John S Cohen Foundation. Part of ENO's series of seven new productions of Italian operas.

Special Performances

  • 13 Dec 00 Sign Interpreted


Company English National Opera
Director Neil Armfield
Conductor Richard Hickox
Design Stefanos Lazaridis
Choreographer Kate Champion
Costume Tess Schofield
Lighting Rick Fisher
Translation Harold Heiberg
Performer Peter Coleman-Wright (The Prisoner)
Performer Susan Bullock (The Mother)
Performer Peter Bronder (Jailor/Grand Inquisitor)
Performer Richard Roberts (First Priest)
Performer Mark Richardson (Second Priest)

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