Coliseum to reopen with ENO Mozart Requiem
19 September 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber
English National Opera will reopen the London Coliseum to 'socially distanced' audiences for special performances of Mozart’s Requiem.
Members of the ENO Chorus and Orchestra will be conducted by ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins and will be joined by four soloists: Elizabeth Llewellyn (soprano), Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo soprano), Toby Spence (tenor) and Brindley Sherratt (bass).
Annilese Miskimmon, Artistic Director of ENO, said, "it is important to acknowledge the full impact of COVID-19 and the loss we have suffered as a country. Mozart’s Requiem is the perfect music to provide a moment of reflection for our audiences, for a collective moment of remembrance. It will be a moment of great happiness for ENO to welcome people back to the London Coliseum again."
There will be matinée and evening performances at the London Coliseum on 6 and 7 November. Ticket details will be announced in due course. If government restrictions mean that a 'socially distanced' audience is not able to attend, the concert will be live-streamed.