The Dead City – English National Opera Tickets

London Coliseum, London
Booking to 8 April 2023
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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.

If you love stories of romance and love lost, alongside wild hallucination sequences, you’ll be a fan 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.

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What's the story of The Dead City - English National Opera?

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.

Who is in the cast of The Dead City - English National Opera?

The cast features Rolf Romei, Allison Oakes, Sarah Connolly, Audun Iversen, Rhian Lois, Clare Presland, William Morgan, Hubert Francis and Innocent Masuku.

Who are the creative team of The Dead City - English National Opera?

Directed by Annilese Miskimmon, with set design by Miriam Beuther, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by James Farncombe, translation by Kelley Rourke and movement direction and intimacy coordinator Imogen Knight. The Dead City is conducted by Kirill Karabits.

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 8 April 2023
Age restrictions
Running time
2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

Venue Information

London Coliseum, St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77a, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176

Ticket Information

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