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Watch Rolf Romei play the role of Paul, with Allison Oakes playing both Marie and Marietta. Buy ENO 'The Dead City' tickets.

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What to expect

The English National Opera (ENO) brings you 'The Dead City', Korngold's cult classic opera. ENO's 'The Dead City' ('Die tote Stadt') is based on the novella by Belgian poet, Georges Rodenbach. 'The Dead City' was one of the biggest hits in the '20s, but it has rarely been on the stage since World War II. The English National Opera (ENO) now brings the tale of life and death, past and future, to the stage with excellent performances and a production that will be remembered for generations. 'The Dead City' is a psychological observation of loss, that earlier premiered throughout post-war Europe. In the story, Paul is recently bereaved and is now haunted by memories and visions of Marie, his deceased wife. Paul soon meets Marietta, who is so familiar that the lines between now and then become blurred. His world is turned upside down in 'The Dead City'. Watch the production live at the London Coliseum Theatre in London. Book ENO 'The Dead City' tickets today.

About The ENO's 'The Dead City'

What is 'The Dead City' about?

The English National Opera (ENO) brings this production of 'The Dead City' ('Die tote Stadt') to the London Coliseum Theatre. Paul's wife recently died and he is going through a hard time dealing with her death. He retreats from the world and lives in his dreams and memories of Marie. Paul soon meets a dancer named Marietta, who resembles his wife a great deal and this unravels his emotional state. His world is now in turmoil, as he needs to fight with the blurred lines between his old memories of his wonderful life and his newfound desires.

The Artistic Director of English National Opera, Annilese Miskimmon, directs 'The Dead City' ('Die tote Stadt'), Korngold's cult classic opera. Annilese Miskimmon made her directorial debut for English National Opera in 2022, with 'The Handmaid's Tale'. Kirill Karabits conducts this play. Rolf Romei and Allison Oakes make their debut in the company with this production by the English National Opera.

The opera is based on 'Bruges-la-Morte' by Rodenbach, which stretched the boundaries of obsession and remembrance, reminding us how closely related they actually are.

What age is 'The Dead City' suitable for?

The recommended age for the opera is 11+. Visitors above the age of five are allowed inside the theatre in London.

How long is the show?

The running time of the show is three hours.

Who is the team behind 'The Dead City'?

ENO's Artistic Director, Annilese Miskimmon, directs this opera for the English National Opera. Kirill Karabits is the conductor of the opera, the set is by Miriam Beuther, and Kelley Rourke is on translation.

Who is in the London cast of 'The Dead City'?

The cast includes Rolf Romei as Paul and Allison Oakes playing dual roles of Marie and Marietta. Sarah Connolly plays Brigitta, while Audun Iversen plays Frank or Fritz.

Directions, Venue Info, And Attendee FAQs

Where is 'The Dead City' being performed?

The address is London Coliseum, St. Martin's Lane, London WC 4ES, England.

How do I get to the London Coliseum?

The A400 will take you to the opera theatre in the shortest possible time.

Charing Cross is the nearest tube and train station.

There are also frequent buses running day and night in London.

Where can I park near the London Coliseum?

Q-Park Covent Garden is the nearest parking area to the opera. There are also other parking areas near the theatre in London that can be used.

Where are the toilet facilities at the London Coliseum?

There are toilets located on all the five levels of the theatre in London. Accessible gender-neutral toilets are found on the basement, stalls, dress circle, and balcony levels.

Is the London Coliseum accessible?

The theatre is accessible with lifts to all the parts of the venue and wheelchair spaces in the dress circle, stalls, and stall boxes.

Contact the box office for any help needed during your visit.

Where can I eat nearby?

Some popular restaurants in the area that you can enjoy are Nutshell, Fumo, Caffe Nero, Notes, and Chandos.

Watch the performance with your family live at the London Coliseum. Get your tickets today!

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