World premiere: The Winter’s Tale

Toi toi toi to Sophie Bevan and Neal Davies who are returning to English National Opera for the world premiere of The Winter’s Tale, starring as Hermione and Antigonus/Shepherd respectively.

Composed and conducted by ENO’s composer-in-residence Ryan Wigglesworth and directed by Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear, the opera ‘is a compelling new interpretation of Shakespeare’s tale of love, loss and reconciliation.’ (English National Opera, 2017)

Hear an interview preview of the opera with Sophie Bevan, Ryan Wigglesworth, Iain Paterson and Leigh Melrose, hosted by journalist Mark Shenton.

Listen to Rory Kinnear on his directional debut.

The Winter’s Tale runs from 27 February to 14 March 2017. For more information and tickets, see the English National Opera website.

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