Pre-performance talks

Our talks are the perfect introduction to our productions, accessible for both opera newcomers and seasoned opera-goers.

Learn more about the new productions in ENO’s season by joining one or all of our series of lively pre-performance conversations.

Members of the creative team, cast, ENO staff and guest speakers share behind-the-scenes insights and provide context around our productions. Talks last for approximately 45 minutes.


2019/20 pre-performance talks

Additional presentation documents are available to download for the Orpheus in the Underworld and Orpheus and Eurydice talks.

Our Spring Season talks were all hosted by Sarah Lenton:

Sarah Lenton is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster on 18th- and 19th-century theatre. She writes articles and gives Insight Day and pre-performance talks for the Royal Opera House, ENO and Garsington Opera, and is a frequent contributor for BBC Radio 3 opera broadcasts and podcasts.

Running Time
0hrs 45mins

Tickets £5*. Concessionary tickets cost £2.50 and are available to students, Income Support recipients, Access all Arias members and Westminster City Save/ResCard holders, and can be booked by calling our box office on 020 7845 9300.

*Booking fee is £2.25 per ticket.