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The Mask of Orpheus

Losing love hurts.

Keep moving.

Don’t look back.

Harrison Birtwistle’s iconic masterpiece retells the Orpheus myth in a non-linear narrative, as the opera’s leading characters appear in three distinct guises.

The Mask of Orpheus, with a libretto by Peter Zinovieff, is scored for massive orchestral forces, which builds into a three dimensional picture that leads us from inconsolable grief to acceptance and transformation.

ENO Artistic Consultant Daniel Kramer’s staging will be the first in London since its premiere at the London Coliseum over 30 years ago. He is joined by conductor and ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins, following their collaborations on War Requiem and Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel.

Costume designs are by ‘England’s most outrageous dresser’ (Vogue) Daniel Lismore, while the cast includes several regular ENO artists noted for their expertise in contemporary music: Peter Hoare; Daniel Norman; James Cleverton and Robert Hayward.

Supported by Linda Christmas, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, and a syndicate of donors

Crystals provided exclusively by Swarovski

Access Information

For access bookings, please contact our Box Office on 020 7845 9300 or


London Coliseum, 33 St Martin's Lane, Westminster, London, WC2N 4ES

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after booking.


Peter Hoare, Orpheus the Man | Daniel Norman, Orpheus the Myth/Hades | Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Eurydice the Woman | Susan Bickley, Eurydice the Myth/Persephone | James Cleverton, Aristaeus the Man | Simon Bailey, Aristaeus the Myth/Charon | Claron McFadden, The Oracle of the Dead/Hecate | Robert Hayward, The Caller | William Morgan, First Priest/Judge of the Dead | David Ireland, Second Priest/Judge of the Dead | Simon Wilding, Third Priest/Judge of the Dead | Charlotte Shaw, First Woman/Fury 1 | Katie Coventry, Second Woman/Fury 2 | Katie Stevenson, Third Woman/Fury 3


3hrs 20mins

Good To Know

Friday, 18 October, 7:00 pm - Opening night. Under 18s go free if booked direct with the venue.

Friday, 25 October, 7:00 pm - Pre-performance talk. Under 18s go free if booked direct with the venue.

Tuesday, 29 October, 6:00 pm, - Early night performance – curtain will be down by 22.00.

Thursday, 7 November, 7:00 pm - Surtitle free performance.

Wednesday, 13 November, 7:00 pm


Language - English. Our surtitles system displays sung words above the stage.

The appearance of any member of cast is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control. If in doubt please check with the Box Office before booking.

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with your voucher attached. Please print this voucher, it is your ticket of admission. Bring the voucher to the venue. We recommend you arrive 30 minutes before the show starts.

Suitable For Children

No under 5's permitted.

There is a maximum of 4 children (5-16y) per Adult.

Suggested age guidance 16+

This production contains scenes of a graphic nature and sexual violence.


18 Oct - 13 Nov 2019

Where Do I Go

London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

London Coliseum

London Coliseum, 33 St Martin's Lane, Westminster, London, WC2N 4ES