It’s a Wonderful Life – ENO
November 30, 2022
The classic Christmas story, redefined for a new generation, makes its UK debut at the beautiful London Coliseum. It’s a Wonderful Life is a fantastic festive family-friendly production ideal for first-time opera-goers.
Based on the 1946 film directed and produced by Frank Capra, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s operatic adaptation of the genre-defining film will transport you to the idyllic little town of Bedford Falls, where it’s a white Christmas – though not everything is merry and bright.
Opening the English National Opera’s Christmas period this year, It’s a Wonderful Life follows the story of humble banker George Bailey in the idyllic town of Bedford Falls at Christmastime. After years of helping others at the expense of his own dreams, George feels like life has passed him by and is ready to leave it all behind.
When things look their bleakest, Clara — a second-tier angel desperate to earn her wings — intervenes and sets out to show George that the lives of those in Bedford Falls would be a lot less wonderful without him.
An uplifting tale of hope and redemption, bringing the story to life is a stellar cast led by Danielle de Niese, who makes her ENO operatic debut as guardian angel Clara. Alongside her is Frederick Ballentine, who sings George Bailey. Joining them are Michael Mayes, Jennifer France, Ronald Samm, Gweneth Ann Rand, and Segomotso Shupinyaneng. In addition, current ENO Harewood Artists Ossian Huskinson, Idunnu Munch and Zwakele Tshabalala join Keri Fuge to form a quartet of angels.
Create a new holiday tradition and see It’s a Wonderful Life live onstage this festive season.
Offer Price £99.50
to include return coach, Band A theatre ticket, all booking & admin fees and driver’s gratuity.
Location: Dorking Halls
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