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About the show

Christopher Alden’s Olivier Award-winning production of Handel’s comic masterpiece Partenope receives a revival at the London Coliseum. Playing a strictly limited season from March 15th, Partenope combines glittering arias, wonderful ensembles and design inspired by the Surrealist imagery of Man Ray.

Partenope’s mesmerising beauty attracts many suitors, namely three who crave her attention! Rosmira pines after the man who jilted her, Arsace, who is in love with the beautiful Partenope – as are Armindo and Emilio. Naturally, Rosmira decides to disguise herself as a man to become another of Partenope’s suitors.

Determined to win back the hand of Arsace, Rosmira dresses up and begins her plan. Unfortunately, things get rather tangled, with hilarious and chaotic results.

Partenope features a world-class cast, including soprano Sarah Tynan as Partenope, mezzo-soprano Patricia Bardon as Arsace, James Laing as Armindo, tenor Robert Murray as Emilio, Stephanie Windsor Lewis as Rosmira and Matthew Durkan as Ormonte.

Conducted by Christian Curnyn and directed by Christopher Alden, the opera features set design by Andrew Lieberman, costume design by Jon Morrell and lighting design by Adam Silverman. The performance will be sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage.

Partenope runs for a limited season at the London Coliseum, from March 15th to March 24th 2017.

Who Should See It?

Those who missed the award-winning production now have the opportunity to see it! Partenope is a refreshingly comic change in the ENO repertoire!

Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted into the theatre.

Playing at

London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane
Seating Plan

London Coliseum seating plan

Booking period

15th Mar 2017

25th Jun 2018

24th Mar 2017

Running time

3 hours 25 minutes


No children under 5