An evening at the English National Opera
Friday 9 March
Bookings close Thursday 22 February
This year, we invite you to join us for Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe, directed by Cal McCrystal, who created the National Theatre’s award-winning One Man, Two Guv’nors. Iolanthe is a brilliantly funny, satirical fantasy with fairies causing mayhem in the House of Lords. With Sullivan’s ever-melodious score, Gilbert’s sharp wit perfectly pairs with the irreverence and chaotic physical comedy that are the hallmarks of Cal McCrystal’s work.
We are delighted that Cressida Pollock, CEO of the English National Opera, will join our pre-performance reception as our guest speaker, introduced by our host, ENO Board Member Huw van Steenis (MBA 95J), followed by the performance.
Cressida Pollock (MBA Sloan) is CEO of one of the UK’s top 10 performing arts organisations and one of the few women leaders in any of the national arts companies. In the last 12 months, the ENO chorus and orchestra have won an Olivier Award and Chorus of the Year at the International Opera Awards and staged world premieres of The Winter’s Tale and Marnie. From commissioning new works to reviving old favourites and classic operetta, Cressida works closely with Artistic Director, Daniel Kramer, and Music Director, Martyn Brabbins, to deliver a nationally renowned programme of unforgettable opera productions.
This will be another great opportunity to catch up with friends from INSEAD and enjoy an evening at the ENO. There are four different ticket prices, which include the pre-opera reception and interval refreshments.
We encourage you to register as soon as possible as numbers are limited.