ENO’s Requiem to be broadcast on BBC Two


It has just been announced that BBC Two will broadcast Mozart’s Requiem from the English National Opera (ENO) on Saturday 14 November at 7pm. Presented by Danielle de Niese, it has been performed and recorded specially for a lockdown television audience at the London Coliseum, with strict safety measures in place for the performers, crew and presenter.

Stuart Murphy, CEO of the English National Opera, said: ‘We are grateful to the DCMS and Oliver Dowden for permitting ENO to perform this special concert of Mozart’s Requiem and delighted that BBC Two will enable music lovers across the country to experience it. We are thrilled to welcome Mark Wigglesworth back to the London Coliseum to conduct this brilliant piece of music and can’t wait to share it with audiences at home.’

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Harry Brunjes, Chair, said: ‘We are so pleased to see Mark Wigglesworth return to the London Coliseum to conduct our award-winning ENO Chorus and Orchestra as we broadcast to the nation on BBC Two. Although disappointed that we will no longer be performing to a live audience, ENO cannot wait to share this musical moment with households around the country.’

Be sure to check in this coming Saturday night to help support the local arts community in such an easy way. These performers have been itching to get on stage for some time now, and we can’t wait to see Requiem – even if it isn’t in person. This will more than do for now.

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