Kelsey Grammer and Danielle de Niese Will Star in ENO's Man of La Mancha

London News   Kelsey Grammer and Danielle de Niese Will Star in ENO's Man of La Mancha
 
Lonny Price will direct the 2019 production.
Kelsey Grammer and Danielle de Niese
Kelsey Grammer and Danielle de Niese ©Decca/Chris Dunlop

Following productions of Chess, Carousel, Sunset Boulevard, and Sweeney Todd, the English National Opera will present a limited engagement of Man of La Mancha April 26-June 8, 2019, at the London Coliseum.

Emmy winner and Tony nominee Kelsey Grammer, most recently on Broadway in Finding Neverland, will take the stage as Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote. He will be joined by opera star Danielle de Niese as Aldonza and Dulcinea; the latter will perform in 33 performances with further star casting for the role and the rest of the company to be announced.

Lonny Price will direct, and the performers will be backed by ENO’s 35-piece orchestra. The creative team also includes conductor David White, set designer James Noone, lighting designer Rick Fisher, sound designer Mick Potter, and casting director David Grindrod CDG.

Man of La Mancha features music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, and a book by Dale Wasserman.


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