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English National Opera announces 90-minute Drive & Live series at Alexandra Palace Park

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai First Published 16 July 2020, Last Updated 17 July 2020

English National Opera have confirmed that they will be hosting a specially-staged 90-minute version of Puccini’s classic La bohéme performed live in a unique drive-in theatre experience at the iconic Alexandra Palace Park from 19 – 27 September.

The new, contemporary socially distanced show will feature the award-winning ENO Orchestra and Chorus with incredible casts throughout the run including Natalya Romaniw and Sinéad Campbell-Wallace sharing the role of Mimì, alongside David Butt-Philip and David Junghoon Kim as Rodolfo.

The performers will be on a raised and covered stage, with large screens to the side also relaying the performance so that you can enjoy a great view no matter where you park. If you don’t have a car, you still have options because the English National Opera has partnered up with Uber so that you can book an Uber Box. Alternatively, you can come on a bicycle.

This deeply moving tale of love and loss is one of the world’s best-loved and famous operas. Whether you’re a huge fan of Puccini’s or an opera beginner, this is a brilliant opportunity to revisit an unforgettable opera show for all ages.

Tickets will be approximately £100 for a car (max 4 people per vehicle) and public sale will open from Friday 17 July at 10am. Set your alarms and head here to grab those tickets!

To add to this amazing news, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre will be reopening next month. Find out more here.

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