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About the Show Less...

Director Katie Mitchell makes her ENO debut with Handel's final oratorio. Read More >

Warrior Jepthta makes a pact with God; if he is returned home from war victorious, he will sacrifice the first person he sees. On his triumphant return, the first person to stumble into his eye line is his daughter Iphis, leaving Jepthta with a desperate decision to make.

The award-winning Katie Mitchell, who recently directed Dream Play at the National, directs Mark Padmore in the title role. Nicholas Kraemer conducts personal, political and theological drama.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 12/05/2005

Closing Night: 15/06/2005

Running time: 3h10

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Cast & Creative


Mark Padmore, Sarah Tynan, Susan Bickley, Neal Davies, Robin Blaze, Sarah-Jane Davies


Director - Katie Mitchell

Producer - English National Opera

Designer - Vicki Mortimer

Conductor - Nicholas Kraemer

Lighting Designer - Chris Davey

Movement Director - Struan Leslie

Lyrics By - Morell

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