Confirmed: Sweeney Todd is coming to ENO with Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson

The Welsh baritone and English actress, who took the breath away in Sondheim’s musical at Lincoln Center earlier this year with the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert, are to reprise the roles in a full staging at English National Opera.

It marks Thompson’s first return to the London stage in 25 years, but not her first live singing role. She played the lead in the West End production of Me and My Girl, which beat out Les Mis for Best Musical at the Oliviers in 1985. 

It is also the first fruit of ENO’s co-production deal with West End producers GradeLinnit.

Shepherds beware.

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  • It would be so nice if there were budget to record this.
    I can never have enough recordings of Sweeney Todd, my favourite 20th century opera.

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