Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
© DavidJensen 2013

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre will host ENO for a new production of Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw next year.

The opera, which will open in June 2018, will be conducted by Toby Purser and directed by Open Air Theatre's artistic director Timothy Sheader.

Talking about the production, Sheader said: "Bringing The Turn of the Screw outdoors will add a whole new layer of suspense to Britten's retelling of this story."

ENO's new season for 2017/18, announced today, will open with a new production of Verdi's Aida directed by Phelim McDermott.

Other highlights include: Daniel Kramer directing his first opera as ENO artistic director, a new production of La traviata; the world premiere of Nico Muhly's Marnie directed by Michael Mayer and conducted by ENO music director Martyn Brabbins in his first full season; and a new production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe, directed by Cal McCrystal and starring Samantha Price in the title role alongside Andrew Shore and Yvonne Howard.

There will also be revivals of Jonathan Miller's The Barber of Seville, Richard Jones's Rodelinda, Phelim McDermott's Satyagraha, Robert Carsen's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Fiona Shaw's The Marriage of Figaro.

Public booking for the new season opens on 24 May 2017.