An Evening of Opera: The Mikado

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Friday, November 22, 2019
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London Coliseum
St Martin’s Lane
London WC2N 4ES
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Welcome by Dr. Harry Brünjes, Chairman of English National Opera


Join alumni from Wharton, Penn, and other Ivy league clubs for an evening of opera -  the Mikado at the London Coliseum. Meet Dr Harry Brünjes, Chairman of ENO, and hear about his involvement and journey to successfully turn around this world-renowned organisation.

The Mikado is one of most famous and best-loved of Gilbert and Sullivan‘s operettas.

Directed by Jonathan Miller and boasting a memorable score, this is a tale that proves resoundingly apt for our moment in time, while remaining wonderfully farcical. The dazzlingly inventive comic opera is packed full of memorable melodies and celebrated moments. Librettist W.S. Gilbert and composer Sir Arthur Sullivan are best known for their fantastical operettas including Iolanthe, The Pirates of Penzance and, of course, The Mikado. The show premiered at London's Savoy Theatre in 1885 and is frequently performed around the world today.

Presented by the English National Opera, co-production with Houston Grand Opera and LA Opera.

More information about Mikado.

Friday, 22 November 2019

Venue: London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES

5.30pm – Backstage tour (limited space available)

6.00pm – Drinks with snacks and nibbles in a private function room

6.30pm – Welcome from Dr Harry Brünjes, Chairman of English National Opera

7.00pm – Curtain Up

Interval – Drinks

10.30pm – Carriages



  • £115 (Dress Circle with Reception and Backstage Tour)
  • £75 (Upper Circle with Reception and Backstage Tour)
  • £60 (Upper Circle or Balcony with Reception)
  • £20 (Reception only)


Bring your family and take advantage of ENO’s Under 18s Scheme which allows those aged 5-17 go free in the Balcony.

Backstage Tour has limited availability for the £75 and £115 tickets only and advance booking is required.

For further information, please contact [email protected]

Please note seats will be assigned based on first come first serve basis. Members of The Wharton Club UK has priority to book the Backstage Tour which has limited space. All tickets will be available for collection on arrival at the venue.

Speaker’s Profile: Dr Harry Brünjes


Dr Harry Brünjes (London University and Guy’s Hospital) is a regular writer, broadcaster, lecturer and a successful entrepreneur. He started Premier Medical from his Harley Street Practice, becoming Chairman of the Premier Medical Group which included RTA and Kuro Healthcare. RTA was sold to BUPA in 2005. In 2010 Premier Medical was acquired by Capita for £60 million. In 2016 Harry reacquired PMG. 

Harry was Governor of Bedford Modern School, Valderrama Golf Club, EWI and President of the Sussex Medico-Chirurgical Society. In 2010 Harry was elected Vice-President of the College of Medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. Non-Exec positions include The Good Care Group, Equity Red Star (Lloyd’s Syndicate) and Newmans Clinics. Harry is Chairman of Lancing College. Harry has a lifelong interest in music, theatre, opera and piano.

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Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable to a nominated Wharton Club Member of your choice, so long as your nomination reaches [email protected] by 5pm two days before the event.

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London Coliseum

St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES, United Kingdom,
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