English National Opera

South Facing Festival is a brand new outdoor concert series coming to Crystal Palace Park this summer. Drawing on the rich musical heritage of an iconic South London venue, it features headline gigs from Dizzee Rascal & The Outlook Orchestra, Supergrass, The Streets, Max Richter and the English National Opera (ENO) with more to be announced.



Created by some of the people behind festivals including Field Day, Winterville, Cross The Tracks, Wide Awake and Dimensions, we intend to deliver a highly sustainable event series, which reinvigorates the venue and surrounding area, and ultimately has zero environmental impact.


Tosca is a roller coaster story of love, lust, murder and political intrigue. With its dramatic story line and Puccini’s richly romantic score, it is one of the world’s best loved operas.

Richard Farnes conducts the award-winning ENO Orchestra and Chorus, and a cast featuring Natalya Romaniw as Tosca, David Junghoon Kim as Cavaradossi, and Roland Wood as Scarpia.

This semi-staged outdoor performance will have large screens relaying the action and microphones will be used for high quality sound. The large grass area in front of the stage will form the open-air picnic-style seating area with plenty of space for you to make yourself comfortable on the ground. Join us for a magical evening of live opera as the sun goes down in the beautiful surrounds of Crystal Palace Park.


Date 27 August 2021


Venue Crystal Palace Bowl


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