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English Touring Opera reveals autumn season

8:47, 17th July 2018

English Touring Opera (ETO) has revealed its autumn tour dates, running from 6 October to 28 November.

The tour includes 31 performances at 19 different venues across England. On each project the ETO will work with its partner orchestra, the Old Street Band.

Highlights include:

  • Handel’s Radamisto, conducted by Peter Whelan and directed by James Conway
  • A triple bill of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Carissimi’s oratorio Jonas, and a selection of Gesualdo’s Madrigals and Music for Tenebrae
  • Bach’s St Matthew Passion, in collaboration with over 23 different choirs at 11 venues
  • Five ‘opera in a day’ workshops at secondary schools across the country

ETO’s general director James Conway said: ‘English Touring Opera’s relationship with the Old Street Band has led to a number of remarkable seasons of baroque music- and drama-making, the like of which our old selves would never have thought possible.

‘We have found, and we have been able to renew, a strong and critical audience for masterpieces acknowledged and forgotten, and their trust has enabled us to make some bold choices.’


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