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Madeleine Pierard (Lady Macbeth) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

A potent concoction: Macbeth is ETO's hit of the season

By , 09 March 2019
****1
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Catherine Carby, ETO Chorus and Galina Averina © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Here be monsters: a bracing new Idomeneo from English Touring Opera

By , 08 March 2019
****1
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Mary Plazas (Elisabetta) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

An uneven Elisabetta from English Touring Opera

By , 02 March 2019
***11
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Nicholas Mogg (Aeneas), Alison Manifold and Sky Ingram (Dido) © Richard Hubert Smith
Durham

Dido and Aeneas rescue a disappointing Baroque triple bill from ETO

By , 22 October 2018
**111
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Collegium Musicum Choir © Robert Workman
London

Bach up close and personal: English Touring Opera's St Matthew Passion

By , 18 October 2018
***11
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Katie Bray (Zenobia) and Grant Doyle (Tiridate) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

ETO's Radamisto: Uneven Handel in Hackney

By , 06 October 2018
***11
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Rachel Redmond (Susanna) and Nadine Benjamin (Countess) © Jane Hobson
Bromley

A warm, but basic Marriage of Figaro from English Touring Opera

By , 08 May 2018
***11
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Craig Smith (Michele) in Il tabarro © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Brooding Tabarro and a humdinger of a Gianni Schicchi from ETO

By , 02 March 2018
****1
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Elena Xanthoudakis © William Knight
London

Damp squibs prevent ETO's Rossini: Fireworks! from taking off

By , 22 February 2018
***11
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Christopher Ainslie (Giulio Cesare) and Soraya Mafi (Cleopatra) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Static but worth the slog: ETO's two-part Giulio Cesare

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Anthony Gregory (Dardanus) © Jane Hobson
London

Rawness and tenderness in English Touring Opera's Dardanus

By , 06 October 2017
****1
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Lauren Zolezzi (Patience) © Richard Hubert Smith
Cambridge

Fresh, funny, frivolous: Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience from English Touring Opera in Cambridge

By , 26 April 2017
****1
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Craig Smith (Scarpia) and Paula Sides (Tosca) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Puccini without passion: a bloodless Tosca from English Touring Opera

By , 04 March 2017
**111
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Benedict Nelson (Ulysses) and Katie Bray (Minerva) © Richard Hubert Smith
Saffron Walden

A welcome return: Monteverdi's Ulysses’ Homecoming, English Touring Opera

By , 02 November 2016
****1
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Paula Sides (Calisto) and Catherine Carby (Diana) © Jane Hobson
London

A fun-filled La Calisto from English Touring Opera at the Hackney Empire

By , 14 October 2016
***11
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Julia Riley (Xerxes) and Clint van der Linde (Arsamenes) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Xerxes: ETO’s quirky revival sparkles vocally but is not all plane sailing

By , 08 October 2016
***11
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Catherine Carby (Iphigénie) © Richard Hubert Smith
Norwich

Kill or be killed: Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride, ETO

By , 23 March 2016
***11
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George von Bergen (Don Giovanni) and Lucy Hall (Zerlina) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

A dark and dingy Don Giovanni from English Touring Opera

By , 11 March 2016
***11
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Elena Xanthoudakis (Pia) © Jane Hobson
London

Something old, something new: Donizetti's Pia de' Tolomei, English Touring Opera

By , 10 March 2016
*****
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Adam Tunnicliffe (Werther) © Robert Workman
Cambridge

Truly, madly, but not quite deeply enough: Massenet's Werther from English Touring Opera

By , 05 November 2015
**111
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Susanna Hurrell (Mélisande) and Jonathan McGovern (Pélleas) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Pelléas et Mélisande missing magic at the start of English Touring Opera's season

By , 01 October 2015
**111
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London

Simple and emotive: English Touring Opera’s La bohème at Hackney Empire

By , 13 March 2015
****1
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London

The Wild Man stumbles into Hackney in ETO’s rare Donizetti revival

By , 12 March 2015
***11
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London

Verismo before its time: Donizetti's Siege of Calais at English Touring Opera

By , 07 March 2015
***11
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Cambridge

Strong and stylish: Handel's Ottone from English Touring Opera

By , 24 October 2014
****1
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London

Broad slapstick eclipses Haydn’s Life on the Moon

By , 17 October 2014
**111
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London

Fun-filled Magic Flute from ETO in Hackney

By , 07 March 2014
****1
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London

Lumberjacks and pioneers: Britten's Paul Bunyan from English Touring Opera

By , 17 February 2014
***11
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London

Just Look Back in Anger: Tippett’s King Priam, by English Touring Opera

By , 13 February 2014
****1
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London

Mummy always knows best: Handel's Agrippina, by English Touring Opera

By , 08 October 2013
*****
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London

Smooth sailing for English Touring Opera's Jason

By , 04 October 2013
***11
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London

Love conquers all: English Touring Opera's The Coronation of Poppea appals while it enchants

By , 28 September 2013
****1
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London

Donizetti re-done: The Siege of Calais with English Touring Opera in Hackney

By , 09 March 2013
****1
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London

James Conway's updated Simon Boccanegra with ETO at Hackney Empire

By , 08 March 2013
***11
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London

A frivolous Così fan tutte: English Touring Opera at Hackney Empire

By , 02 March 2013
****1
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London

Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse at the Linbury Studio Theatre

By , 11 October 2012
****1
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London

English Touring Opera perform Britten's Albert Herring in London

By , 06 October 2012
***11
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London

Brilliant but flawed: English Touring Opera's The Emperor of Atlantis

By , 05 October 2012
***11
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London

Eugene Onegin with English Touring Opera

By , 09 March 2012
****1
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London

ETO serve up classic comedy in The Barber of Seville

By , 08 March 2012
****1
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Harrogate

English Touring Opera: The Fairy Queen goes to Bedlam

By , 03 November 2011
***11
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Durham

ETO Clemenza di Tito: the Good Dictator

By , 17 May 2011
****1
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