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LondonElizabeth INew production

Elizabeth I
Rossini: Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra
John Andrews; James Conway; English Touring Opera; Frankie Bradshaw; Mary Plazas; Luciano Botelho; John-Colyn Gyeantey

LondonIdomeneoNew production

© Creative Feast
Mozart: Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Jonathan Peter Kenny; James Conway; English Touring Opera; Frankie Bradshaw; Christopher Turner; Catherine Carby; Galina Averina

LondonMacbethNew production

© Creative Feast
Verdi: Macbeth
Gerry Cornelius; James Dacre; English Touring Opera; Frankie Bradshaw; Grant Doyle; Madeleine Pierard; Tanya Hurst

ChesterMacbethNew production

© Creative Feast
Verdi: Macbeth
Gerry Cornelius; James Dacre; English Touring Opera; Frankie Bradshaw; Grant Doyle; Madeleine Pierard; Tanya Hurst

ChesterIdomeneoNew production

© Creative Feast
Mozart: Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Jonathan Peter Kenny; James Conway; English Touring Opera; Frankie Bradshaw; Christopher Turner; Catherine Carby; Galina Averina
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Dido and Aeneas rescue a disappointing Baroque triple bill from ETO

Nicholas Mogg (Aeneas), Alison Manifold and Sky Ingram (Dido) © Richard Hubert Smith
English Touring Opera's triple bill of early Baroque miniatures promised an intruiging evening but failed up to expectations. 
**111
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Bach up close and personal: English Touring Opera's St Matthew Passion

Collegium Musicum Choir © Robert Workman
Immersive, direct and passionate Bach from English Touring Opera and the Old Street Band.
***11
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ETO's Radamisto: Uneven Handel in Hackney

Katie Bray (Zenobia) and Grant Doyle (Tiridate) © Richard Hubert Smith
English Touring Opera’s new Radamisto took time to settle down on opening night.
***11
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A warm, but basic Figaro from ETO

Rachel Redmond (Susanna) and Nadine Benjamin (Countess) © Jane Hobson
ETO's production of Mozart's nuptial comedy, being performed in towns across the country, lacks depth but has some terrific singing with a particularly fine Susanna from Rachel Redmond.
***11
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Humdinger of a Gianni Schicchi from ETO

Craig Smith (Michele) in Il tabarro © Richard Hubert Smith
A great return appearance for English Touring Opera's Puccini double bill opening its spring tour at the Hackney Empire.
****1
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PREVIEW

Triple-header from a national treasure: ETO’s autumn season

Radamisto © Richard Hubert Smith
It’s now traditional for ETO to mount a Baroque or pre-Baroque season each autumn. This is a policy that provides the UK’s regions with a rare exposure to repertoire that’s often out-of-the-way or even downright obscure.
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