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Guide to the English Touring Opera

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OxfordRadamisto

Radamisto
Handel: Radamisto, HWV 12a, b
Peter Whelan; James Conway; English Touring Opera; William Towers; Katie Bray; Grant Doyle; Ellie Laugharne

BlackburnSt Matthew Passion

St Matthew Passion
Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV244
English Touring Opera Orchestra; Jonathan Peter Kenny; English Touring Opera; Ellie Laugharne; Susanna Fairbairn; Katie Bray

SheffieldSt Matthew Passion

St Matthew Passion
Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV244
English Touring Opera Orchestra; Jonathan Peter Kenny; English Touring Opera; Ellie Laugharne; Susanna Fairbairn; Katie Bray

ExeterRadamisto

Radamisto
Handel: Radamisto, HWV 12a, b
Peter Whelan; James Conway; English Touring Opera; William Towers; Katie Bray; Grant Doyle; Ellie Laugharne

ExeterTriple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)

Triple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)
Purcell, Carissimi, Gesualdo
English Touring Opera Orchestra; Jonathan Peter Kenny; English Touring Opera; Seb Harcombe; Bernadette Iglich; Sky Ingram
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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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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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