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Venue: Hackney Empire, London

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Address291 Mare Street,
Hackney
London
E8 1EJ
United Kingdom
Google maps51° 32' 43.732" N 0° 3' 19.531" W
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LondonThe Seraglio

The Seraglio
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Harem)
John Andrews; Stephen Medcalf; English Touring Opera

LondonThe Silver Lake

The Silver Lake
Weill: Der Silbersee
James Holmes; James Conway; English Touring Opera

LondonThe Gondoliers

The Gondoliers
Sullivan: The Gondoliers
Derek Clark; Stuart Maunder; Scottish Opera; James Hendry; Dick Bird; Ellie Laugharne

LondonUtopia, LimitedIn concert

Utopia, Limited
Sullivan: Utopia, Limited
Derek Clark; Stuart Maunder; Scottish Opera; Dick Bird; Charlie Drummond; Ellie Laugharne
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A potent concoction: Macbeth is ETO's hit of the season

Madeleine Pierard (Lady Macbeth) © Richard Hubert Smith
A fine cast, orchestra and production make English Touring Opera's new production of Verdi's Macbeth a must see. 
****1
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A bracing new Idomeneo from English Touring Opera

Catherine Carby, ETO Chorus and Galina Averina © Richard Hubert Smith
A direct and expressive new production of one of Mozart's most adventurous operas enthrals at the Hackney Empire. 
****1
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An uneven Elisabetta from English Touring Opera

Mary Plazas (Elisabetta) © Richard Hubert Smith
Rossini's Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra is a hard work to love and English Touring Opera's new production which launched at the Hackney Empire Theatre struggled to make a case for regular outings.
***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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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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Damp squibs prevent ETO's Rossini: Fireworks! from taking off

Elena Xanthoudakis © William Knight
ETO's extracts from Rossini's serious operas at the Hackney Empire lacked spark and dynamism, but saw a fine showing from Elena Xanthoudakis and Catherine Carby.
***11
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Static but worth the slog: ETO's Giulio Cesare

Christopher Ainslie (Giulio Cesare) and Soraya Mafi (Cleopatra) © Richard Hubert Smith
Conway's decision to render Handel's epic in its entirety was let down by a static staging and unnecessary repeats that masked the hidden gem-like arias.
***11
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Rawness and tenderness in English Touring Opera's Dardanus

Anthony Gregory (Dardanus) © Jane Hobson
A searing examination of love in a time war is to be found in a new production and new edition of Rameau's greatest work.
****1
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