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  1. Under 35s Ticket Scheme

    20th August 2019

    ‘Opera really can be for all’ (Evening Standard) Under 35? Buy a £5 ticket to see live opera in theatres across the country. Sign up to our mailing list and get behind the scenes news, videos and access to chea...Read more

  2. MBE awarded to ETO’s Tim Yealland in New Year’s Honours List

    1st January 2019

    Tim Yealland is to receive an MBE as part of the New Year’s Honours for his work as Head of Education at English Touring Opera. Tim Yealland has been librettist and director of over 20 operas in his role at ETO. C...Read more

  3. Christmas Opening Hours

    12th December 2018

    The ETO office will be closed from Saturday 22 December – Tuesday 1 January. Normal business shall resume on Wednesday 2 January. You can book your tickets via the venue’s website as normal. The tour dat...Read more

  4. In remembrance of Judith Ackrill

    19th October 2018

    ‘‘English Touring Opera has learned of the death of Judith Ackrill. Remarkable, incisive, beautiful Judith was a friend, supporter, advisor and trustee of English Touring Opera for 24 years. She understo...Read more

From the Blog

  1. Behind the Scenes at Dido and Aeneas Rehearsals

    21st September 2018

    Director Seb Harcombe and Soprano Sky Ingram on their involvement in English Touring Opera’s upcoming production of Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas, their careers, and their advice for budding artists.Read more

  2. Get a Handle on Handel: Five Facts about George Frideric Handel

    3rd August 2018

    Considered to be one of the leading Baroque composers of his time, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) is celebrated for his operas, oratorios and chamber music. He adopted the nickname ‘The Great Bear’ due...Read more

  3. A Lasting Effect: What Should You Know About Carlo Gesualdo?

    20th July 2018

    As a part of our Autumn 2018 touring season, we'll be presenting the music of Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa in our Triple Bill, under the title 'I will not speak'.Read more

  4. 'This Is My Bed' goes to Luxembourg: Q and A with the cast

    28th June 2018

    This week, I’ve been catching up with the cast and director of this year’s opera for audiences with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). This Is My Bed is being taken to Luxembourg to be perf...Read more

Your latest comments

  1. We thought your Elisabetta at Exeter was absolutely wonderful. Glorious singing and orchestra and the pre show talk was extremely interesting and helpful when watching. We enjoyed the subtitle ‘comments’ too.
    Thank you so much. Weill will be our ne…

    Said Sheila Read
    about Elizabeth I

  2. A truly brilliant and captivating performance at the Marlowe last night. Sincere congratulations to all involved for such a stunning piece of theatre.

    Said Kenneth Todd
    about Idomeneo

  3. Sounds wonderful- it’s new to me.
    Looking forward to it in Exeter

    Said Martin Perry
    about The Seraglio

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