Autumn 2013 booking information

30th January 2013

Venice, Queen of the Sea and centre of a vast trading empire, was also the origin of opera as we know it – a mixture of music and drama, nobles and comics, senses and spirit.

In Autumn 2013 English Touring Opera will tour three different operas written for Venice, and inspired by its humours – written by three composers of musical genius and theatricality.

In Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea political power and lust triumph over virtue, wonderfully. The same characters are viewed comically in Handel’s virtuosic bedroom farce, Agrippina. Lesser known now, Cavalli was the master of Venetian opera, and his ironic take on the hero of the Golden Fleece, Jason, is his most seductive work.

Alongside these very different operas, ETO singers and period musicians will collaborate with local choirs on performances of sacred music by Handel and Vivaldi.

Booking opens 11 February 2013

Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London
Sat 28 September; Thu 3 – Sat 12 October 2013
Box office 0844 412 4314

Booking opens soon (more dates to be announced)

Please check back over the next few months for booking dates and further information.

Snape Maltings Concert Hall (Thu 17 – Sat 19 Oct)
Theatre Royal Bath (Mon 28 – Tue 29 Oct)
Harrogate Theatre (Thu 31 Oct – Sat 2 Nov)
Gala Theatre, Durham (Mon 4 – Wed 6 Nov)
Buxton Opera House (Fri 8 – Sat 9 Nov)
Exeter Northcott (Wed 20 – Sat 23 Nov)

Concerts at: Rochester Cathedral (Tue 15 Oct), Holy Cross Church, Crediton (Sun 27 Oct), St Wilfrid’s Church, Harrogate (Sun 3 Nov), Firth Hall, Sheffield (Sun 10 Nov), St Mary’s Church, Warwick (Tue 12 Nov), Exeter Cathedral (Sun 24 Nov). More to be announced.

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