ETO collaborates with Cornish theatre company on brand new show

6th January 2012

English Touring Opera is teaming up with one of Cornwall’s best-loved theatre companies, Miracle Theatre, on a brand new production which tours the South West this Spring, supported by a Youth Music award.

Tin is a play with a strong musical element, telling the story of a bedraggled touring theatre group as they visit a Cornish mining town in the winter of 1890.

Famous Cornish baritone Ben Luxon, who gave up performing opera due to hearing loss, returns to the stage in an acting role. The musical element, led by ETO, includes large sections from Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio.

ETO’s Education Associate, Tim Yealland, is excited by the opportunity to develop ETO’s already strong links in Cornwall. “For ETO this partnership is perfect from every point of view, not least because it allows us to work alongside Cornwall’s most vibrant theatre company,” he says. “It also lets us tap into the deep roots of Cornwall’s powerful singing tradition, and to develop the links we forged with the community opera One Day, Two Dawns at Hall for Cornwall a few years ago.”

The tour takes in a number of unusual venues. These include Heartlands, a new visitor attraction based around a disused mine shaft, and in a beautiful tent in front of the historic Count House, Botallack, St Just In Penwith, the most westerly town in mainland Britain.

Tickets are now on sale. Click here for booking details from Miracle Theatre’s website.

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