Join us on European Opera Day

6th May 2010

English Touring Opera’s tour to Snape Maltings Concert Hall next week coincides with an international celebration of opera involving 100 opera houses across Europe, in 22 different countries. On the Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 May, the European Opera Days will be observed by the UK’s major opera companies including ETO, ENO, Glyndebourne, Opera North, the Royal Opera, Scottish Opera, and WNO, with events happening from “Inverness to Aldeburgh”.

The events are designed to build new relationships with audiences, and strengthen existing ones, in an effort to show that opera is relevant to today’s society and accessible to everyone.

Our offering, taking place in Aldeburgh Music’s new Britten Studio, involves our opera for 4-8 year olds, The Starry Welkin, this Saturday 8 May at 12 noon, and our performance of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream that evening in the Concert Hall.

Tim Yealland, our director of educational projects, says: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream, both play and opera, offers the perfect opportunity to introduce children to opera and theatre, not only as audience members but also as actors and singers. ETO strives to find new ways to link the professional and the amateur, the mature and the young, in meaningful and creative ways.”

You can book tickets online.

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