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Coronavirus Update

- Spring 2020

Dear friends,

English Touring Opera statement regarding COVID-19

The safety and security of our artists, audiences and staff is what matters most to English Touring Opera. For this reason, we have taken the decision to cancel all 52 remaining performances of our Spring 2020 tour, following the Government’s recommendations regarding non-essential travel and socialising, unless there comes a time when it is safe and practical to reopen.

We are committed to supporting our freelance artists as well as our technical and production staff in the challenging times ahead. We will be paying our 67 freelancers their fees for the full tour, all the way to what would have been the final scheduled performance on 27 June.

Our venue partners will be in touch with anyone who holds a ticket to one of our cancelled performances. 

We are all heartbroken to cancel this tour, with productions of which we are so very proud. The financial implications for ETO of cancelling such a substantial tour are severe, but with the support of our loyal audiences, we will continue to produce the best opera we can for communities across the country long into the future.

During this period of closure, we will be developing creative ways of continuing to bring music to you, wherever you are, because that matters to us. Please sign up to our newsletter, keep an eye on our website and social media channels to find our more.

If you can help us by donating the value of your tickets this season, or perhaps a larger gift, you will be directly supporting musicians through the COVID-19 pandemic and our ambition to keep music in all of our lives in the coming weeks. You can do so by clicking the button below.

Thank you for your support and fellowship. Our thoughts are with you and your community of friends and family, and we look forward to welcoming you to an opera again soon,

James Conway
Artistic Director, English Touring

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    19th Mar 2020 - 12:00 pm
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    20th Mar 2020 - 12:00 pm
  3. English Touring Opera
    31st Mar 2020 - 12:00 pm
  4. English Touring Opera
    10th Apr 2020 - 12:00 pm
  5. English Touring Opera
    20th Apr 2020 - 12:00 pm
  6. English Touring Opera
    6th Jun 2020 - 12:00 pm
  1. English Touring Opera — 19th Mar 2020 - 12:00 pm

  2. English Touring Opera — 20th Mar 2020 - 12:00 pm

  3. English Touring Opera — 31st Mar 2020 - 12:00 pm

  4. English Touring Opera — 10th Apr 2020 - 12:00 pm

  5. English Touring Opera — 20th Apr 2020 - 12:00 pm

  6. English Touring Opera — 6th Jun 2020 - 12:00 pm

Showing At

  1. English Touring Opera
    19th Mar 2020 - 12:00 pm
  2. English Touring Opera
    20th Mar 2020 - 12:00 pm
  3. English Touring Opera
    31st Mar 2020 - 12:00 pm
  4. English Touring Opera
    10th Apr 2020 - 12:00 pm
  5. English Touring Opera
    20th Apr 2020 - 12:00 pm
  6. English Touring Opera
    6th Jun 2020 - 12:00 pm

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Tour cancellation update.

We have made a commitment to our artists and to keep music in the communities we serve.

Read the full statement from James Conway, Artistic Director of ETO, by clicking here.

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