English Touring Opera - Upcoming events http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/rss Upcoming events at Warwick Arts Centre en-gb <![CDATA[Giulio Cesare: The Death of Pompey]]> English Touring Opera English Touring Opera - Hackney Empire Handel’s greatest creation and a thrilling story of passion and revenge in the midst of bitter power struggles over the succession to Egypt’s throne.

Giulio Cesare is Handel’s most celebrated opera, and a real clash of titans on stage. A thrilling story of passion and revenge, it features music so beautiful and characters so strong that we have decided to present it complete, in two intriguing performances.

Part I: The Death of Pompey
Having defeated his rival Pompey, can Caesar now survive the machinations of King of Egypt Ptolemy and his sister Cleopatra?

Part II: Cleopatra’s Needle
The Battle for the Kingdom of the Nile reaches a crisis, as Pompey’s family is enslaved, Caesar is presumed dead, and Cleopatra is made captive by her brother.

Don’t miss this exhilaratingly epic drama, featuring our partner baroque orchestra The Old Street Band and a first-rate cast.

New production, sung in Italian with English surtitles

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2017-10-04T19:30:00 2017-10-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Giulio Cesare: Cleopatra's Needle]]> English Touring Opera English Touring Opera - Hackney Empire Handel’s greatest creation and a thrilling story of passion and revenge in the midst of bitter power struggles over the succession to Egypt’s throne.

Giulio Cesare is Handel’s most celebrated opera, and a real clash of titans on stage. A thrilling story of passion and revenge, it features music so beautiful and characters so strong that we have decided to present it complete, in two intriguing performances.

Part I: The Death of Pompey
Having defeated his rival Pompey, can Caesar now survive the machinations of King of Egypt Ptolemy and his sister Cleopatra?

Part II: Cleopatra’s Needle
The Battle for the Kingdom of the Nile reaches a crisis, as Pompey’s family is enslaved, Caesar is presumed dead, and Cleopatra is made captive by her brother.

Don’t miss this exhilaratingly epic drama, featuring our partner baroque orchestra The Old Street Band and a first-rate cast.

New production, sung in Italian with English surtitles

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2017-10-04T19:30:00 2017-11-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Dardanus]]> English Touring Opera English Touring Opera - Hackney Empire The first UK performance of the 1744 version of Dardanus

ETO is proud to present the first performance in the UK of the 1744 version of Dardanus, Rameau’s undoubted masterpiece. Jupiter’s son Dardanus is in love with Iphise, the daughter of his enemy Teucer – a love that, though reciprocated, is forbidden. So begins a ravishing tale of love in war, containing some of the composer’s finest music including the stunning aria “Lieux funestes”.

New production, sung in French with English surtitles

Please note that there will be a concert performance of Dardanus at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford.

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2017-10-06T19:30:00 2017-10-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Mass in B minor]]> English Touring Opera English Touring Opera - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden One of his last compositions, Bach's Mass in B minor is regarded as one of the greatest works in musical history.

Bach’s Mass in B minor is one of the great statements of faith in music: a mighty response to life’s terrible silences. Being part of a performance, whether as an audience member or a chorister, is one of the things that can change your life.

At several venues around the country ETO’s orchestra and soloists, under the direction of Jonathan Peter Kenny, collaborate with local choirs to build this cathedral of music – including many amateur singers who took part in last year’s extraordinary performance of Bach’s St John Passion.

Tour dates are subject to change

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