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The Knot Garden

Michael Tippett - Autumn 2020

A new ETO production of The Knot Garden

Conductor 
Richard Baker
Director 
David Freeman
Designer 
David Roger
Lighting Designer 
Charlie Morgan Jones

Michael Tippett’s third opera is a compelling play-within-a-play.

Six emotionally charged people arrive at a country house with a knot garden, a sort of maze. While they each find their way through the maze, they are manipulated by psychotherapist, Magnus. He encourages them to take on characters from Shakespeare’s great play, The Tempest, while they work through their relationships.

ETO’s new production will be directed by David Freeman, revisiting his seminal production for the Royal Court Theatre (1984). Conducted by Richard Baker.

Sung in English

Showing At

  1. Hackney Empire
    9th Oct 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Book Online Now
  2. Buxton Opera House
    17th Oct 2020 - 7:30 pm
  3. Gala Theatre, Durham
    20th Oct 2020 - 7:30 pm
  4. Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    25th Oct 2020 - 4:00 pm
  5. Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
    31st Oct 2020 - 7:30 pm
  6. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    7th Nov 2020 - 7:30 pm
  7. Theatre Royal Bath
    9th Nov 2020 - 7:30 pm
  1. Hackney Empire — 9th Oct 2020 - 7:30 pm

    291 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1EJ

  2. Buxton Opera House — 17th Oct 2020 - 7:30 pm

    Water Street, SK17 6XN

  3. Gala Theatre, Durham — 20th Oct 2020 - 7:30 pm

    1 Millennium Place, Town Centre, Durham, DH1 1WA

  4. Snape Maltings Concert Hall — 25th Oct 2020 - 4:00 pm

    Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

  5. Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden — 31st Oct 2020 - 7:30 pm

    Audley End Road, Saffron Walden , CB11 4UH

  6. Exeter Northcott Theatre — 7th Nov 2020 - 7:30 pm

    Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB

  7. Theatre Royal Bath — 9th Nov 2020 - 7:30 pm

    Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath, BA1 1ET

Richard Baker

Richard Baker

Conductor

Richard Baker is a leading figure on the British contemporary music scene as one of the foremost composer-conductors of his generation. He has relationships with many of the UK’s leading ensembles – London Sinfonietta, BCMG, Composers Ensemble and Apartment House.

He is a regular collaborator for the BBC Total Immersion days; for Karlsruhe in Spring 2013 he will conduct a new production of Gerald Barry’s The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit.

Richard studied composition in the Netherlands with Louis Andriessen and in London with John Woolrich, and has a significant number of works to his credit including Learning to Fly, a basset clarinet concerto, Gaming and Written on a Train for voice and ensemble. He is currently writing a new work for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, for February 2013.

David Freeman

David Freeman

Director

Charlie Morgan Jones

Charlie Morgan Jones

Lighting Designer

David Roger

David Roger

Designer

Showing At

  1. Hackney Empire
    9th Oct 2020 - 7:30 pm
    Book Online Now
  2. Buxton Opera House
    17th Oct 2020 - 7:30 pm
  3. Gala Theatre, Durham
    20th Oct 2020 - 7:30 pm
  4. Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    25th Oct 2020 - 4:00 pm
  5. Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden
    31st Oct 2020 - 7:30 pm
  6. Exeter Northcott Theatre
    7th Nov 2020 - 7:30 pm
  7. Theatre Royal Bath
    9th Nov 2020 - 7:30 pm

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