Supporting a Production

Supporting a Production

ETO’s low ticket prices ensure our work remains accessible but mean we will never be able to survive on ticket sales alone.

Each season, our new productions are made possible by a growing number of supporters forming a syndicate, whose generosity ensures works rare and well-loved works make it to the stage for all to enjoy.

Joining the ETO syndicate gives you the opportunity to get much closer to the production process, joining us at every stage of the process, from initial designs, through rehearsals and the first night performance, while also enjoying social occasions, from intimate chamber recitals to dinners with fellow supporters and the cast.

Our syndicates are comprised of opera enthusiasts from around the UK, whose support helps ETO continue to tour rare works alongside those that are well-loved.

ETO Autumn 2019 Syndicates Members
Alison Brimelow
Kate Caldwell OBE
Jane Caplan & Susan Loppert
Dr Peter Cave
Jill Coningham
Jane Davies
Joanna Dickson Leach
Christopher & Jill FitzGerald
Andrew Fletcher OBE
John & Elizabeth Forrest
Gareth & Jenny Jones
Jennifer Helfrecht
Laura Liede
John Ransom
Richard & Ginny Salter
Martin Staniforth
Dr Monica White
Eric & Rowena Winkler
& 1 anonymous supporter

For more information about our plans for the Spring 2020 Syndicate and future seasons, please or contact Catherine Bench on 020 7833 2555 or catherine.bench@englishtouringopera.org.uk

Autumn 2019 Syndicate Events

To get closer to our Autumn 2019 Season, we invite syndicate members to the following exclusive events. Further information on our events will be detailed in a formal invitation six weeks prior to each date.

Season Launch – Thu 27 Jun
Private Recital and Seminar – Wed 4 Sep
Open Rehearsal, Kurt Weill Talk and Syndicate Dinner – Wed 11 Sep
The Seraglio Dress Rehearsal – Tue 1 Oct
The Silver Lake Dress Rehearsal – Thu 3 Oct
The Seraglio Pre-Show Dinner and Pre-Show Talk – Fri 4 Oct
The Seraglio Premiere and Party – Fri 4 Oct
The Silver Lake Pre-Show Dinner and Pre-Show Talk – Sat 5 Oct
The Silver Lake Premiere and Party – Sat 5 Oct
ETO Autumn 2019 Season National Tour Commences – Fri 11 Oct – Tue 19 Nov
End of Tour Party – Fri 22 Nov

To find out how to become a Syndicate member, please contact Catherine Bench on 0207 833 2555, or email catherine.bench@englishtouringopera.org.uk

Spring 2020 Syndicate Events

To get closer to our Spring 2020 Season, we invite syndicate members to join us for the following, carefully curated events. Dates, venues and more details will be shared with syndicate members at least six weeks before each event.

Season Launch
Reception and season launch with ETO artistic team and syndicate members.

40th Anniversary Fundraising Recital
A complimentary ticket to our public recital, which will begin the celebrations of our 40th anniversary year.

Rehearsals Begin
Giulio Cesare and Così fan tutte rehearsals begin at Toynbee Studios in Spitalfields, London. To better understand the creative process of staging a professional opera, we will invite syndicate members to observe a rehearsal session during the process.

Spring 2020 Meet & Greet Join the ‘Meet & Greet’ of the creative teams, cast and crew of the Spring 20 Season. This event is the first opportunity for creatives to share their concepts, costume designs and model sets to the team.

Handel Recital & Lecture
James Conway will share his ideas behind Giulio Cesare and the cultural context in which the opera was written. Well known for his passion for the composer, James will talk syndicate members through his relationship with Handel’s work during his time with ETO. The talk will be illustrated with performances of Handel’s work.

Adapting Mozart Evening
Join director, Laura Attridge and conductor, Holly Mathieson for an evening of discussion about their new production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte.

Conductor’s Lunch
During a break from rehearsals, Jonathan Peter Kenny will share insights from the Giulio Cesare and St John Passion rehearsal room and tell us how he and James Conway are preparing to stage a Bach oratorio.

Open Rehearsal & Syndicate Dinner
An afternoon of open rehearsals followed by a dinner with the creative teams and fellow syndicate members.

Così fan tutte Dress Rehearsal
Dress Rehearsal of Così fan tutte at the Hackney Empire, giving you the opportunity to experience the fully realised stage production before the general public, amongst an audience of school groups, industry guests and artists.

Giulio Cesare Dress Rehearsal
Dress Rehearsal of Giulio Cesare at the Hackney Empire, giving you the opportunity to experience the fully realised stage production before the general public, amongst an audience of school groups, industry guests and artists.

St John Passion Premiere
Premiere of St John Passion with a reception with creative team and fellow syndicate members.

Giulio Cesare Pre-Show Talk, Premiere & Party
Premiere of Giulio Cesare the Hackney Empire followed by the opening night party with cast, orchestra, creative team and fellow syndicate members.

Così fan tutte Pre-Show Talk, Premiere & Party
Premiere of Così fan tutte at the Hackney Empire followed by the opening night party with cast, orchestra, creative team and syndicate members.

ETO Spring 2020 Season National Tour Commences
Giulio Cesare, Così fan tutte, and St John Passion tour the length of the United Kingdom including Snape, Poole, Buxton, York, Chester, Canterbury, Beverley, Cambridge, Northampton, Keswick, Lancaster, Durham, Sheffield, Exeter and Truro. If you are visiting any of these venues, we would be delighted to organise a dinner for you and your guests with members of our touring company.

End Of Tour Party
An opportunity to review our Spring 2020 season, celebrate its success and thank syndicate members for making it possible.

For more information about the interval receptions, please contact Catherine Bench on 0207 833 2555, or email catherine.bench@englishtouringopera.org.uk.

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