Joining a Production Syndicate

ETO Production Syndicates

English Touring Opera relies on the generous support of individuals and organisations to continue touring high quality productions of adventurous repertoire to audiences across the UK.

One of the most exciting ways to support our work is to join a Production Syndicate.

Joining a Production Syndicate gives you the chance to learn more about the opera you are supporting, exploring the music, story, characters and the context of the composition in the company of like-minded people. It is also gives you the opportunity to get much closer to the production process, joining the cast and creative team at every stage of the process, from initial designs, through rehearsals and the first night performance.

This is a unique opportunity for those who love opera and want to get even closer to the action.

To join a Production Syndicate we ask for donations of £1,000 and above to support the production.

Current Syndicates:

Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride

Our Spring 2016 season sees ETO staging 3 operas with storylines that are larger than life: Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride and the UK stage premiere of Donizetti’s Pia d’Tolomei. Our Production Syndicate has been created in order to raise support for our staging of Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride. We are delighted to be exploring this opera in further detail, and look forward to welcoming similarly interested individuals who would like to learn more about Iphigénie while simultaneously making an impactful donation in support of ETO’s production of this exciting work.

Gluck’s opera is not only regarded as the crowning masterpiece of his career, but the consummation of French lyric tragedy. Based on the play Iphigenia in Tauris written by the famous Greek dramatist, Euripides, Gluck’s opera is just one of many artistic works based on what quickly became a very popular tale for theatrical works.

Once again, we will be hosting one of our popular Syndicate Study Days in which we are delighted to have the opportunity to explore the history of performances of Iphigénie with eminent classicist and author of Adventures with Iphigenia in Aulis, Professor Edith Hall.

We are also pleased to be offering the additional opportunity to learn more about our other rare title, Pia de’ Tolomei this season. ETO is thrilled to be creating the UK stage premiere of this exciting Donizetti opera based on a brief encounter in Dante’s Purgatorio, and we will be hosting a talk by author Jonthan Keats in conjunction with Chairman of the Donizetti Society, Professor Alexander Weatherson which will illuminate this rare bel canto opera.

Future Syndicates

Monteverdi’s Ulysses’ Homecoming

In Autumn 2016 ETO will bring the atmosphere of 17th century Venice to theatres around the UK with a trio of exciting operas: Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria (Ulysses’ Homecoming), Cavalli’s La Calisto, and a revival of ETO’s critically acclaimed 2011 production of Handel’s Xerxes.

For Autumn 2016 we will be creating a production syndicate in support of Ulysses’ Homecoming, an exciting tale of the delicate interplay between gods and men when, long after the end of the Trojan war, Ulysses is united with his wife Penelope. We are so excited to be presenting this exciting title from the father of opera; for fans of our ETO’s 2013 production of The Coronation of Poppea this will be a fabulous opportunity to learn more about another Monteverdi masterpiece.

For more information about our plans for Production Syndicates in our Spring and Autumn 2016 seasons, please contact Kate Eberwein on 020 7833 2555 or

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