Baroque Season - Autumn 2013

Baroque Opera from Venice

English Touring Opera’s autumn 2013 season celebrates the birth of opera as we know it, with three operas inspired by Venice. All of the operas have classical connotations – Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea and Handel’s Agrippina focus on the Roman Emperor Nero as they explore politics and power, whilst Cavalli’s Jason is an ironic take on the story of the Golden Fleece.

Like Jason, we will travel far and wide during our autumn season, bringing high quality live opera to audiences across the UK. And, like Jason, we can not do it alone. Box Office income alone cannot cover the cost of producing and touring these three operas and we must raise the remaining money from private sources. Therefore, we are looking for a small group of generous individuals who would like to become more closely involved with our Autumn season, to join our Production Syndicate.

To support our Autumn season we are offering two levels of Syndicate Support. To join the Argonaut Syndicate we are asking for donations of £1,000 and above. We are also looking for somebody to take a leading role by joining our Jason Syndicate with a generous donation of £3,000 and above.

To thank you for ensuring we can continue to create and tour high quality work for audiences across the UK, you will receive a number of benefits. All Syndicate Supporters will receive exclusive access to the creative and production process, following all three operas from the initial designs to opening night. There will also be opportunities to meet the creative team behind the productions and to learn more about the operas with like-minded people.

A list of benefits for the Jason and Argonaut Syndicates are provided on the next tabs, and a membership form can be downloaded from the menu on the left.

Should you have any questions about Production Syndicates, please contact David Burgess on 020 7833 2555 or david.burgess@englishtouringopera.org.uk

We look forward to welcoming you into our community of Syndicate Supporters.

Argonaut Syndicate

In return for joining our Autumn 2013 Syndicate we are offering exclusive access to the production and creative process, enabling you to get much closer to the company and our work.

Benefits for Argonaut Syndicate supporters (donations over £1,000) include:

  • Invitations to a number of events to learn more about the operas in ETO’s Autumn 2013 season. These events are likely to include: an introduction to the music of the three operas and their importance in the development of early opera; a discussion on the role of 17th Century Venice as a source of inspiration for music, literature and art; and a talk from members of the production team, talking about ETO’s new production, including an exclusive pre-view of the costume and set designs
  • Opportunities to attend rehearsals throughout the creative process
  • 2 tickets for the Final Rehearsal of all three operas
  • 2 tickets to an Autumn 2013 performance at the venue of your choice
  • An invitation to a “Meet The Cast” reception

If you would like to join the Argonaut Syndicate, or if you would like to discuss Syndicate Support further, please do not hesitate to contact David Burgess on 020 7833 2555 or david.burgess@englishtouringopera.org.uk Alternatively, you can download and complete and the membership form from the menu on the left, and return it, together with your donation, to 63 Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6HJ.

Jason Syndicate

In return for joining our Autumn 2013 Syndicate we are offering exclusive access to the production and creative process, enabling you to get much closer to the company and our work.

  • All of the benefits of ‘Argonauts’ Syndicate, plus
  • Opportunity to have dinner with the creative team
  • Tour of the Stage prior to a performance for you and your guests
  • An additional 4 tickets for Autumn 2013 performances at the venue(s) of your choice
  • 2 tickets for our ‘Sacred Music of Handel and Vivaldi’ concert series at the venue of your choice

If you would like to join the Jason Syndicate, or if you would like to discuss Syndicate Support further, please do not hesitate to contact David Burgess on 020 7833 2555 or david.burgess@englishtouringopera.org.uk
Alternatively, you can download and complete and the membership form from the menu on the left, and return it, together with your donation, to 63 Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6HJ.

Syndicate Supporters

We are extremely grateful to all the members of our Argonaut and Jason Syndicates. Their support will enable us to tour three high quality productions to audiences across the UK

Jason Syndicate

Professor Desmond T Donovan

Argonaut Syndicate

Drs Richard and Geraldine Pinch
Jill and Joseph Karaviotis
Mrs Sally Walton

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