Autumn 2014

English Touring Opera continues its exploration of the operas of Handel with a new production of Ottone, a romantic account of a 10th-century German emperor and his Byzantine bride. Celebrated for its many famous arias, and for its dramatic, sea-cave setting, Ottone is among the greatest of Handel’s operas.

Like Handel, Haydn thought of himself primarily as a composer of opera. His most spectacular opera was surely Il mondo della luna (performed in English by ETO as Life on the Moon), based on Goldoni’s hilarious play. To trick an old miser, his daughter and her suitor convince him that he has flown to the moon – a topsy-turvy world in their control. This is Haydn at his best, with virtuoso arias and exhilarating ensembles.

Together with its period orchestra partner the Old Street Band, ETO artists continue their collaboration with local choirs in performances of four cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach.

October 2014
Thu 2 7.30pm Advent Cantatas St Andrew Holborn, London Box office: Book Tickets Button
Fri 17 7.30pm Life on the Moon Hackney Empire Box office: 020 8985 2424 Book Tickets Button
Sat 18 7.30pm Ottone Hackney Empire Box office: 020 8985 2424 Book Tickets Button
Sun 19 6.00pm Advent Cantatas Rochester Cathedral Box office: 01634 338338 Book Tickets Button
Tue 21 8.00pm Ann Murray in Concert West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge Box office: 01223 503333 Book Tickets Button
Wed 22 7.30pm Life on the Moon West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge Box office: 01223 503333 Book Tickets Button
Thu 23 7.30pm Ottone West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge Box office: 01223 503333 Book Tickets Button
Fri 24 7.30pm Ottone West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge Box office: 01223 503333 Book Tickets Button
Sun 26 7.30pm Advent Cantatas Wiltshire Music Centre Box office: 01225 860100 Book Tickets Button
Mon 27 7.30pm Life on the Moon Theatre Royal Bath Box office: 01225 448844 Book Tickets Button
Tue 28 7.30pm Ottone Theatre Royal Bath Box office: 01225 448844 Book Tickets Button
Fri 31 7.30pm Ottone Harrogate Theatre Box office: 01423 502 116 Book Tickets Button
November 2014
Sat 1 7.30pm Life on the Moon Harrogate Theatre Box office: 01423 502 116 Book Tickets Button
Sun 2 7.30pm Advent Cantatas Firth Hall, Sheffield Box office: 0114 22 33 777 Book Tickets Button
Tue 4 7.30pm Life on the Moon Gala Theatre, Durham Box office: 03000 266600 Book Tickets Button
Wed 5 7.30pm Ottone Gala Theatre, Durham Box office: 03000 266600 Book Tickets Button
Fri 7 7.30pm Ottone Buxton Opera House Box office: 0845 127 2190 Book Tickets Button
Sat 8 7.30pm Life on the Moon Buxton Opera House Box office: 0845 127 2190 Book Tickets Button
Tue 11 7.30pm Life on the Moon Malvern Theatres Box office: 01684 892277 Book Tickets Button
Wed 12 7.30pm Ottone Malvern Theatres Box office: 01684 892277 Book Tickets Button
Fri 14 7.30pm Life on the Moon Snape Maltings Concert Hall Box office: 01728 687 110 Book Tickets Button
Sat 15 7.30pm Ottone Snape Maltings Concert Hall Box office: 01728 687 110 Book Tickets Button
Wed 19 7.30pm Life on the Moon Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 493 493 Book Tickets Button
Thu 20 7.30pm Life on the Moon Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 493 493 Book Tickets Button
Fri 21 7.30pm Ottone Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 493 493 Book Tickets Button
Sat 22 7.30pm Ottone Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 493 493 Book Tickets Button
Sun 23 7.30pm Advent Cantatas Exeter Cathedral Box office: 01392 493 493 Book Tickets Button
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