Autumn 2011

English Touring Opera wanted to follow up the enormous success of the 2009 Handelfest with another, more diverse exploration of baroque music and theatre.

This touring festival is a real invitation to set aside a few days of your life for the pure pleasure of baroque opera and music: to enjoy comic operas from the beginning and end of Handel’s career in England (Flavio and Xerxes), and to take the rare chance to hear one of Henry Purcell’s very English works for theatre (The Fairy Queen); to taste the lesser known, richly flavoured church-theatre of Gesualdo or Buxtehude, or the wonderful vocal works of JS Bach.

The festival has something for everyone – and it takes place in beautiful cities and towns across Britain, offering many wonderful, historical attractions, including English cathedrals which are the wonders of our island. By all means sample – these are friendly operas, as charming to the first time opera-goer as they are rich for the dedicated fan – but if you can, benefit from the whole festival, including the talks, recitals and masterclasses.

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October 2011
Wed 5 7.30pm Membra Jesu Nostri Holy Trinity Church, London Box office: 020 7833 2555 Booking Closed
Thu 6 7.30pm The Fairy Queen Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London Box office: 0844 412 4314 Booking Closed
Sat 8 7.30pm Xerxes Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London Box office: 0844 412 4314 Booking Closed
Mon 10 7.30pm Xerxes Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London Box office: 0844 412 4314 Booking Closed
Tue 11 7.30pm The Fairy Queen Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London Box office: 0844 412 4314 Booking Closed
Thu 13 7.30pm Xerxes Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London Box office: 0844 412 4314 Booking Closed
Fri 14 7.30pm Flavio Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London Box office: 0844 412 4314 Booking Closed
Sat 15 7.30pm Flavio Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London Box office: 0844 412 4314 Booking Closed
Mon 17 7.30pm The Fairy Queen Theatre Royal Bath Box office: 01225 448844 Booking Closed
Tue 18 7.30pm Flavio Theatre Royal Bath Box office: 01225 448844 Booking Closed
Wed 19 7.30pm Membra Jesu Nostri Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge Box office: 01223 300085 Booking Closed
Thu 20 7.30pm The Fairy Queen Buxton Opera House Box office: 01298 72190 Booking Closed
Fri 21 7.30pm Xerxes Buxton Opera House Box office: 01298 72190 Booking Closed
Sat 22 7.30pm Cantata Nos. 154, 156, 161 & 159 St John The Baptist Church, Buxton Box office: 0845 127 2190 Booking Closed
Tue 25 7.30pm Tenebrae Music Church of St Cyriac and St Julitta, Swaffham Prior Box office: 01223 300085 Booking Closed
Wed 26 7.30pm Xerxes West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge Box office: 020 3761 7069 Booking Closed
Thu 27 7.30pm The Fairy Queen West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge Box office: 020 3761 7069 Booking Closed
Fri 28 7.30pm Flavio West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge Box office: 020 3761 7069 Booking Closed
Fri 28 7.30pm Membra Jesu Nostri St Nicholas Church, Lincoln Box office: 01522 519999 Booking Closed
Sat 29 2.00pm Cantata Nos. 154, 156, 161 & 159 St Nicholas Church, Lincoln Box office: 01522 519999 Booking Closed
Sat 29 7.30pm The Fairy Queen Theatre Royal, Lincoln Box office: 01522 519999 Booking Closed
Sun 30 7.30pm Flavio Theatre Royal, Lincoln Box office: 01522 519999 Booking Closed
Mon 31 7.30pm Xerxes Theatre Royal, Lincoln Box office: 01522 519999 Booking Closed
November 2011
Tue 1 7.30pm Tenebrae Music The Wren Library, Lincoln Box office: 01522 519999 Booking Closed
Thu 3 7.30pm The Fairy Queen Harrogate Theatre Box office: 01423 502 116 Booking Closed
Fri 4 7.30pm Flavio Harrogate Theatre Box office: 01423 502 116 Booking Closed
Sat 5 7.30pm Xerxes Harrogate Theatre Box office: 01423 502 116 Booking Closed
Sun 6 7.30pm Cantata Nos. 154, 156, 161 & 159 St Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate Box office: 01423 502 116 Booking Closed
Mon 7 7.30pm Flavio Wycombe Swan Theatre Box office: 01494 512 000 Booking Closed
Tue 8 7.30pm The Fairy Queen Wycombe Swan Theatre Box office: 01494 512 000 Booking Closed
Fri 11 7.30pm The Fairy Queen Snape Maltings Concert Hall Box office: 01728 687 110 Booking Closed
Sat 12 7.30pm Xerxes Snape Maltings Concert Hall Box office: 01728 687 110 Booking Closed
Tue 15 7.30pm Membra Jesu Nostri Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh Box office: 01392 493 493 Booking Closed
Wed 16 7.30pm Flavio Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Thu 17 7.30pm The Fairy Queen Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Fri 18 7.30pm Xerxes Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Sat 19 4.00pm Tenebrae Music Southernhay United Reformed Church, Exeter Box office: 01392 493 493 Booking Closed
Sat 19 7.30pm Xerxes Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Sun 20 3.00pm Cantata Nos. 154, 156, 161 & 159 Church of the Holy Cross, Crediton Box office: 01392 493 493 Booking Closed
Tue 22 7.30pm Membra Jesu Nostri Gloucester Cathedral Box office: 01684 892277 Booking Closed
Wed 23 7.30pm Flavio Malvern Theatres Box office: 01684 892277 Booking Closed
Thu 24 7.00pm Xerxes Malvern Theatres Box office: 01684 892277 Booking Closed
Thu 24 10.00pm Tenebrae Music Malvern Theatres Box office: 01684 892277 Booking Closed
Fri 25 7.30pm Xerxes Malvern Theatres Box office: 01684 892277 Booking Closed
Sat 26 2.30pm Cantata Nos. 154, 156, 161 & 159 Great Malvern Priory Box office: 01206 573948 Booking Closed
Sat 26 7.30pm The Fairy Queen Malvern Theatres Box office: 01684 892277 Booking Closed
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