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: Booking Closed
Fri 17 7.30pm Life on the Moon Hackney Empire Box office: 020 8985 2424 Booking Closed
Sat 18 7.30pm Ottone Hackney Empire Box office: 020 8985 2424 Booking Closed
Sun 19 6.00pm Advent Cantatas Rochester Cathedral Box office: 01206 573948 Booking Closed
Tue 21 8.00pm Ann Murray in Concert West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge Box office: 020 3761 7069 Booking Closed
Wed 22 7.30pm Life on the Moon West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge Box office: 020 3761 7069 Booking Closed
Thu 23 7.30pm Ottone West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge Box office: 020 3761 7069 Booking Closed
Fri 24 7.30pm Ottone West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge Box office: 020 3761 7069 Booking Closed
Sun 26 7.30pm Advent Cantatas Wiltshire Music Centre Box office: 01225 860100 Booking Closed
Mon 27 7.30pm Life on the Moon Theatre Royal Bath Box office: 01225 448844 Booking Closed
Tue 28 7.30pm Ottone Theatre Royal Bath Box office: 01225 448844 Booking Closed
Fri 31 7.30pm Ottone Harrogate Theatre Box office: 01423 502 116 Booking Closed
November 2014
Sat 1 7.30pm Life on the Moon Harrogate Theatre Box office: 01423 502 116 Booking Closed
Sun 2 7.30pm Advent Cantatas Firth Hall, Sheffield Box office: 0333 666 3366 Booking Closed
Tue 4 7.30pm Life on the Moon Gala Theatre, Durham Box office: 03000 266600 Booking Closed
Wed 5 7.30pm Ottone Gala Theatre, Durham Box office: 03000 266600 Booking Closed
Fri 7 7.30pm Ottone Buxton Opera House Box office: 01298 72190 Booking Closed
Sat 8 7.30pm Life on the Moon Buxton Opera House Box office: 01298 72190 Booking Closed
Tue 11 7.30pm Life on the Moon Malvern Theatres Box office: 01684 892277 Booking Closed
Wed 12 7.30pm Ottone Malvern Theatres Box office: 01684 892277 Booking Closed
Fri 14 7.30pm Life on the Moon Snape Maltings Concert Hall Box office: 01728 687 110 Booking Closed
Sat 15 7.30pm Ottone Snape Maltings Concert Hall Box office: 01728 687 110 Booking Closed
Wed 19 7.30pm Life on the Moon Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Thu 20 7.30pm Life on the Moon Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Fri 21 7.30pm Ottone Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Sat 22 7.30pm Ottone Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Sun 23 7.30pm Advent Cantatas Exeter Cathedral Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
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