Autumn 2016

Venice, the birthplace of opera as we now know it, was a city of fabulous wealth, learning, trade and sensuality. The most fantastic of all its “follies”, the marriage of poetry, music and art, is opera.

One of ETO’s most warm-hearted and humorous productions of recent years, Xerxes is Handel at his best, sometimes fiery and explosive, at other times deeply touching.

One of the certain masterpieces of Venice’s glory days is Monteverdi’s crowning achievement, Ulysses’ Homecoming – one of the most profound musical meditations upon the ravages and costs of warfare, for both those who return, and those to whom they are returned.

Cavalli’s La Calisto irreverently charts the relations between gods, men and women, in a score so rich and heady it must have drawn as many blushes as gasps when first heard.

Finally, ETO joins forces with local cathedral, community and gospel choirs around the country to present a semi-staged performance of Bach’s St John Passion.

October 2016
Sat 8 7.30pm Xerxes Hackney Empire Box office: 020 8985 2424 Booking Closed
Fri 14 7.30pm La Calisto Hackney Empire Box office: 020 8985 2424 Booking Closed
Sat 15 7.30pm Ulysses’ Homecoming Hackney Empire Box office: 020 8985 2424 Booking Closed
Sun 16 7.30pm St John Passion Rochester Cathedral Box office: 01206 573948 Booking Closed
Thu 20 7.30pm Ulysses’ Homecoming Malvern Theatres Box office: 01684 892277 Booking Closed
Fri 21 7.30pm La Calisto Malvern Theatres Box office: 01684 892277 Booking Closed
Sat 22 7.30pm Xerxes Malvern Theatres Box office: 01684 892277 Booking Closed
Sun 23 7.30pm St John Passion Wiltshire Music Centre Box office: 01225 860100 Booking Closed
Mon 24 7.30pm La Calisto Theatre Royal Bath Box office: 01225 448844 Booking Closed
Tue 25 7.30pm Xerxes Theatre Royal Bath Box office: 01225 448844 Booking Closed
Fri 28 7.30pm Ulysses’ Homecoming Harrogate Theatre Box office: 01423 502 116 Booking Closed
Sat 29 7.30pm La Calisto Harrogate Theatre Box office: 01423 502 116 Booking Closed
November 2016
Wed 2 7.30pm Ulysses’ Homecoming Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden Box office: 0845 548 7650 Booking Closed
Thu 3 7.30pm La Calisto Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden Box office: 0845 548 7650 Booking Closed
Fri 4 7.30pm Xerxes Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden Box office: 0845 548 7650 Booking Closed
Sat 5 3.00pm St John Passion Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden Box office: 0845 548 7650 Booking Closed
Sun 6 7.30pm St John Passion Blackheath Halls Box office: 01206 573948 Booking Closed
Tue 8 7.30pm Ulysses’ Homecoming New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth Box office: 023 9264 9000 Booking Closed
Wed 9 7.30pm Xerxes New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth Box office: 023 9264 9000 Booking Closed
Fri 11 7.30pm Ulysses’ Homecoming Snape Maltings Concert Hall Box office: 01728 687 110 Booking Closed
Sat 12 7.30pm La Calisto Snape Maltings Concert Hall Box office: 01728 687 110 Booking Closed
Sun 13 7.30pm St John Passion The Octagon Centre, Sheffield Box office: 0333 666 3366 Booking Closed
Mon 14 7.30pm Xerxes Gala Theatre, Durham Box office: 03000 266600 Booking Closed
Tue 15 7.30pm Ulysses’ Homecoming Gala Theatre, Durham Box office: 03000 266600 Booking Closed
Thu 17 7.30pm La Calisto Buxton Opera House Box office: 01298 72190 Booking Closed
Fri 18 7.30pm Ulysses’ Homecoming Buxton Opera House Box office: 01298 72190 Booking Closed
Sat 19 7.30pm Xerxes Buxton Opera House Box office: 01298 72190 Booking Closed
Sun 20 7.30pm St John Passion Lichfield Cathedral Box office: 01206 573948 Booking Closed
Tue 22 7.30pm Xerxes Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Wed 23 7.30pm La Calisto Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Thu 24 7.30pm Ulysses’ Homecoming Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Fri 25 7.30pm St John Passion Exeter Cathedral Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Sat 26 7.30pm Ulysses’ Homecoming Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
December 2016
Fri 2 7.30pm St John Passion Blackpool Citadel Box office: 01206 573948 Booking Closed
Sat 3 7.30pm St John Passion St John's Church, Workington Box office: 01946 692422 Booking Closed
Sun 4 7.30pm St John Passion Lancaster Priory Box office: 01524 594151 Booking Closed
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