Spring 2012

This spring English Touring Opera plans a season of two of the most popular operas in the repertoire – Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.

Our production of Tchaikovsky’s romantic classic Eugene Onegin received critical acclaim and popular ovations around the country in 2007. The Guardian (4 stars) said of it that “it sheds more light on Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece than any other recent UK production”. ETO Director James Conway and Conductor Michael Rosewell return to this striking production with a new cast, including emerging star Nicholas Lester in the title role. With its heartfelt arias and ensembles, its splendid choruses and ballroom scenes, and Tchaikovsky’s gift for melody, rich orchestration and drama, Eugene Onegin is a night at the opera for romantics of all ages.

Effervescent, high-spirited, vocally brilliant, a work of comic genius: Rossini’s masterpiece The Barber of Seville is a favourite with audiences around the world. ETO’s new production, directed by the exciting and imaginative Thomas Guthrie and conducted by an experienced master of Italian opera, Paul McGrath, promises to be one of the highlights of the artistic calendar in 2012. The roguish young Count Almaviva, masquerading as the student Lindoro, will be sung by Nicholas Sharratt, one of the UK’s most promising Italianate tenors. Kitty Whately, winner of the 2011 Kathleen Ferrier Award, plays his beloved Rosina, as cunning as she is lovely.

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March 2012
Thu 8 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Hackney Empire Box office: 020 8985 2424 Booking Closed
Fri 9 7.30pm Eugene Onegin Hackney Empire Box office: 020 8985 2424 Booking Closed
Sat 10 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Hackney Empire Box office: 020 8985 2424 Booking Closed
Tue 20 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Wed 21 7.30pm Eugene Onegin Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Thu 22 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Fri 23 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Sat 24 7.30pm Eugene Onegin Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Mon 26 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Hall for Cornwall, Truro Box office: 01872 26 24 66 Booking Closed
Tue 27 7.30pm Eugene Onegin Hall for Cornwall, Truro Box office: 01872 26 24 66 Booking Closed
Wed 28 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Hall for Cornwall, Truro Box office: 01872 26 24 66 Booking Closed
Fri 30 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Lighthouse, Poole Box office: 01202 280000 Booking Closed
Sat 31 7.30pm Eugene Onegin Lighthouse, Poole Box office: 01202 280000 Booking Closed
April 2012
Tue 3 7.30pm The Barber of Seville York Theatre Royal Box office: 01904 623568 Booking Closed
Wed 4 7.30pm Eugene Onegin York Theatre Royal Box office: 01904 623568 Booking Closed
Tue 10 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Norwich Theatre Royal Box office: 01603 630000 Booking Closed
Wed 11 7.30pm Eugene Onegin Norwich Theatre Royal Box office: 01603 630000 Booking Closed
Fri 13 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Snape Maltings Concert Hall Box office: 01728 687 110 Booking Closed
Sat 14 7.30pm Eugene Onegin Snape Maltings Concert Hall Box office: 01728 687 110 Booking Closed
Mon 16 7.45pm The Barber of Seville Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield Box office: 0114 249 6000 Booking Closed
Tue 17 7.45pm Eugene Onegin Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield Box office: 0114 249 6000 Booking Closed
Wed 18 7.45pm The Barber of Seville Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield Box office: 0114 249 6000 Booking Closed
Fri 20 7.30pm The Barber of Seville The Hawth, Crawley Box office: 01293 553636 Booking Closed
Sat 21 7.30pm Eugene Onegin The Hawth, Crawley Box office: 01293 553636 Booking Closed
Mon 23 7.30pm The Barber of Seville G Live Guildford Box office: 01483 369 350 Booking Closed
Tue 24 7.30pm Eugene Onegin G Live Guildford Box office: 01483 369 350 Booking Closed
Thu 26 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Buxton Opera House Box office: 01298 72190 Booking Closed
Fri 27 7.30pm Eugene Onegin Buxton Opera House Box office: 01298 72190 Booking Closed
Sat 28 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Buxton Opera House Box office: 01298 72190 Booking Closed
May 2012
Tue 1 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Box office: 01242 572573 Booking Closed
Wed 2 7.30pm Eugene Onegin Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Box office: 01242 572573 Booking Closed
Thu 3 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Box office: 01242 572573 Booking Closed
Fri 4 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Box office: 01242 572573 Booking Closed
Sat 5 7.30pm Eugene Onegin Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Box office: 01242 572573 Booking Closed
Wed 9 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Warwick Arts Centre Box office: 024 7652 4524 Booking Closed
Thu 10 7.30pm Eugene Onegin Warwick Arts Centre Box office: 024 7652 4524 Booking Closed
Fri 11 7.30pm Eugene Onegin Warwick Arts Centre Box office: 024 7652 4524 Booking Closed
Sat 12 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Warwick Arts Centre Box office: 024 7652 4524 Booking Closed
Mon 14 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Gala Theatre, Durham Box office: 03000 266600 Booking Closed
Tue 15 7.30pm Eugene Onegin Gala Theatre, Durham Box office: 03000 266600 Booking Closed
Thu 17 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall Box office: 01738 621 031 Booking Closed
Fri 18 7.30pm Eugene Onegin Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall Box office: 01738 621 031 Booking Closed
Sat 19 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall Box office: 01738 621 031 Booking Closed
Tue 22 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Cambridge Arts Theatre Box office: 01223 503 333 Booking Closed
Wed 23 7.30pm Eugene Onegin Cambridge Arts Theatre Box office: 01223 503 333 Booking Closed
Thu 24 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Cambridge Arts Theatre Box office: 01223 503 333 Booking Closed
Fri 25 7.30pm The Barber of Seville Cambridge Arts Theatre Box office: 01223 503 333 Booking Closed
Sat 26 7.30pm Eugene Onegin Cambridge Arts Theatre Box office: 01223 503 333 Booking Closed
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