Spring 2013

In Spring 2013, English Touring Opera is preparing an unusual feast of opera which focuses on storytelling through bel canto, beautiful singing.

A new production of Mozart’s comedy of innocence and experience in love, Così fan tutte will be contrasted with an opera about the highest of ideals: Verdi’s thrilling Simon Boccanegra, a story of family, love and politics in Genoa.

ETO will also offer a rare treat to audiences around the country: Donizetti’s The Siege of Calais, a vocally brilliant, stirring and patriotic telling of the story of the burghers of Calais, men who offered up their lives to save their city from ruin by the forces of Edward III, King of England. These are the gently heroic figures that are depicted in Rodin’s sculpture outside the Houses of Parliament in Victoria Tower Gardens.

In the same season ETO artists will perform a new ‘space opera’ for young people – Laika the Spacedog – in schools and theatres all over the country.

March 2013
Sat 2 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Hackney Empire Box office: 020 8985 2424 Booking Closed
Thu 7 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Hackney Empire Box office: 020 8985 2424 Booking Closed
Fri 8 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra Hackney Empire Box office: 020 8985 2424 Booking Closed
Sat 9 7.30pm The Siege of Calais (L'assedio di Calais) Hackney Empire Box office: 020 8985 2424 Booking Closed
Mon 11 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Curve, Leicester Box office: 0116 242 3595 Booking Closed
Tue 12 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra Curve, Leicester Box office: 0116 242 3595 Booking Closed
Fri 15 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Churchill Theatre, Bromley Box office: 020 3285 6000 Booking Closed
Sat 16 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra Churchill Theatre, Bromley Box office: 020 3285 6000 Booking Closed
Tue 19 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Wed 20 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Thu 21 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Fri 22 7.30pm The Siege of Calais (L'assedio di Calais) Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Sat 23 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra Exeter Northcott Theatre Box office: 01392 72 63 63 Booking Closed
Mon 25 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Norwich Theatre Royal Box office: 01603 630000 Booking Closed
Tue 26 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra Norwich Theatre Royal Box office: 01603 630000 Booking Closed
Wed 27 7.30pm The Siege of Calais (L'assedio di Calais) Norwich Theatre Royal Box office: 01603 630000 Booking Closed
April 2013
Tue 2 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte The Hawth, Crawley Box office: 01293 553636 Booking Closed
Wed 3 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra The Hawth, Crawley Box office: 01293 553636 Booking Closed
Fri 5 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Lighthouse, Poole Box office: 01202 280000 Booking Closed
Sat 6 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra Lighthouse, Poole Box office: 01202 280000 Booking Closed
Mon 8 7.45pm Cosi fan tutte Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield Box office: 0114 249 6000 Booking Closed
Tue 9 7.45pm Simon Boccanegra Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield Box office: 0114 249 6000 Booking Closed
Thu 11 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte York Theatre Royal Box office: 01904 623568 Booking Closed
Fri 12 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra York Theatre Royal Box office: 01904 623568 Booking Closed
Sat 13 7.30pm The Siege of Calais (L'assedio di Calais) York Theatre Royal Box office: 01904 623568 Booking Closed
Mon 15 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Box office: 01902 42 92 12 Booking Closed
Tue 16 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Box office: 01902 42 92 12 Booking Closed
Thu 18 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Snape Maltings Concert Hall Box office: 01728 687 110 Booking Closed
Fri 19 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra Snape Maltings Concert Hall Box office: 01728 687 110 Booking Closed
Sat 20 7.30pm The Siege of Calais (L'assedio di Calais) Snape Maltings Concert Hall Box office: 01728 687 110 Booking Closed
Mon 22 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Gala Theatre, Durham Box office: 03000 266600 Booking Closed
Tue 23 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra Gala Theatre, Durham Box office: 03000 266600 Booking Closed
Thu 25 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Buxton Opera House Box office: 01298 72190 Booking Closed
Fri 26 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra Buxton Opera House Box office: 01298 72190 Booking Closed
Sat 27 7.30pm The Siege of Calais (L'assedio di Calais) Buxton Opera House Box office: 01298 72190 Booking Closed
Tue 30 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Box office: 01242 572573 Booking Closed
May 2013
Wed 1 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Box office: 01242 572573 Booking Closed
Thu 2 7.30pm The Siege of Calais (L'assedio di Calais) Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Box office: 01242 572573 Booking Closed
Fri 3 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Box office: 01242 572573 Booking Closed
Sat 4 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Box office: 01242 572573 Booking Closed
Wed 8 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Warwick Arts Centre Box office: 024 7652 4524 Booking Closed
Thu 9 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Warwick Arts Centre Box office: 024 7652 4524 Booking Closed
Fri 10 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra Warwick Arts Centre Box office: 024 7652 4524 Booking Closed
Sat 11 7.30pm The Siege of Calais (L'assedio di Calais) Warwick Arts Centre Box office: 024 7652 4524 Booking Closed
Thu 16 7.30pm The Siege of Calais (L'assedio di Calais) Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall Box office: 01738 621 031 Booking Closed
Fri 17 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall Box office: 01738 621 031 Booking Closed
Sat 18 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall Box office: 01738 621 031 Booking Closed
Tue 21 7.30pm The Siege of Calais (L'assedio di Calais) Cambridge Arts Theatre Box office: 01223 503 333 Booking Closed
Wed 22 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra Cambridge Arts Theatre Box office: 01223 503 333 Booking Closed
Thu 23 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Cambridge Arts Theatre Box office: 01223 503 333 Booking Closed
Fri 24 7.30pm Cosi fan tutte Cambridge Arts Theatre Box office: 01223 503 333 Booking Closed
Sat 25 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra Cambridge Arts Theatre Box office: 01223 503 333 Booking Closed
Mon 27 7.45pm Cosi fan tutte G Live Guildford Box office: 01483 369 350 Booking Closed
Tue 28 7.45pm Simon Boccanegra G Live Guildford Box office: 01483 369 350 Booking Closed
Thu 30 7.30pm Simon Boccanegra Truro Cathedral Box office: 01872 262466 Booking Closed
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