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List of News Articles

  1. Watch our 500th anniversary celebration of Josquin des Prez on ETO at Home

    29 April 2021

    Summary: Our digital season continues on Friday 30 April with a specially-curated programme of music from Josquin des Prez. Josquin was the pre-eminent composer of

  2. A group of people relaxing offstage during rehearsals

    Diversity, Equality and Inclusion consultation: Making English Touring Opera more welcoming for all

    28 April 2021

    Summary: Three years ago English Touring Opera set itself some ambitions in the fields of equality, diversity and inclusivity. We have worked hard to ensure that we

  3. ETO & the Old Street Band in rehearsals for Amadigi at Stone Nest, London

    Autumn 2021: A return to the stage with Handel's Amadigi

    16 April 2021

    Summary: We're delighted to announce our return to live performance from October with a national autumn tour of Handel's Amadigi, nearly a full year since our last

  4. Focus on Amadigi

    14 April 2021

    Summary: This Friday, English Touring Opera’s digital season continues with a week-long focus on Handel’s Amadigi. Amadigi, Handel’s 1715 “Magic Opera” emulates the

  5. English Touring Opera announce the appointment of Gerry Cornelius as Music Director

    13 April 2021

    Summary: English Touring Opera is delighted to announce the appointment of Gerry Cornelius as the company’s new Music Director. Born of Irish & Sri Lankan paren

  6. Unveiling our 2021 digital season

    29 March 2021

    Summary: Rehearsals are underway for our 2021 digital season, and and we're delighted to share more of the work we'll be performing for you during our upcoming digi

  7. Watch our upcoming 2021 Digital Season on ETO at Home

    11 March 2021

    Summary: We're delighted to introduce our 2021 digital season, which launches on Easter Sunday (4 April) with a free broadcast of our 2020 production of Bach's St J

  8. Marquee TV Broadcast Schedule

    23 December 2020

    Summary: We are pleased to announce that our four films, on Marquee TV this January, will each be free* to watch for seven days from their first broadcast. Click h

  9. How to watch ETO's new broadcast series online

    23 December 2020

    Summary: Watch our Britten, Shostakovich, and Tippett productions online now. To enjoy our broadcasts on Marquee TV for free you’ll first need to set up an account

  10. Notes on The Heart's Assurance

    23 December 2020

    Summary: The Heart’s Assurance, a Song Cycle on Poems by Sidney Keyes and Alun Lewis. By Michael Tippet Sidney Keyes and Alun Lewis, both young poets served as sol

  11. Background on Britten’s ‘The Poet’s Echo’, op 76 (1965)

    23 December 2020

    Summary: This atmospheric song cycle was composed at a composer’s retreat in Armenia, only a few months after The Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, and again for

  12. Director’s Note: Shostakovich Romances on British Poetry

    23 December 2020

    Summary: Dmitri Shostakovich composed the Six Romances on British Poets in 1942–3. It was, of course, a time on inconceivable suffering and silence in Russia. Those