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List of News Articles

  1. Making material from a sound world

    23 December 2020

    Summary: Notes by Bernadette Iglich on her interpretation and performance based on The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, song cycle by Benjamin Britten. In writing the f

  2. Notes on A Charm of Lullabies

    23 December 2020

    Summary: Britten’s 1947 song cycle written for contralto Nancy Evans, A Charm of Lullabies, has long been a recital hall favourite. I expect that is because, in the

  3. Marina Tsvetaeva: A Note from James Conway

    23 December 2020

    Summary: Almost anything you say about Marina Tsvetaeva will be corrected by someone else pretty quickly. She contained many contradictions, certainly. As far as I

  4. ETO to bring Shostakovich, Britten and Tippett productions to Marquee TV on New Year’s Day

    17 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 he

  5. Poulenc: Tel jour, telle nuit

    4 December 2020

    Summary: Poulenc’s remarkable song cycle Tel jour telle nuit emerged triumphantly from the ashes of an abandoned work. In December 1936, Poulenc had been working on

  6. Ideas on atonal music

    2 December 2020

    Summary: The compositional world of the twentieth century can be defined as an exploration of post-tonal techniques. The assault on tonality (when music has a centr

  7. Preparing to stage A Poet’s Echo (Britten/ Pushkin)

    1 December 2020

    Summary: Until a few years ago I knew little of this song cycle. I guess it was when I was preparing to direct Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin that I set out to r

  8. Thoughts on Poulenc

    18 November 2020

    Summary: I’ve loved Poulenc’s music since my student days, when Graham Johnson and I performed “La courte paille” in a recital at the Royal Academy of Music. We wen

  9. The Big Give Christmas Challenge

    13 November 2020

    Summary: ETO is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020 SAVE THE DATE: 1-8 DECEMBER We need your help to tackle the impact Covid-19 has had on childre

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    A message from our director

    3 November 2020

    Summary: Dear friends and family of English Touring Opera, Oh gosh, how sad I am that we cannot share with most of you first-hand the beautiful work that we have ma

  11. Formal statement regarding English Touring Opera Autumn season

    3 November 2020

    Summary: It is with great sadness that English Touring Opera can confirm that the 13 remaining November performances of our live Autumn tour will be cancelled as a

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    Autumn 2020 Season Covid-19 update

    25 October 2020

    Summary: The performance of Lyric Solitude at Snape Maltings on Sunday 25 October were cancelled as a precaution after a cast member tested positive for Covid-19. T