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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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