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English Touring Opera to retell Ancient and Modern Myths across the UK in Spring 2014

Monday 9 December 2013

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English Touring Opera to retell Ancient and Modern Myths across the UK in Spring 2014

King Priam

Music and words by Michael Tippett.

Conducted by Michael Rosewell, directed by James Conway.

Paul Bunyan

Music by Benjamin Britten, words by W.H. Auden.

Conducted by Philip Sunderland, directed by Liam Steel.

The Magic Flute

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, words by Emanuel Schikaneder, translation by Jeremy Sams.

Conduced by Michael Rosewell / James Southall, directed by James Hurley, from Liam Steel’s original.

King Priam and Paul Bunyan open from Thursday 13 – Saturday 22 February 2014 at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.

The Magic Flute opens from Friday 7 – Saturday 8 March 2014 at Hackney Empire, London.

In Spring 2014 English Touring Opera (ETO) performs an ambitious and groundbreaking season across the UK of operas that address ancient and modern myths of nationhood.

The season starts with two new performances of Michael Tippett’s King Priamand Benjamin Britten’s Paul Bunyan at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre from Thursday 13- Saturday 22 February 2014, before performances of ETO’s revival of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, at the Hackney Empire from Friday 7 – Saturday 8 March. The three productions then tour together across the country untilSaturday 31 May 2014.

The operas all deal with a quest-story, or national myth: Mozart’s of the Germanic world, Tippett’s of ancient Greece, and Britten’s of North America. All three operas are performed in full costume, sung in English with orchestral accompaniment. The designer for the season is Anna Fleischle, and the lighting designer is Guy Hoare.

King Priamis a retelling of the ancient Greek myth of the Trojan Wars, told from the perspective of the ageing king, who sees himself in his two utterly unalike sons - the valiant Hector, and amorous Paris. The opera is both a meditation on fatherhood and a drama about the futility of war. ETO’s production, directed by James Conway and conducted by Michael Rosewell, represents the first time that Tippett’s opera has been toured on this scale in the UK.

Britten’s Paul Bunyan has been described as a cross between an opera and a musical, and re-creates the great myth of the American frontier. The production, set in a lumber camp, brings to life the mythical lumberjack who is one of the most famous figures in North American folklore, and also features fellow lumberjacks, singing geese and cats, good and bad cooks and an accountant.

The title character, a spoken, off-stage role, has been pre-recorded for ETO’s production by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Damian Lewis, famous for his roles in Homeland and Band of Brothers. The music incorporates a wide variety of styles, including folk songs, blues and hymns, in a witty and irreverent response to the American Dream. The conductor is Philip Sunderland, and the director is Liam Steel.

Mozart’s late masterpiece The Magic Flutemixes a variety of myths with magic, and the fight between good and evil, to send the message that love conquers all. Liam Steel’s production was widely acclaimed for its highly physical staging and enthralling visuals when first performed by ETO in 2009, and is performed in many more towns and cities in this, its first revival. ETO’s production this Spring is performed alternately by two casts, with Michael Rosewell and James Southall sharing the duties of conductor. The revival director is James Hurley.

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Press Tickets, Interviews, Images and Further Information

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Notes to Editors

English Touring Opera is the most prolific touring opera company in the UK, travelling annually to around 70 venues, more than any other English opera company. With its mission to offer opera to everyone, the company presents as many as 140 performances a year. There are two major annual tours, both performed in full costume with a live orchestra. The spring tour tends to be larger scale, while autumn tours tend to be more intimate: both seasons often come to venues which receive little or no other live opera. ETO’s outreach programme focuses on creative work, and ranges from community operas and music theatre workshops to educational productions featuring artists from the company’s main-stage shows, touring to schools across the UK. The company is also a national leader in the provision of arts for dementia sufferers. ETO has helped launch the careers of singers including Amanda Echalaz and Sarah Connolly and gave the world première of Alexander Goehr’s opera Promised End in 2010.

Full tour dates and cast listings

For full details of ETO’s Spring 2014 tour dates and casting, click here to visit the ETO website.

For The Magic Flute, which includes a number of roles shared between two singers, you can use our online tool to find the correct casting for all spring season performances of The Magic Flute: click here.

Damian Lewis is the voice of American hero Paul Bunyan in new opera production

Embargoed until midday on Wednesday 11 December 2013

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Damian Lewis is the voice of American hero Paul Bunyan in new opera production

Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Damian Lewis has given his voice to the title character in English Touring Opera’s (ETO) new production of Benjamin Britten’s Paul Bunyan, which tours England from February to May 2014.

The production, set in a lumber camp, brings to life the mythical lumberjack who is one of the most famous figures in North American folklore.

Paul Bunyan is a spoken role, and only ever portrayed off stage. Therefore Lewis, famous for his roles in Homeland and Band of Brothers, has pre-recorded the voiceover of his part, which will be played during performances.

The production opens at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre on Monday 17 February, before touring with a full orchestra to 13 English theatres as far apart as Truro and York. This is the first time Britten’s opera has toured England, giving audiences a rare chance to see it live.

Lewis, who recently showed his support for UK theatre by hosting the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2013, is happy to be helping ETO’s mission to take high quality live opera to audiences in towns and cities that wouldn’t otherwise get chance to enjoy it.

Directed by Liam Steel and conducted by Philip Sunderland, ETO’s Paul Bunyan forms part of the Britten 100 centenary celebrations. Written when the composer was resident in the USA in WWII, it features a libretto by the great English poet W. H. Auden. The music incorporates a wide variety of styles, including folk songs, blues and hymns, to make a witty and irreverent response to the American Dream.

After the Covent Garden opening, it will be performed at theatres in Truro, Poole, Wolverhampton, Snape, Cheltenham, Leicester, York, Norwich, Crawley, Coventry, Exeter and Cambridge.

Paul Bunyan is performed as part of ETO’s season of Ancient and Modern myths. The season opens on Thursday 13 February at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, with a performance of Michael Tippett’s retelling of the ancient Greek myth of the Trojan wars, King Priam. A third production, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, opens at Hackney Empire on Friday 7 March, before the company goes on the road.

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Notes to Editors

English Touring Opera is the most prolific touring opera company in the UK, travelling annually to around 70 venues, more than any other English opera company. With its mission to offer opera to everyone, the company presents as many as 140 performances a year. There are two major annual tours, both performed in full costume with a live orchestra. The spring tour tends to be larger scale, while autumn tours tend to be more intimate: both seasons often come to venues which receive little or no other live opera. ETO’s outreach programme focuses on creative work, and ranges from community operas and music theatre workshops to educational productions featuring artists from the company’s main-stage shows, touring to schools across the UK. The company is also a national leader in the provision of arts for dementia sufferers. ETO has helped launch the careers of singers including Amanda Echalaz and Sarah Connolly and gave the world première of Alexander Goehr’s opera Promised End in 2010. www.englishtouringopera.org.uk           @ETOpera

 

Paul Bunyan Tour Dates

Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden:

Monday 17 February 2014

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Thursday 20 February 2014

Friday 21 February 2014

Hall for Cornwall, Truro:

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Lighthouse, Poole, Dorset:

Friday 14 March 2014

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre:

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk:

Friday 28 March 2014

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire:

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Curve Theatre, Leicester:

Tuesday 8 April 2014

York Theatre Royal:

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Norwich Theatre Royal:

Friday 25 April 2014

The Hawth, Crawley, West Sussex:

Tuesday 6 May 2014

Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry:

Thursday 8 May 2014

Exeter Northcott:

Friday 16 May 2014

Cambridge Arts Theatre:

Wednesday 28 May 2014

 

Press Tickets, Interviews, Images and Further Information

Please get in touch with ETO’s Press and Marketing Officer John Walker to reserve press seats, or to request images, interviews or further information.

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Opera made for primary school halls wins two Best Production awards at international opera festival

Thursday 17 October 2013
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Contact: John Walker, Press and Marketing Officer: john.walker@englishtouringopera.org.uk, 020 7833 2555.

 English Touring Opera’s opera for young people, Laika the Spacedog, has won two awards at a major international opera festival.

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Laika the Spacedogwas awarded the International Jury Prize for Best Production at the Armel Opera Competition, part of the Armel Opera Festival in Szeged, Hungary. The opera saw off competition from productions of Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra and Britten’s The Turn of the Screw.

ETO’s production, which is composed by Russell Hepplewhite with words and direction by Tim Yealland, also received the University of Szeged prize for Best Production at the award ceremony, which took place on Tuesday 15 October. The opera itself was performed in Szeged, and streamed live on the TV Network ARTE, on Monday 14 October.

Laika the Spacedogis both the first ever British opera and the first opera for children to win the Armel Opera Competition’s prize for Best Production. Two of the roles in the opera were performed by Nicholas Rigas and Sarah Laulan, singers competing in the festival in their own right.

Laika the Spacedog is a children’s opera that tells the story of Laika, the Russian mongrel discovered in Gorky Park in Moscow in 1957, and destined to become the first animal in orbit.

The show opened with a sell-out week of performances at the Science Museum in London, before touring to schools and theatres across the country alongside ETO’s full-length Spring 2013 operas, with a cast of singers drawn from the company’s main-stage shows.

Laikawas awarded the PRS David Bedford Music Education Award in 2013 as an exceptional music education project for primary school children and family audiences.

The Armel Opera Festival was established in 2008 in Szeged, in southern Hungary, and judges singers on their ability to excel in all aspects of opera performance, including not only singing but also stage movement and acting. The Festival therefore stages performances each year of five new productions, in cooperation with opera companies and opera houses in five different countries, before awarding prizes to the winning production and singers.

The international jury this year for the Armel Opera Competition included Raymond Duffaut, General Director of the Chorégies d’Orange; Guy Coolen, the Artistic Director of the Operadagen Rotterdam Festival; Fabrizio Melano, Stage Director of the Metropolitan Opera House; and Henry Little, the Chief Executive of Orchestras Live and Chairman of the UK’s National Opera Coordinating Committee.

Tim Yealland, ETO’s Artistic Associate for Education, said: ‘We were thrilled to be able to take Laika to the magnificent theatre in Szeged, and for the juries to suspend their disbelief to trust in the power and value of opera for children.’
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Video link to performance of Laika

 During the Armel Opera Festival, Laika the Spacedog was streamed live on the Franco-German TV network ARTE. The performance can be watched again at this link:

 http://liveweb.arte.tv/fr/video/Laika_le_Chien_de_l_Espace_de_Russel_Hepplewhite_a_l_Armel_Opera_Festival/

Images

A gallery of images from the original production of Laika the Spacedog can be found at the link below:

Laika the Spacedog photos (please credit Robert Workman)

For the full resolution version of any shot, left-click the individual photograph within these album, then click ‘download’ on the menu of options above the photo. To get a web-ready smaller version of any of these JPGs, left-click an individual photo within the album, right-click on it, then select ‘Save image’.

Please credit Robert Workman for photos of Laika the Spacedog.

Notes to Editors

English Touring Opera is the most prolific touring opera company in the UK, travelling annually to around 70 venues, more than any other English opera company. With its mission to offer opera to everyone, the company presents as many as 140 performances a year. There are two major annual tours, both performed in full costume with a live orchestra. The spring tour tends to be larger scale, while autumn tours tend to be more intimate: both seasons often come to venues which receive little or no other live opera. ETO’s outreach programme focuses on creative work, and ranges from community operas and music theatre workshops to educational productions featuring artists from the company’s main-stage shows, touring to schools across the UK. The company is also a national leader in the provision of arts for dementia sufferers.

www.englishtouringopera.org.uk

@ETOpera

English Touring Opera plans pioneering research into opera cinema broadcasts

Wednesday 21 August 2013

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The current trend for large opera companies to broadcast their work in cinemas has changed the audience experience of opera. Now a leading opera company, English Touring Opera, is teaming up with researchers at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama for the first academic study of the phenomenon in the UK.

180 UK cinemas now regularly broadcast the Met Opera Live in HD series, with an ever-expanding list of more than 200 cinemas also broadcasting the Royal Opera House’s cinema season. The research will explore the appeal of live opera and cinema broadcasts, if the emotional experience for audiences differs, and if lessons from the success of the cinema broadcasts can be used to increase the audience for live opera.

The research is funded by Creativeworks London, which brings together creative businesses and academic institutions based in London to increase growth in the creative economy. The lead researcher is Professor John Sloboda, director of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s Understanding Audiences research programme.

Research in cinemas and theatres will take place between October and December, 2013, with the findings being announced in early 2014.

The Barbican is involved as initial research partner. Cinema companies that would like to know more about their audiences for opera cinema broadcasts are invited to participate in the research. For more information on this opportunity please contact John Holmes at English Touring Opera on john.holmes@englishtouringopera.org.uk or 0207 833 2555.

Notes to Editors

English Touring Opera is the most prolific touring opera company in the UK, travelling annually to around 70 venues, more than any other English opera company. With its mission to offer opera to everyone, the company presents as many as 140 performances a year. There are two major annual tours, both performed in full costume with a live orchestra. The spring tour tends to be larger scale, while autumn tours tend to be more intimate: both seasons often come to venues which receive little or no other live opera. ETO’s outreach programme focuses on creative work, and ranges from community operas and music theatre workshops to educational productions featuring artists from the company’s main-stage shows, touring to schools across the UK. The company is also a national leader in the provision of arts for dementia sufferers.

www.englishtouringopera.org.uk

@ETOpera

Creativeworks London. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Creativeworks London aims to bring creative people together to explore the issues that impact on London’s creative economy and to facilitate exciting new research collaborations.

 

Creativeworks London works with Londons creative business owners to assist company growth and to explore three major questions:

·         How can we make London a better place to work and live for creative professionals?

·         What is special about London’s Digital Economy and how can we ensure its success in a global world?

·         How do London’s audiences interact with the live and digital worlds and how can we help create amazing experiences of the city’s culture?

Over a three year period, we are allocating a million pounds of Creative Vouchers to London-based businesses to work with Arts and Humanities professionals across the capital. This will give small companies access to our historians, linguists, lawyers, computer scientists, archivists, curators, to name only a few.

The Creativeworks London group is run on behalf of the AHRC by Queen Mary, University of London and The Culture Capital Exchange. For more information visit www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk or email info@cwlondon.org.uk

Further Information

Please contact John Holmes to request interviews or further information.

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English Touring Opera’s Autumn 2013 season of Baroque Opera from Venice

Monday 10 June 2013

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The Coronation of Poppea

Music by Claudio Monteverdi, words by Giovanni Francesco Busenello, translation by Anne Ridler.

Conducted by Michael Rosewell, revival director Oliver Platt, original director James Conway

 

Jason

Music by Francesco Cavalli, words by Giacinto Andrea Cicognini, translation by Ronald Eyre.

Conducted by Joseph McHardy, directed by Ted Huffman

 

Agrippina

Music by George Frideric Handel, words by Vincenzo Grimani, translation by James Conway.

Conducted by Jonathan Peter Kenny, directed by James Conway


Also touring: Handel: Music for Vespersincluding Dixit Dominus and Haec est Regina Virginum and Vivaldi: Music for a Venetian Orphanageincluding the Magnificat and Stabat Mater.

 

English Touring Opera’s Autumn 2013 season opens on Saturday 28 September 2013 at Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7.

 

This autumn, English Touring Opera revisits the baroque era to bring a festival of Venetian opera and music to opera houses, theatres, churches and cathedrals up and down the country.

Returning to the origins of commercial opera, which emerged in Venice in the 17th century, ETO presents three productions which capture the wit, humour and seductive qualities of the era. These are new productions of Handel’s Agrippina and Cavalli’s Jason, together with a revival of Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea.

 

The tour opens at the Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music between Saturday 28 September and Saturday 12 October, then visits eight theatres and another seven churches, cathedrals and concert halls in England until Sunday 24 November.

 

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English Touring Opera’s spring 2013 season of bel canto opera

Monday 21 January 2013

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For further information, press tickets, photos and interviews, contact John Walker, Press and Marketing Officer: john.walker@englishtouringopera.org.uk, 020 7833 2555, 0774 361 0 362.


Così fan tutte

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, words by Lorenzo Da Ponte, translation by Martin Fitzpatrick

Conducted by James Burton, directed by Paul Higgins

 

Simon Boccanegra

Music by Giuseppe Verdi, words by Francesco Maria Piave

Conducted by Michael Rosewell, directed by James Conway

 

The Siege of Calais (L’assedio di Calais)

Music by Gaetano Donizetti, words by Salvatore Cammarano

Conducted by Jeremy Silver, directed by James Conway

 

Also touring: Laika the Spacedog, an opera for young people; and SPIN, an opera for children with special educational needs.

 

ETO’s spring 2013 season opens on Saturday 2  March 2013 at Hackney Empire, London

 

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English Touring Opera’s spring 2013 season, opening at Hackney Empire in London on Saturday 2 March, features three new productions of bel canto operas by Mozart, Verdi and Donizetti.  

 

Paul Higgins’ new period production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte tours alongside Simon BoccanegraETO’sfirst new Verdi production in several years, directed by James Conway. Conway also directs Donizetti’s The Siege of Calais, in its first ever UK professional tour.

 

Alongside the three full-length productions, ETO is touring an award-winning new ‘space opera’ for young people, Laika the Spacedog, and SPIN, an opera for children with profound learning difficulties.

 

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English Touring Opera to delight children, teachers and families with award-winning new space opera Laika the Spacedog

Tuesday 4 December 2012

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English Touring Opera to delight children, teachers and families with award-winning new space opera Laika the Spacedog

English Touring Opera performs Laika the Spacedog, a PRS Foundation award-winning new opera for children set in space, at the Science Museum in London and across the country from January 2013.

Written for children and family audiences, Laika the Spacedog is designed for Key Stage 2 children in primary schools, and incorporates many areas of the curriculum, including science, history and literacy as well as music.

The opera, which has already won an award from the PRS Foundation, opens with a week of performances at the Science Museum in London from Tuesday 22 January. The music is by Russell Hepplewhite, and the design by Jude Munden.

Laika was the Russian mongrel discovered in Gorky Park in Moscow in 1957, and was the first animal sent into orbit, sadly dying in space like so many other animals sent up by both the Soviet Union and the USA. Laika the Spacedog’s story touches on the lives of the scientists involved, the relationship between men and animals, and the ethics of science and discovery.

The opera’s story is told in diverse ways by nine professional performers – with singing, drama, film, animation (created with children) and puppetry. The piece is highly interactive, with the audience included in many of its songs. A teachers’ pack and cartoon strips also support the project.

The opera is supported by the PRS Foundation, and has won the PRS David Bedford Music Education Award. Generous support has also come from the Fidelio Charitable Trust, and the John Lyon’s Charity.

Laika the Spacedog accompanies ETO’s spring tour of Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra and Donizetti’s The Siege of Calais, which opens at London’s Hackney Empire in March before touring the country. ETO plans to perform Laika the Spacedog in schools and theatres near to its touring venues.

Tim Yealland, ETO Education Associate and director of Laika the Spacedog, said:  ’This is ETO’s most ambitious new opera yet for young people. The story of Laika is amazing, and we tell it in multiple ways, with a thrilling new score, and partnered almost uniquely to the science of space exploration. We hope that science and art combine to create a rich and stimulating experience.’



 

Notes to Editors

 

English Touring Opera is the leading touring opera company in the UK. ETO travels to more regions and to more venues than any other English opera company, touring annually to around 70 theatres and presenting as many as 140 performances per year.  Our aim is to offer opera to everyone, with a varied repertoire of high-quality professional productions and education projects.

 

ETO’s ambitious outreach programme focuses on creative work – in other words, it creates stimulating opportunities for people to create music theatre, in many different ways, bringing diverse abilities and experiences to that creative work and play. Each year there are an average of 170 workshops and performances (involving more than 5000 people of all ages), ranging from full-scale community operas to intimate performances in care facilities. The company has developed a special expertise in collaborating with children with special needs.

Press Tickets, Images, Interviews, and Further Information.
Press tickets are available for all performances of Laika the Spacedog at the Science Museum: performances will take place at 10:30am and 12:30pm on Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23, Thursday 24 and Friday 25 January 2013. Please get in touch with ETO’s Press and Marketing Officer John Walker to reserve press seats, or to request images, interviews or further information.

(E: john.walker@englishtouringopera.org.uk  / T: 020 7833 2555 / M: 0774 361 0 362)

 

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English Touring Opera announces 2013 programme

Tuesday 27 November 2012

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English Touring Opera announces 2013 programme

Spring 2013:

Così fan tutte

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, words by Lorenzo Da Ponte

Conducted by James Burton, directed by Paul Higgins

 

Simon Boccanegra

Music by Giuseppe Verdi, words by Francesco Maria Piave

Conducted by Michael Rosewell, directed by James Conway

 

The Siege of Calais

Music by Gaetano Donizetti, words by Salvatore Cammarano

Conducted by Jeremy Silver, directed by James Conway

 

Also touring: Laika the Spacedog, an opera for young people; and SPIN, an opera for young people with profound special needs.

 

ETO’s spring 2013 season opens on Saturday 2March 2013 at Hackney Empire, Mare Street, London E8

 

Autumn 2013:

The Coronation of Poppea

Music by Claudio Monteverdi, words by Giovanni Francesco Busenello

Conducted by Michael Rosewell, revival director Oliver Platt, original director James Conway

 

Jason

Music by Francesco Cavalli, words by Giacinto Andrea Cicognini

Directed from the keyboard by Roger Hamilton; production directed by Ted Huffman

 

Agrippina

Music by George Frideric Handel, words by Vincenzo Grimani

Conducted by Jonathan Peter Kenny, directed by James Conway


Also touring: Vivaldi Musica Sacra including the Magnificat and Stabat Mater; and Handel Musica Vesperae including Dixit Dominus and Haec est Regina Virginium.

 

ETO’s autumn 2013 season opens on Thursday 3 October 2013 at Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7.

 

English Touring Opera’s 2013 programme features two ambitious and contrasting seasons of opera.

 

The spring 2013 season includes three new productions focusing on storytelling through bel canto. James Conway directs the first ever UK professional tour of Donizetti’s The Siege of Calais, with designs by Samal Blak, inspired by the Siege of Stalingrad. Donizetti’s opera tours alongside Simon Boccanegra – ETO’sfirst new Verdi production in several years – and Paul Higgins’ new period production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. ETO artists are also touring a new ‘space opera’ for young people, Laika the Spacedog, and SPIN, an opera for children with profound learning difficulties.

 

In autumn 2013, ETO brings a festival of baroque opera to venues across the country. A revival production of Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea is joined by new productions of Handel’s Agrippina and Cavalli’s Jason, as well as two concert evenings of sacred music by Vivaldi and Handel in cathedrals, churches and concert halls.

 

James Conway, ETO’s General Director, said: ‘Our plans in 2013 are very ambitious, but we have prepared for them for some time. In terms of imagery there is a theme running through them of people in cities governed by the sea – Genoa, Naples, Calais, and Venice. Mostly, though, the year’s work reflects the diversity and richness of opera.’

 

He added: ‘I think we may surprise many people - they may find that Verdi’s tremendous Simon Boccanegra (in the 1881 version) is essentially an intimate drama with a clear story, that The Siege of Calais (slightly re-ordered, as was imagined in the composer’s lifetime) is a powerful essay on citizenship, as well as a brilliant score; they may find a direct line through three very different operas by Monteverdi, Cavalli and Handel, each of them shaped by the intellectual and social life of the home of opera as we know it - baroque Venice. Whatever surprises are in store, in these times a national tour of seven new productions (including Laika the Spacedog, our new opera for young people) and several exciting concert performances is a sign of a healthy pulse, a warm temperature, and a company that loves its audience.’

 

Booking for spring 2013 is now open, with more information available at www.englishtouringopera.org.uk

 

 

Notes to Editors

 

English Touring Opera is the leading touring opera company in the UK. ETO travels to more regions and to more venues than any other English opera company, touring annually to around 70 theatres and presenting as many as 140 performances per year.  Our aim is to offer opera to everyone, with a varied repertoire of high-quality professional productions and education projects. Each year there are touring productions in spring and autumn. The spring tour tends to be larger scale, with a modern orchestra and chorus, while autumn tours tend to be more intimate, with a diverse repertoire. The roughly ‘classical’ scale of presentation is dictated by the size of the venues – generally theatres which receive little or no other opera. The repertoire is selected with respect to that scale, to the company’s eager audiences around the country, and to the particular strengths of our current cast.

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James Conway

General Director of ETO, James Conway has directed a range of operas for the company – including, most recently, the critically-acclaimed Xerxes (Handel), Il tabarro (Puccini), La clemenza di Tito (Mozart), Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky) and The Emperor of Atlantis (Ullmann).In 2010, James directed the world première of Alexander Goehr’s opera, Promised End. His production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (performed by ETO in 2004, and revived in 2010) was nominated for an RPS award. 2013 is Conway’s 11th year with English Touring Opera. During his time as General Director, he has directed 21 new productions and 4 revivals. Conway has written original libretti for two operas and translations for three others, as well as several works of fiction.

 

Press Tickets, Images, Interviews, and Further Information

 

Press tickets are now available for all performances during ETO’s spring 2013 tour. Please get in touch with ETO’s Press and Marketing Officer John Walker to reserve press seats, or to request images, interviews or further information.

(E: john.walker@englishtouringopera.org.uk  / T: 020 7833 2555 / M: 0774 361 0 362)

 

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English Touring Opera to perform Terezín opera The Emperor of Atlantis across England this autumn

English Touring Opera to perform Terezín opera The Emperor of Atlantis across England this autumn

 

  • English Touring Opera will perform Viktor Ullmann’s short opera The Emperor of Atlantis across England this October and November
  • The opera was composed in 1943, whilst Ullmann was an inmate of the Nazi concentration camp at Terezín, in present-day Czech Republic
  • ETO’s production will pair The Emperor of Atlantis with a new arrangement of the Bach cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden
  • This is the first opportunity for audiences outside London to see this remarkable work since its last major tour in 1993.
  • The first London performances will be on Friday 5 October at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and on Saturday 20 October at the Alyth Reform Synagogue, North London.
  • The production will subsequently tour to Cambridge, Exeter, Tunbridge Wells, Harrogate, Aldeburgh, Malvern and Buxton.

 

 

A major national opera company will perform an opera written at the Terezín concentration camp during the Second World War this October and November.

 

English Touring Opera’s new production is a rare chance for audiences to see The Emperor of Atlantis, which has been acclaimed in performances around the world as an extraordinary testament of wit and humanity in the face of barbarity.

 

The Emperor of Atlantis was written when the composer Viktor Ullmann and librettist Peter Kien were prisoners of the Nazis at Terezín, (also known as Theresienstadt), in present-day Czech Republic. It was first rehearsed by inmates of the camp in 1943, all of whom perished when transferred to Auschwitz a year later.

 

ETO’s production will open at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre on Friday 4 October, with a semi-staged performance at the Alyth Reform Synagogue in North London on Saturday 20 October. The Emperor of Atlantis will also be toured to Cambridge, Exeter, Tunbridge Wells, Harrogate, Aldeburgh, Malvern and Buxton.

                                                                                               

The opera is subtitled ‘Death’s Refusal’, and has been variously described as a political satire and a parable of hope.

 

Ullmann’s score incorporates elements of dance, jazz and musical theatre, and was scored for fellow inmates of the Terezín camp, accounting for its unusual orchestration, with instruments including the banjo and harmonium. It was rehearsed at Terezín in 1943, but never performed there, as the Nazi authorities saw the character of the Emperor Overall as a satire on Hitler.

 

In the story, the Overall, ruler over a large part of the world, proclaims universal war, declaring that his ally Death will lead the conflict. Death is so disgusted at the demands placed on him by total warfare that he goes on strike, only agreeing to resume his work if the Emperor be the first to die.

 

James Conway’s new production of Ullmann’s opera is conducted by Peter Selwyn and will be paired with a poignant staging of J S Bach’s cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden (Christ Lay in Death’s Bonds), arranged for the first time by Iain Farrington for Ullmann’s unusual orchestra. For this production, ETO is working once again with Aurora Orchestra.

 

The Emperor of Atlantis forms part of ETO’s autumn season of operas, which runs from Thursday 4 October to Saturday 17 November 2012 and also comprises new productions of Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring and Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Lighthouse.

 

James Conway said: ‘This is no normal season of operas, but a sort of touring festival of approachable, intimate, theatrically compelling operas from the last century. It has every chance of being a performance that changes your ears and your eyes, even your life.’

 

Dr David Fligg, Principal Lecturer in Classical Music at Leeds College of Music, said: ‘Viktor Ullmann belongs to the lost generation of composers imprisoned at Terezín, and later murdered in Auschwitz. By performing his opera The Emperor of Atlantis across the country, ETO is ensuring that he is remembered not as a victim, but as a significant composer in his own right, and that great art can be created under adversity.’

 

Notes to Editors

 

English Touring Opera is the leading touring opera company in the UK. ETO travels to more regions and to more venues than any other English opera company, touring annually to around 70 theatres and presenting as many as 140 performances per year.  Our aim is to offer opera to everyone, with a varied repertoire of high-quality professional productions and education projects.

 

www.englishtouringopera.org.uk

 

Aurora Orchestra

Aurora Orchestra aims to inspire, challenge and astonish new audiences with great music, brilliantly performed. It seeks to be the UK’s most versatile orchestra, combining world-class performance with eclectic and innovative programming, a commitment to adventurous collaboration across perceived frontiers of musical genre and artistic form, and a refusal to be bound by convention.

 

www.auroraorchestra.com

 

James Conway

General Director of ETO, James Conway has directed a range of operas for the company – including, most recently, the critically-acclaimed Xerxes (Handel), Il tabarro (Puccini) and La clemenza di Tito (Mozart). In 2010, James directed the world première of Alexander Goehr’s opera, Promised End. His production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (performed by ETO in 2004, and revived in 2010) was nominated for an RPS award. 2012 is Conway’s 10th year with English Touring Opera. During his decade as General Director, he has directed 20 new productions and 4 revivals. In Spring 2013, Conway will be directing Verdi Simon Boccanegra and Donizetti The Siege of Calais for ETO.Conway has written original libretti for two operas and translations for three others, as well as several works of fiction.

 

Peter Selwyn

Born in London, Peter Selwyn began his career on the Music Staff of ENO, before moving to London’s Royal Opera. At the Bayreuth Festival, he worked for three seasons as assistant to Adam Fischer and Giuseppe Sinopoli on Der Ring des Nibelungen. From 1999 to 2005 he was Kapellmeister and Head of Music at the Staatstheater Nuremberg. He has conducted Jenufa and La cenerentola for ETO, and other companies with whom he has worked include Singapore Lyric Opera, Stadttheater Fürth, OHP, Opera North, Pegasus Opera and WNO. Peter Selwyn is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Internationales Kammermusik Festival Nürnberg.

 

Press Tickets, Images, Interviews, and Further Information

 

Press tickets are available for all performances during ETO’s Autumn 2012 tour. Please get in touch with ETO’s Press and Marketing Officer John Walker to reserve press seats, or to request images, interviews or further information.

(E: john.walker@englishtouringopera.org.uk  / T: 020 7833 2555 / M: 0774 361 0 362)

 

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Intimate Opera, High Drama: English Touring Opera’s Autumn 2012 season

Intimate Opera, High Drama:

English Touring Opera’s Autumn 2012 season

Thursday 4 October – Saturday 17 November 2012

In collaboration with Aurora Orchestra

 

Albert Herring

Music by Benjamin Britten, words by Eric Crozier

Conducted by Michael Rosewell, Directed by Christopher Rolls

 

The Emperor of Atlantis

Music by Viktor Ullmann, words by Sonja Lyndon translated from original libretto by Peter Kien

Conducted by Peter Selwyn, Directed by James Conway

 

performed alongside

Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4 by Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged by Iain Farrington and directed by James Conway

 

The Lighthouse

Music and words by Peter Maxwell Davies

Conducted by Richard Baker, Directed by Ted Huffman

 

ETO’s Autumn 2012 Season opens on Thursday 4 October 2012 at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

 

www.englishtouringopera.org.uk

 

 

English Touring Opera are once again collaborating with Aurora Orchestra this autumn on a unique season of theatrical opera set to be performed across the country. The tour presents a rare opportunity for audiences at regional theatres and opera houses to see full-scale performances of three diverse and unusual works.

 

From Thursday 4 October to Saturday 17 November, ETO will perform new productions of Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring and Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Lighthouse, together with a paired staging of Viktor Ullmann’s short opera The Emperor of Atlantis and the Bach cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden.

 

Starting at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre, the tour will take in nine different towns and cities across England, from Exeter to Harrogate. For the second time, ETO is collaborating with the award-winning Aurora Orchestra.

                                                                                               

Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring, a satire with undertones of melancholy, has become recognised as a classic, comic depiction of English village life. At the start of the composer’s centenary year, ETO’s new production, conducted by Michael Rosewell and directed by Christopher Rolls, includes many experienced and award-winning singers including Jennifer Rhys-Davies, and Mark Wilde in the title role.

 

Albert Herringopens on Thursday 4, Saturday 6 and Wednesday 10 October at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, before touring the country until Friday 16 November

 

Viktor Ullmann’s short opera The Emperor of Atlantis was written when the composer and librettist were prisoners of the Nazis at the Terezín concentration camp, and was first rehearsed by inmates of the camp, all of whom perished when transferred to Auschwitz before the premiere. The opera has been acclaimed in performances around the world as an extraordinary testament of wit and humanity in the face of barbarity.

 

James Conway’s new production of Ullmann’s opera is conducted by Peter Selwyn and will be paired with a poignant staging of J S Bach’s cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden (Christ Lay in Death’s Bonds), arranged for the first time by Iain Farrington for Ullmann’s unusual orchestra.

 

The Emperor of Atlantisopens on Friday 5 and Friday 12 October at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, before touring the country until Saturday 17 November.

 

The Lighthouse by Peter Maxwell Davies is based on a real-life account of the mysterious disappearance of three lighthouse keepers on the Flannan Isles in the Outer Hebrides. The piece describes both the suspenseful, cramped conditions of the lighthouse, and the claustrophobia of the court hearing at which the relief keepers give their account of the incident.

ETO’s production marks the first time the opera has toured the UK: it is directed by Ted Huffman and conducted by Richard Baker.

 

The Lighthouse opens on Thursday 11 and Saturday 13 October at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, before touring the country until Friday 9 November.

 

After the performances at the Linbury Studio Theatre, the tour will continue to Cambridge’s West Road Concert Hall, the Exeter Northcott, the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells, the Harrogate Theatre, Theatre Royal in Bath, Snape Maltings Concert Hall in Aldeburgh, Malvern Forum Theatre, Malvern Priory and the Buxton Opera House.

 

James Conway said: ‘This is no normal season of operas, but a sort of touring festival of approachable, intimate, theatrically compelling operas from the last century. It has every chance of being a performance that changes your ears and your eyes, even your life.’

 

Ted Huffman said: ‘It’s an honour to direct Maxwell Davies’ The Lighthouse this autumn for ETO. The opera presents a unique series of challenges because it is built considerably on atmosphere and suggestion, giving me both great freedom and the feeling that sands are shifting beneath my feet. As is the case with most good ghost stories, I believe that the frightening thing about this story is not what the dead might be getting up to but rather what the living might be capable of.’

 

John Harte, General Manager of Aurora Orchestra, said: ‘We are delighted to be working again this season with English Touring Opera, not only because of the consistently superb quality of its artistic output, but also in particular because of its imaginative programming and commitment to making great music as widely accessible as possible.  This approach dovetails closely with Aurora’s own ethos, and we look forward very much to inspiring new and existing audiences together on tour later this year.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listings Information

 

 

Albert Herring

Composer: Benjamin Britten

Conductor: Michael Rosewell

Cast: Mark Wilde (Albert Herring), Jennifer Rhys-Davies (Lady Billows), Rosie Aldridge (Florence Pike), Anna-Clare Monk (Miss Wordsworth), Charles Johnston (Mr Gedge, the vicar), Richard Roberts (Mr Upfold, the mayor), Tim Dawkins (Superintendent Budd), Charles Rice (Sid), Martha Jones (Nancy), Clarissa Meek (Mrs Herring)

 

The Lighthouse

Composer: Peter Maxwell Davies

Conductor: Richard Baker

Cast: Adam Tunnicliffe (Sandy), Nicholas Merryweather (Blazes), Richard Mosley-Evans (Arthur)

 

The Emperor of Atlantis (Der Kaiser von Atlantis)

Composer: Viktor Ullmann

Conductor: Peter Selwyn

Cast: Richard Mosley-Evans (Emperor Overall), Robert Winslade Anderson (Death), Callum Thorpe (Loudspeaker), Paula Sides (Bubikopf), Jeffrey Stewart (Harlequin), Katie Bray (Drummer)

 

 

1. Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, UK

 

4 October 2012: Albert Herring

5 October 2012: The Emperor of Atlantis

6 October 2012: Albert Herring

10 October 2012: Albert Herring

11 October 2012: The Lighthouse

12 October 2012: The Emperor of Atlantis

13 October 2012: The Lighthouse

 

Booking information: 020 7304 4000 / www.roh.org.uk

 

2. West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, UK

 

16 October 2012: The Lighthouse

17 October 2012: Albert Herring

18 October 2012: The Emperor of Atlantis

19 October 2012: Albert Herring

 

Booking information: 01223 300085 / www.adcticketing.com

 

3. Exeter Northcott, Exeter, UK

 

24 October 2012: The Lighthouse

25 October 2012: Albert Herring

26 October 2012: The Emperor of Atlantis

27 October 2012: Albert Herring

 

Booking information: 01392 493 493 / www.exeternorthcott.co.uk

 

4. Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, UK

 

29 October 2012: The Emperor of Atlantis

30 October 2012: Albert Herring

 

Booking information: 01892 530613/532072 / www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

 

5. Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate, UK

 

1 November 2012: The Lighthouse

2 November 2012: Albert Herring

3 November 2012: The Emperor of Atlantis

 

Booking information: 01423 502 116 / www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

 

6. Theatre Royal Bath, Bath, UK

 

5 November 2012: Albert Herring

6 November 2012: The Lighthouse

 

Booking information: 01225 448844 / www.theatreroyal.org.uk

 

7. Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh, UK

 

9 November 2012: The Lighthouse

10 November 2012: Albert Herring

11 November 2012: The Emperor of Atlantis

 

Booking information: 01728 687 110 / www.aldeburgh.co.uk

 

8. Malvern Theatre and Great Malvern Priory, Malvern, UK

 

13 November 2012: Albert Herring [at Malvern Theatre]

14 November 2012: The Emperor of Atlantis [at Great Malvern Priory]

 

Booking information: 01684 892277 / www.malvern-theatres.co.uk

 

9. Buxton Opera House, Buxton, UK

 

16 November 2012: Albert Herring

17 November 2012: The Emperor of Atlantis

 

Booking information: 0845 127 2190 / www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

 

 

Notes to Editors

 

English Touring Opera is the leading touring opera company in the UK. ETO travels to more regions and to more venues than any other English opera company, touring annually to around 70 theatres and presenting as many as 140 performances per year.  Our aim is to offer opera to everyone, with a varied repertoire of high-quality professional productions and education projects. Each year there are touring productions in Spring and Autumn. The Spring tour tends to be larger scale, with a modern orchestra and chorus, while Autumn tours tend to be more intimate, with a diverse repertoire. The roughly ‘classical’ scale of presentation is dictated by the size of the venues, generally theatres which receive little or no other opera. The repertoire is selected with respect to that scale, to the company’s eager audiences around the country, and to the particular strengths of our current cast.

www.englishtouringopera.org.uk

 

Aurora Orchestra

Since its creation in 2005, Aurora Orchestra has established itself as the most significant new British chamber orchestra in a generation. With two flourishing London residencies and a busy national and international touring schedule, the orchestra has attracted particular praise for its innovative and eclectic programming, adventurous cross-art form collaboration, and commitment to building new audiences for classical music.  It has worked with a roster of world-class artists including Ian Bostridge, Gerald Finley, Rosemary Joshua, Angelika Kirchschlager, Kate Royal, Maxim Rysanov and Robin Ticciati, and last year became the youngest-ever recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Ensemble Award.  Current season highlights include debut appearances at the Royal Festival Hall and Camden’s Roundhouse, collaborations with break dancers, klezmer musicians and filmmakers as part of its New Moves series, and a a televised appearance at the BBC Proms. 

www.auroraorchestra.com

 

James Conway

General Director of ETO, James Conway has directed a range of operas for the company – including, most recently, the critically-acclaimed Xerxes (Handel), Il tabarro (Puccini), La clemenza di Tito (Mozart)and Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky).In 2010, James directed the world première of Alexander Goehr’s opera, Promised End. His production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (performed by ETO in 2004, and revived in 2010) was nominated for an RPS award. 2012 is Conway’s 10th year with English Touring Opera. During his decade as General Director, he has directed 20 new productions and 4 revivals. In Spring 2013, Conway will be directing Verdi Simon Boccanegra and Donizetti The Siege of Calais for ETO.Conway has written original libretti for two operas and translations for three others, as well as several works of fiction.

 

Christopher Rolls

Christopher Rolls is a theatre and opera director based in London, UK. He trained in International Theatre Directing (MA) at Middlesex University (London, N. Ireland, Bangkok, Moscow) and has worked all over the world. In November 2011, he was nominated in category of ‘Outstanding Newcomer’ for a London Evening Standard Theatre Award. In February 2011, Christopher’s production of Les Parents Terribles by Jean Cocteau was nominated for an Olivier Award in the category of Outstanding Production in an Affiliate Theatre. In 2005 Christopher was Resident Assistant Director (RAD) for the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London’s West End. Christopher has worked as an Assistant Director and Associate Director for the UK’s National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Opera house – Covent Garden, and in the West End.

 

Ted Huffman

American stage director Ted Huffman has created opera and theatre productions throughout North America and Europe. Ted co-founded the Greenwich Music Festival in Connecticut and continues to serve as the company’s Artistic Director, creating productions including Poulenc’s La voix humaine, Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, and Henze’s El Cimarrón, for which he received a nomination for “Best Opera Direction 2010” in Opernwelt. As a guest teacher and director, Ted has been engaged by many young artist development programs, including Canadian Opera Company’s Studio, LA Opera’s Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program, Pittsburgh Opera Studio and the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program. He is also a graduate of San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program and the Jerwood Opera Writing Programme at the Aldeburgh Festival (UK).

 

Michael Rosewell

Michael Rosewell is currently Music Director for English Touring Opera and Opera Director at the Royal College of Music. He began his conducting career in Germany before joining the Vienna State Opera. In Vienna he assisted Claudio Abbado and worked closely with the world’s leading singers, notably Pavarotti and Domingo. Michael has conducted in Kassel, Wiesbaden; Mannheim, where he was resident staff conductor; ENO, and at numerous international festivals, including Buxton, Bath, Perth and Montepulciano. He has appeared at the Aldeburgh Festival and is recognised as one of the leading interpreters of Britten’s music. In concert he has worked with many European orchestras and broadcast on Radio France Musique and Südwestfunk. Most recently, Michael conducted Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin for ETO andrecorded a CD with Grammy award winning tenor Alfie Boe and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera.

 

Peter Selwyn

Born in London, Peter Selwyn began his career on the Music Staff of ENO, before moving to London’s Royal Opera. At the Bayreuth Festival, he worked for three seasons as assistant to Adam Fischer and Giuseppe Sinopoli on Der Ring des Nibelungen. From 1999 to 2005 he was Kapellmeister and Head of Music at the Staatstheater Nuremberg. He has conducted Jenufa and La cenerentola for ETO, and other companies with whom he has worked include Singapore Lyric Opera, Stadttheater Fürth, OHP, Opera North, Pegasus Opera and WNO. Peter Selwyn is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Internationales Kammermusik Festival Nürnberg.

 

Richard Baker

Richard Baker is a leading figure on the British contemporary music scene as one of the foremost composer conductors of his generation. He has relationships with many of the UK’s leading ensembles – London Sinfonietta, BCMG, Composers Ensemble and Apartment House.  He is a regular collaborator for the BBC Total Immersion days; for Karlsruhe in Spring 2013  he will conduct a new production of Gerald Barry’s The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit. Richard  studied composition in theNetherlands with Louis Andriessen and in London with John Woolrich, and has a  significant number of works to his credit including ‘Learning to Fly’, a basset clarinet concerto, ‘Gaming’ and ‘Written on a Train’ for voice and ensemble. He is currently writing a new work for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group,for February 2013.

 

Running Times

Albert Herring – 2 hours 40 minutes, including one 20 minute interval

 

Christ lag in Todesbanden / The Emperor of Atlantis – 1 hour 20 minutes, with no interval (c.20 minutes for Christ lag in Todesbanden; c.55 minutes for The Emperor of Atlantis

 

The Lighthouse – 1 hour 35 minutes, including one 20 minute interval

 

 

Press Tickets, Images, Interviews, and Further Information

 

Press tickets are available for all performances during ETO’s Autumn 2012 tour. Please get in touch with ETO’s Press and Marketing Officer John Walker to reserve press seats, or to request images, interviews or further information.

(E: john.walker@englishtouringopera.org.uk  / T: 020 7833 2555 / M: 0774 361 0 362)

 

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