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Double Trouble: Five Facts about Henry Purcell and Giacomo Carissimi

Everything you need to know about Purcell and Carissimi.

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Get A Good Grounding: The Importance of Ground Bass in Baroque Music

What is Ground Bass? The ‘Ground Bass’, a short, very harmonically-driven phrase that is repeated, sometimes strictly, and sometimes with variation, while a melody is built over the top, has most likely been around since the dawn of music itself. The earliest surviving examples date to the 13th Century, but it reached its heyday in […]

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Operas with pride: a retrospective

In honour of London’s Pride parade tomorrow, the ETO office looked through our archives and thought it was a chance to highlight a selection of operas written by LGBTQ+ composers. Pride is the perfect time of year to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community’s monumental contribution to the arts. If you have a favourite work that’s been […]

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‘This Is My Bed’ goes to Luxembourg – Q&A with the cast

This week, I’ve been catching up with the cast and director of this year’s opera for audiences with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). This Is My Bed is being taken to Luxembourg to be performed in the Philharmonie theatre hall. This follows an extremely successful tour of the UK from March 2018 to June 2018 in more than 12 different schools.

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In Conversation: Catherine Carby

One of the stars of English Touring Opera’s Rossini: Fireworks! is Australian mezzo-soprano Catherine Carby. Here she talks to Re:hearsal Magazine about Rossini, self-love and music preparation. You’re currently performing with the English Touring Opera in Rossini: Fireworks! Can you tell me about your first experience with Rossini – how it came about and how […]

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