The genre of science fiction is associated with the modern world but dates back for centuries. Haydn’s opera Life on the Moon (Il mondo della luna) was first performed in 1777 and with a plot involving a – faked – journey to the Moon has been described as one of the first sci-fi operas. Ahead […]Read More Eleven mostly weird and sometimes wonderful science fiction operas
In this video, soprano Gillian Webster, conductor Jonathan Peter Kenny and cellist Kinga Gáborjáni perform an extract from Handel’s cantata Donna che in ciel (part of ETO’s autumn 2013 season). See them live this autumn as they tour the UK with a new concert of Bach’s cantatas – click here for more information.Read More Gillian Webster sings Handel
George Frideric Handel came across a number of different singers throughout his career. Some of the women he worked with turned out to have strong, diva-like, personalities. If you are interested in gaining the ‘diva’ status in preparation for Handel’s Ottone this Autumn, read our quick guide! 1. Make sure people know that you are […]Read More How to become one of Handel’s divas
Ottone is one of Handel’s greatest scores – and yet it is not performed as often as it should be. Here are six reasons why you don’t want to miss this one chance to see it live on stage this Autumn. It was considered unmatchable in its day Ottone was one of Handel’s biggest operatic […]Read More Is Ottone Handel’s greatest opera?