Why not get to know the cast on our Spring 2019 season through their favourite music? We asked our cast for their all-time favourite playlists. First up we have Alison Manifold’s favourite tracks. Alison is an Austrialian Soprano who sings in the ETO chorus for all three Spring ’19 shows: Macbeth, Idomeneo and Elizabeth I […]Read More Alison Manifold’s All-Time Favourites Playlist
As a part of our Autumn 2018 touring season, we’ll be presenting the music of Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa in our Triple Bill, under the title ‘I will not speak‘. Resident blogger, Alex Burns, introduces you to the man behind the music. 1. He was a murderer. Gesualdo found his wife of two years, […]Read More A Lasting Effect: What Should You Know About Carlo Gesualdo?
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 […]Read More Operas with pride: a retrospective
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.Read More ‘This Is My Bed’ goes to Luxembourg – Q&A with the cast
Love classical music, but don’t know how you can learn more about it? Here’s the online website our blogger, Alex Burns, goes to!Read More So You Want To Know More? 14 places to learn more about classical music online
Remembered today as a French polymath, Pierre Beaumarchais’ talents seemed to be never-ending. His knowledge spanned between inventing, publishing, being a musician, a playwright and much more. So what is the legacy this jack of all trades has left behind? The Inventor Beaumarchais was interested in inventing from when he was aged twelve. He dropped […]Read More The Man with Many Talents: Who was Pierre Beaumarchais?
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 […]Read More In Conversation: Catherine Carby
Giacomo Puccini’s comic opera Gianni Schicchi, although collectively within Il trittico, is now the most performed of the trio. It was first performed within the trio of one-act operas in 1918, at the Metropolitan Opera. Puccini intended for these pieces to be kept in their trilogy form, however after 1921, standalone performances of Gianni Schicchi […]Read More The 7 Baritones: 7 Decades of Gianni Schicchi Recordings
Did you know Rossini wrote an amazing collection of dramatic operas while he was based in Naples? Read about our top listening list here.Read More The Neapolitan Nine: Rossini’s Serious Operas
The composer becomes glorified for his works, a compositional God among men, as it were. And often, through this glorification of the composer and their music in the modern world, we often forget to tell the endearing, unexpected and humorous stories that make up each composer’s unique personality.Read More The ‘Men Behind the Music’