‘My Butterfly Will Not Die!’ Why has Puccini remained so popular?

This spring season, English Touring Opera performs Giacomo Puccini’s Il tabarro & Gianni Schicchi all around the United Kingdom. Along with the two selections from Il Trittico (1918), this great Italian composer has written some of the world’s most popular operas: La bohème (1896), Tosca (1900), Madama Butterfly (1904), and the famously unfinished Turandot (1926). Resident […]

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Latest from Laika in Lambeth

There’s only one week to go until Laika in Lambeth is performed at Battersea Arts Centre – we’ve posted a sneak preview of one of the backdrops and the latest blog post from the show’s producer Sarah Botchway below. You can see the full blog here. Thanks for reading my blog so far! I hope […]

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What happens on tour stays on tour

Dashing between the office, the rehearsal room and the road, Steve Hawkins has been ETO’s production manager since 2009.  In this interview he tells Rebecca Hanbury  just what it takes to tour three operas at the same time.   How did you first get interested in production management? It was through school. We had a […]

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