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
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
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 […]Read More ‘My Butterfly Will Not Die!’ Why has Puccini remained so popular?
ETO’s Box Office & Marketing Assistant, Genevieve Arkle, looks at the arguments surrounding this controversial subject, and makes the case for creative interpretation. ‘If after my death something does not sound right, then change it. You have not only the right but the duty to do so’ – Gustav Mahler In its Autumn 2015 season […]Read More Modernising Opera: Triumph or Travesty?
Puppetry is an ancient form of storytelling thought to have originated over 3000 years ago. Simple puppets were used in Egypt as early as 2000 BC when string-operated figures were manipulated to perform the action of kneading and baking bread. Clay puppets dating to 2500 BC have also been unearthed in India, and written records […]Read More Dogs, cats and geese: the role of puppets in children’s opera
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 […]Read More Latest from Laika in Lambeth
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 […]Read More What happens on tour stays on tour
Soprano Paula Sides is one of English Touring Opera’s most recognisable faces, having worked with the company on no less than six productions since 2009, including The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro and Xerxes. She now plays Bubikopf in ETO’s Autumn 2012 production The Emperor of Atlantis, which she is finding one of the […]Read More Paula Sides on The Emperor of Atlantis