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Address:English Touring Opera
3rd Floor
50 Britton Street
London EC1M 5UP  
UK
Web:www.englishtouringopera.org.uk  
Email:admin@englishtouringopera.org.uk  
Tel:+44 20 7833 2555
NameTitle/Function
James ConwayGeneral Director
Jane-Eve Straughton**General manager
Andrea PerseuMarketing Manager
Tim YeallandHead of Education
Oliver DoyleIndividual Giving Manager
Rebecca RyanTrusts and Foundations Manager
Scott WeddellPress and Marketing Officer
** main contact
 PROFILE
Company type Repertoire Season Location
Touring opera Standard Feb-Jun; Oct-Dec National
English Touring Opera (ETO) is the most prolific touring opera company in the UK, travelling annually to around 70 venues, more than any other English opera company.  With its mission to offer opera to everyone, the company presents as many as 140 performances a year. 

There are two major annual tours, both performed in full costume with a live orchestra.  The spring tour tends to be larger scale, while autumn tours tend to be more intimate: both seasons often visit venues which receive little or no other live opera. 

ETO’s outreach programme focuses on creative work, and ranges from community operas and music theatre workshops to educational productions featuring artists from the company’s main-stage shows, touring to schools across the UK.  The company is also a national leader in the provision of arts for dementia sufferers.

ETO has helped launch the careers of singers including Amanda Echalaz and Sarah Connolly and gave the world première of Alexander Goehr’s opera Promised End in 2010.

'Where mainland Europe has its scores of state-bankrolled opera houses, the English provinces traditionally rely on touring companies to assuage the thirst for opera outside major centres.  These touring companies are arguably the true soul of British opera, and English Touring Opera is their flagship, tirelessly beating a tricky path across the nation for over 30 years and doing more to keep the habit of live opera ticking than any other outfit’
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 EVENTS, by date
London, Hackney Empire
 22 Feb: Rossini: Opera anthology
 28 Feb, 3 Mar: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
 2 Mar: Puccini: Gianni Schicchi/ Il tabarro
Buxton, Opera House
 5 Mar: Rossini: Opera anthology
Truro, Hall for Cornwall
 14 Mar: Puccini: Gianni Schicchi/ Il tabarro
Poole, Lighthouse
 16 Mar: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
 17 Mar: Puccini: Gianni Schicchi/ Il tabarro
Chester, Storyhouse
 20 Mar: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
 21 Mar: Puccini: Gianni Schicchi/ Il tabarro
Buxton, Opera House
 23 Mar: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
 24 Mar: Puccini: Gianni Schicchi/ Il tabarro
Guildford, G-Live
 3 Apr: Rossini: Opera anthology
 4 Apr: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
Snape, Maltings Concert Hall
 12, 13 Apr: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
 14 Apr: Puccini: Gianni Schicchi/ Il tabarro
Cambridge, Arts Theatre
 17, 20, 21 Apr: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
 18, 19 Apr: Puccini: Gianni Schicchi/ Il tabarro
Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre
 24 Apr: Rossini: Opera anthology
 25, 28 Apr: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
 26, 27 Apr: Puccini: Gianni Schicchi/ Il tabarro
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre
 30 Apr: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
 1 May: Puccini: Gianni Schicchi/ Il tabarro
Norwich, Theatre Royal
 3, 4 May: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
Norwich Theatre Royal
 5 May: Puccini: Gianni Schicchi/ Il tabarro
Bromley, Churchill Theatre
 8 May: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
 9 May: Puccini: Gianni Schicchi/ Il tabarro
Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre
 11 May: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
 12 May: Puccini: Gianni Schicchi/ Il tabarro
Durham, Gala Theatre
 14 May: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
 15 May: Puccini: Gianni Schicchi/ Il tabarro
Perth, Concert Hall
 17 May: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
 18 May: Rossini: Opera anthology
Exeter, Northcott Theatre
 22, 23, 26 May: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
 24, 25 May: Puccini: Gianni Schicchi/ Il tabarro
Leicester, Curve Theatre
 29 May: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
 30 May: Puccini: Gianni Schicchi/ Il tabarro
York, Theatre Royal
 1 Jun: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
 2 Jun: Puccini: Gianni Schicchi/ Il tabarro
Stoke-on-Trent, The Regent Theatre
 4 Jun: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
Stoke-on-Trent, Victoria Hall
 5 Jun: Rossini: Opera anthology
Ulverston, Coronation Hall
 6 Jun: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
 7 Jun: Rossini: Opera anthology
Blackpool, Grand Theatre
 9 Jun: Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
 PAST EVENTS, by title
- 2017 -
Puccini: Tosca
London, Hackney Empire: 4, 9 Mar
Poole, Lighthouse: 18 Mar
Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre: 21 Mar
Bromley, Churchill Theatre: 25 Mar
Snape Maltings, Concert Hall: 30 Mar, 1 Apr
York, Theatre Royal: 8 Apr
Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre: 11 Apr
Leicester, Curve Theatre: 13 Apr
Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre: 19, 22 Apr
Cambridge, Arts Theatre: 25, 28, 29 Apr
Guildford, G-Live: 2 May
Buxton, Opera House: 4, 5 May
Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre: 9 May
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre: 13 May
Durham, Gala Theatre: 16 May
Perth, Concert Hall: 18 May
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 23, 26, 27 May
Truro, Hall for Cornwall: 29 May
Norwich, Theatre Royal: 1, 2 Jun
Stoke-on-Trent, The Regent Theatre: 5 Jun
Ulverston, Coronation Hall: 7 Jun
Blackpool, Grand Theatre: 10 Jun
Tallinn, Pirita Convent: 11 Aug

Sullivan,A: Patience
London, Hackney Empire: 8, 10 Mar
Poole, Lighthouse: 17 Mar
Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre: 20 Mar
Bromley, Churchill Theatre: 24 Mar
Snape, Maltings Concert Hall: 31 Mar
York, Theatre Royal: 7 Apr
Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre: 10 Apr
Leicester, Curve Theatre: 12 Apr
Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre: 20, 21 Apr
Cambridge, Arts Theatre: 26, 27 Apr
Buxton, Opera House: 6 May
Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre: 8 May
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre: 12 May
Durham, Gala Theatre: 15 May
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 24, 25 May
Truro, Hall for Cornwall: 30 May
Norwich, Theatre Royal: 3 Jun

Hepplewhite: Silver Electra
Poole, Rossmore Library: 18m Mar
Rotherham, Riverside Library Heritage and Arts: 21m Mar
Snape, Maltings, Britten Studio: 1m Apr
London, Wilton's Music Hall: 4m, 5m Apr
Leicester, Curve Theatre: 13 Apr
Chatham Library: 13m May
Norwich, Theatre Royal: 1 Jun
Thurrock, Thameside Theatre: 13m, 14m Jun

Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto
London, Hackney Empire: 4, 7 Oct
London, Hackney Empire: 5, 7 Oct
Portsmouth, New Theatre Royal: 13 Oct
Portsmouth, New Theatre Royal: 14 Oct
Norwich, Theatre Royal: 16 Oct
Norwich, Theatre Royal: 17 Oct
Buxton, Opera House: 21 Oct
Buxton, Opera House: 21m Oct
Durham, Gala Theatre: 23 Oct
Durham, Gala Theatre: 24 Oct
Saffron Walden, Saffron Hall: 28 Oct
Saffron Walden, Saffron Hall: 28m Oct
Bath, Theatre Royal: 30 Oct
Bath, Theatre Royal: 31 Oct
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 8, 11m Nov
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 9, 11 Nov
Keswick, Theatre by the Lake: 14 Nov
Keswick, Theatre by the Lake: 15 Nov

Rameau: Dardanus
London, Hackney Empire: 6 Oct
Oxford, Sheldonian Theatre: 12 Oct
Buxton, Opera House: 20 Oct
Saffron Walden, Saffron Hall: 27 Oct
Snape, Maltings: 3 Nov
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 7 Nov

Bach: Mass in B Minor
Saffron Walden, Saffron Hall: 8 Oct
Rochester Cathedral: 15 Oct
Sheffield University Firth Hall: 5 Nov
Exeter, Cathedral: 10 Nov
Blackburn, Cathedral: 12 Nov
Lancaster Priory: 17 Nov
Lichfield Cathedral: 18 Nov
- 2016 -
Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride
London, Hackney Empire: 5 Mar
Truro, Hall for Cornwall: 16 Mar
Poole, Lighthouse: 19 Mar
Norwich, Theatre Royal: 23 Mar
Snape, Maltings, Concert Hall: 9 Apr
Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre: 15 Apr
Buxton, Opera House: 22 Apr
Cambridge, Arts Theatre: 29 Apr
Crawley, The Hawth: 5 May
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre: 7 May
Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre: 9 May
Blackpool, Grand Theatre: 13 May
Durham, Gala Theatre: 17 May
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 27 May
Leicester, Curve Theatre: 1 Jun

Donizetti: Pia de'Tolomei
London, Hackney Empire: 10 Mar
Snape, Maltings, Concert Hall: 7 Apr
Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre: 12 Apr
Buxton, Opera House: 24 Apr
Cambridge, Arts Theatre: 26 Apr
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 24 May
York, Theatre Royal: 3 Jun

Mozart: Don Giovanni
London, Hackney Empire: 11, 12 Mar
Truro, Hall for Cornwall: 15 Mar
Poole, Lighthouse: 18 Mar
Norwich, Theatre Royal: 21, 22 Mar
Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre: 4 Apr
Snape, Maltings, Concert Hall: 8 Apr
Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre: 13, 14, 16 Apr
Buxton, Opera House: 23 Apr
Cambridge, Arts Theatre: 27, 28, 30 Apr
Crawley, The Hawth: 4 May
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre: 6 May
Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre: 10 May
Blackpool, Grand Theatre: 14 May
Durham, Gala Theatre: 16 May
Perth, Concert Hall: 19 May
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 25, 26, 28 May
Leicester, Curve Theatre: 30, 31 May
York, Theatre Royal: 4 Jun
Stoke-on-Trent, The Regent Theatre: 6 Jun
Ulverston, Coronation Hall: 8 Jun
Carlisle, The Sands Centre: 10 Jun

Handel: Xerxes
London, Hackney Empire: 8 Oct
Malvern, Forum Theatre: 22 Oct
Bath, Theatre Royal: 25 Oct
Saffron Walden, Saffron Hall: 4 Nov
Portsmouth, New Theatre Royal: 9 Nov
Durham, Gala Theatre: 14 Nov
Buxton, Opera House: 19 Nov
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 22 Nov

Cavalli: La Calisto
London, Hackney Empire: 14 Oct
Malvern, Forum Theatre: 21 Oct
Bath, Theatre Royal: 24 Oct
Harrogate Theatre: 29 Oct
Saffron Walden, Saffron Hall: 3 Nov
Snape, Maltings, Concert Hall: 12 Nov
Buxton, Opera House: 17 Nov
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 23 Nov

Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
London, Hackney Empire: 15 Oct
Malvern, Forum Theatre: 20 Oct
Harrogate Theatre: 28 Oct
Saffron Walden, Saffron Hall: 2 Nov
Portsmouth, New Theatre Royal: 8 Nov
Snape Maltings, Concert Hall: 11 Nov
Durham, Gala Theatre: 15 Nov
Buxton, Opera House: 18 Nov
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 24, 26 Nov