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Address:English Touring Opera
Vauxhall Primary School
Vauxhall Street London SE11 5LG  
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
Kate EberweinStrategic Development Officer
Rebecca RyanPartnerships and Development Officer
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
 4, 7 Oct: Handel: Giulio Cesare
 5, 7 Oct: Handel: Giulio Cesare
 6 Oct: Rameau: Dardanus
Saffron Walden, Saffron Hall
 8 Oct: Bach: Mass in B Minor
Oxford, Sheldonian Theatre
 12 Oct: Rameau: Dardanus
Portsmouth, New Theatre Royal
 13 Oct: Handel: Giulio Cesare
 14 Oct: Handel: Giulio Cesare
Rochester Cathedral
 15 Oct: Bach: Mass in B Minor
Norwich, Theatre Royal
 16 Oct: Handel: Giulio Cesare
 17 Oct: Handel: Giulio Cesare
Buxton, Opera House
 20 Oct: Rameau: Dardanus
 21 Oct: Handel: Giulio Cesare
Durham, Gala Theatre
 23 Oct: Handel: Giulio Cesare
 24 Oct: Handel: Giulio Cesare
Saffron Walden, Saffron Hall
 27 Oct: Rameau: Dardanus
 28 Oct: Handel: Giulio Cesare
Bath, Theatre Royal
 30 Oct: Handel: Giulio Cesare
 31 Oct: Handel: Giulio Cesare
Snape, Maltings
 3 Nov: Rameau: Dardanus
Sheffield University Firth Hall
 5 Nov: Bach: Mass in B Minor
Exeter, Northcott Theatre
 7 Nov: Rameau: Dardanus
 8, 11m Nov: Handel: Giulio Cesare
 9, 11 Nov: Handel: Giulio Cesare
Exeter, Cathedral
 10 Nov: Bach: Mass in B Minor
Blackburn, Cathedral
 12 Nov: Bach: Mass in B Minor
Keswick, Theatre by the Lake
 14 Nov: Handel: Giulio Cesare
 15 Nov: Handel: Giulio Cesare
Lancaster Priory
 17 Nov: Bach: Mass in B Minor
Lichfield Cathedral
 18 Nov: Bach: Mass in B Minor
 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
- 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
- 2015 -
Donizetti: The Siege of Calais
London, Hackney Empire: 7 Mar
Poole, Lighthouse: 21 Mar
Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre: 31 Mar
Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre: 8 Apr
Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre: 14 Apr
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 29 Apr
Crawley, The Hawth: 7 May
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre: 9 May
Blackpool, Grand Theatre: 12 May
Durham, Gala Theatre: 19 May
Cambridge, Arts Theatre: 26 May
Budapest, Thália Theatre: 30 Jun

Donizetti: The Wild Man of the West Indies
London, Hackney Empire: 12 Mar
Truro, Hall for Cornwall: 18 Mar
Norwich, Theatre Royal: 25 Mar
Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre: 9 Apr
Snape, Maltings, Concert Hall: 18 Apr
Leicester, Curve Theatre: 21 Apr
Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre: 23 Apr
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 2 May
Buxton, Opera House: 15 May
Cambridge, Arts Theatre: 27 May

Puccini: La bohème
London, Hackney Empire: 13, 14 Mar
Truro, Hall for Cornwall: 17 Mar
Poole, Lighthouse: 20 Mar
Norwich, Theatre Royal: 23, 24 Mar
Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre: 30 Mar
Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre: 10, 11m, 11 Apr
Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre: 13 Apr
Snape, Maltings, Concert Hall: 17 Apr
Leicester, Curve Theatre: 20 Apr
Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre: 24, 25 Apr
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 28, 30 Apr, 1 May
Crawley, The Hawth: 6 May
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre: 8 May
Blackpool, Grand Theatre: 11 May
Buxton, Opera House: 14, 16 May
Durham, Gala Theatre: 18 May
Perth, Concert Hall: 21 May
Cambridge, Arts Theatre: 28, 29, 30 May

Hepplewhite: Shackleton's Cat
Poole, Central Library: 21m Mar
Rotherham, Riverside Library: 31m Mar
Snape, Maltings, Britten Studio: 18m Apr
Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre, Studio: 25m Apr
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre, Studio: 8 May
Cambridge, Scott Polar Research Institute: 29m, 30, 30m May

Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
London, RCM Britten Theatre: 1, 3 Oct
Buxton, Opera House: 16 Oct
Malvern, Forum Theatre: 22 Oct
Harrogate Theatre: 30 Oct
Cambridge, West Road Concert Hall: 7 Nov
Bath, Theatre Royal: 9 Nov
Snape, Maltings, Concert Hall: 13 Nov
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 20 Nov

Massenet: Werther
London, RCM Britten Theatre: 2, 8 Oct
Buxton, Opera House: 18m Oct
Malvern, Forum Theatre: 24 Oct
Durham, Gala Theatre: 26 Oct
Harrogate Theatre: 29 Oct
Cambridge, West Road Concert Hall: 5 Nov
Snape, Maltings, Concert Hall: 12 Nov
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 18 Nov

Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann
London, RCM Britten Theatre: 9, 10 Oct
Buxton, Opera House: 17 Oct
Malvern, Forum Theatre: 23 Oct
Durham, Gala Theatre: 27 Oct
Harrogate Theatre: 31 Oct
Cambridge, West Road Concert Hall: 6 Nov
Bath, Theatre Royal: 10 Nov
Snape, Maltings, Concert Hall: 14 Nov
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 19, 21 Nov

Rachel Leach: Under the Hammerbeam Roof
East Molesey, Hampton Court: 14, 14 Nov

Hepplewhite: 800 Miles as the Albatross Flies
London, Royal Albert Hall: 25 Nov