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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
 PAST EVENTS, by title
- 2018 -
Rossini: Opera anthology
London, Hackney Empire: 22 Feb
Buxton, Opera House: 25 Mar
Guildford, G-Live: 3 Apr
Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre: 24 Apr
Perth, Concert Hall: 18 May
Stoke-on-Trent, Victoria Hall: 5 Jun
Ulverston, Coronation Hall: 7 Jun

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
London, Hackney Empire: 28 Feb, 3 Mar
Truro, Hall for Cornwall: 13 Mar
Poole, Lighthouse: 16 Mar
Chester, Storyhouse: 20 Mar
Buxton, Opera House: 23 Mar
Guildford, G-Live: 4 Apr
Snape, Maltings, Concert Hall: 12, 13 Apr
Cambridge, Arts Theatre: 17, 20, 21 Apr
Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre: 25, 28 Apr
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre: 30 Apr
Norwich, Theatre Royal: 3, 4 May
Bromley, Churchill Theatre: 8 May
Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre: 11 May
Durham, Gala Theatre: 14 May
Perth, Concert Hall: 17 May
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 22, 23, 26 May
Leicester, Curve Theatre: 29 May
York, Theatre Royal: 1 Jun
Stoke-on-Trent, The Regent Theatre: 4 Jun
Ulverston, Coronation Hall: 6 Jun
Blackpool, Grand Theatre: 9 Jun

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi
London, Hackney Empire: 2 Mar
Truro, Hall for Cornwall: 14 Mar
Poole, Lighthouse: 17 Mar
Chester, Storyhouse: 21 Mar
Buxton, Opera House: 24 Mar
Snape, Maltings, Concert Hall: 14 Apr
Cambridge, Arts Theatre: 18, 19 Apr
Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre: 26, 27 Apr
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre: 1 May
Norwich, Theatre Royal: 5 May
Bromley, Churchill Theatre: 9 May
Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre: 12 May
Durham, Gala Theatre: 15 May
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 24, 25 May
Leicester, Curve Theatre: 30 May
York, Theatre Royal: 2 Jun

Puccini: Il tabarro
London, Hackney Empire: 2 Mar
Truro, Hall for Cornwall: 14 Mar
Poole, Lighthouse: 17 Mar
Chester, Storyhouse: 21 Mar
Buxton, Opera House: 24 Mar
Snape, Maltings, Concert Hall: 14 Apr
Cambridge, Arts Theatre: 18, 19 Apr
Cheltenham, Everyman Theatre: 26, 27 Apr
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre: 1 May
Norwich, Theatre Royal: 5 May
Bromley, Churchill Theatre: 9 May
Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre: 12 May
Durham, Gala Theatre: 15 May
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 24, 25 May
Leicester, Curve Theatre: 30 May
York, Theatre Royal: 2 Jun

Russell Hepplewhite: Shackleton's Cat
Poole, Charminster Library: 17m Mar
Guildford, G-Live: 4m Apr
Snape, Maltings, Concert Hall: 14m Apr
Cambridge, Scott Polar Institute: 21m, 21m Apr
Chatham, Lordswood Library: 1m May
Norwich, Theatre Royal: 4m May
London, Canada Water theatre: 19m, 19m May
London, The Albany Theatre: 20m, 20m May
York, Explorer and Acomb Library: 2m Jun

Letanka: This is My Bed
London, Polka Theatre: 13, 13m, 14, 14m, 15, 15m, 16, 16m, 17, 17m, 20, 20m, 21, 21m, 22, 22m, 23, 23m, 24, 24m Jun
- 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