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English Touring Opera

English Touring Opera (ETO) presents opera in English throughout the country, with a particular emphasis on areas where there is no access to a resident opera company. ETO mounts four productions a year of core opera repertory in more than 12 towns across England, supported by an imaginative year-round education programme. Our funding supports core costs.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,577,015
  • 2013-2014: £1,766,256
  • 2014-2015: £1,819,244

Video feed

The Magic Flute trailer

"Conceptually deft, musically satisfying and consistently entertaining ... ETO's Magic Flute is a winner." WhatsOnStage "ETO's Magic Flute outshines its more expensive and overblown rivals" ★★★★ Telegraph "Brings a zing to Mozart's well-loved score" ★★★★ Sunday Express The Magic Flute has enchanted music and theatre lovers of all ages for hundreds of years. With charm and wit, it tells the story of a terrifying and joyful journey in pursuit of love, wisdom and happiness. From the stratospheric arias of the Queen of the Night, through the jolly folk tunes of Papageno the Birdcatcher, to the profound music of Sarastro, leader of the enlightened ones, it is a full expression of Mozart's musical and dramatic genius. ETO is delighted to be reviving Liam Steel's 2009 production of Mozart's final masterpiece. UK tour: March-May 2014. For more information visit www.englishtouringopera.org.uk

Paul Bunyan: First Ballad Interlude

A rehearsal recording of the First Ballad from Britten's Paul Bunyan. For more information please visit http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/paul-bunyan

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Zeppelin Dreams trailer

A new community opera created in partnership with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton Music Education Hub and many local groups and schools from Wolverhampton: http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/zeppelin-dreams

Handel: Agrippina trailer (English Touring Opera)

Trailer for English Touring Opera's 2013 production of Handel's Agrippina. For more information visit http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/agrippina

Monteverdi: The Coronation of Poppea trailer (English Touring Opera)

Trailer for English Touring Opera's production of The Coronation of Poppea (L'incoronzione di Poppea). For more information visit http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/the-coronation-of-poppea

Jason trailer (English Touring Opera)

Trailer for English Touring Opera's new production of Cavalli's Jason (Giasone). Find out more: http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/jason

English Touring Opera: Baroque Opera from Venice

Trailer for English Touring Opera's autumn 2013 season of baroque opera from Venice: http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/ Filmed and edited by Richard Hubert Smith: http://www.richardhs.com/

Handel | Agrippina

An introduction to English Touring Opera's new production of Handel's Agrippina and concert series by ETO's general director James Conway. http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/agrippina

Cavalli | Jason (Giasone)

ETO General Director James Conway introduces English Touring Opera's new production of Francesco Cavalli's Jason. http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/jason

Monteverdi | The Coronation of Poppea

Director James Conway talks about English Touring Opera's new production of Claudio Monteverdi's masterpiece, The Coronation of Poppea. http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/the-coronation-of-poppea

MADD Day 2013: Animations

Stop-motion animations made by the students of Chingford Foundation School during ETO's second MADD Day (Music, Art, Drama and Dance) for the whole of Year 9. For more information visit http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/madd-day-2013

In the Belly of the Horse Trailer.mov

Trailer for In The Belly of the Horse, English Touring Opera's fully interactive children's opera for Key Stage 2 pupils, exploring the fantastic story that leads the Greeks to build the wooden horse.

Giacomo Puccini, Gianni Schicchi - English Touring Opera, 2011

English Touring Opera presents a new production of Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini. Part of ETO's spring 2011 season. For more information visit: http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/il-tabarro-and-gianni-schicchi

Il tabarro, Giacomo Puccini

Trailer of English Touring Opera's production of Il tabarro by Giacomo Puccini. Part of ETO's spring 2011 season. For more information visit: http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/il-tabarro-and-gianni-schicchi

Fantastic Mr Fox trailer

Trailer for English Touring Opera's Spring 2011 production of Fantastic Mr Fox. Touring UK February-May 201q. See http://englishtouringopera.org.uk for more info.

Alexander Goehr - Promised End extract

Stunning photos and haunting music from English Touring Opera's world premiere production of Alexander Goehr's opera, Promised End, based on King Lear.

Alexander Goehr on his childhood in Malvern

Alexander Goehr talks about his childhood experiences in Malvern, ahead of English Touring Opera's production of Goehr's opera, Promised End, in Malvern Theatres.

Alexander Goehr on Promised End (3/4) English Touring Opera

Conversation between director James Conway and composer Alexander Goehr about English Touring Opera's world premiere production of Promised End. Part 3 explores Goehr's relationship with his performers and his particular choice of English Touring Opera to perform his final opera.

Alexander Goehr on Promised End (2/4) English Touring Opera

Conversation between director James Conway and composer Alexander Goehr about English Touring Opera's world premiere production of Promised End. Part 2 explores Goehr's setting of Shakespeare's text, and his collaboration with the late Sir Frank Kermode.

Alexander Goehr on Promised End (1/4) English Touring Opera

Conversation between director James Conway and composer Alexander Goehr about English Touring Opera's world premiere production of Promised End. Part 1 explores Goehr's thinking behind basing his opera on Shakespeare's great tragedy, King Lear, and the difficulties and opportunities with setting such a text.

Making of the posters - Autumn 2010

Our graphic designer, Joana Monteiro, shows us in pictures some of the thought processes and techniques that went into creating our unusual posters for Autumn 2010.

Britten - A Midsummer Night's Dream trailer

Trailer for English Touring Opera's Spring 2010 production of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Touring UK March-May 2010. See http://englishtouringopera.org.uk for more info.

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