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English Touring Opera

English Touring Opera presents live opera in more than 20 towns and cities each year, with a particular focus on areas where there is no access to a resident opera company. ETO typically mounts between four and six productions a year, mixing core repertory with titles that audiences might not be able to see elsewhere. This is 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

Life on the Moon | Preview

Director Cal McCrystal and designer takis introduce their new production of Haydn's Life on the Moon (Il mondo della luna) for English Touring Opera's autumn 2014 season. Il mondo della luna, Act 1: "La ragazza col vecchione" by Opera de Camara del Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires) is sung by Fernando Santiago. For more information on ETO's production please visit: http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/life-on-the-moon

Borka: The Goose with no Feathers

Trailer for ETO's production of Borka, The Goose with no feathers - a new children's opera based on John Burningham's classic book (published by Jonathan Cape). For more information visit http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/borka

Laika the Spacedog

Winner of the Armel Opera Festival 2013. Recording of English Touring Opera's multi-award-winning opera for children and families. Originally broadcast in 2013 on ARTE as part of the Armel Opera Festival in Szeged. For more information visit http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/laika-the-spacedog Opera in one act Composer -- Russell Hepplewhite Libretto -- Tim Yealland Director -- Tim Yealland Valentina -- Sarah Laulan Korolev -- Nicolas Rigas Yelena; Anya -- Abigail Kelly Mikhail -- Edward Lee Puppeteer -- Maciek O'Shea With: Cello -- Rebecca Hewes Clarinet -- Tamás Péter Bassoon -- Belházy Gyula Percussions -- Laskai Krisztián Zsolt

Inside Opera Live: Why opera matters

Kirsten O'Brien interviews Oliver Mears (NI Opera), Kasper Holten (Royal Opera House), Richard Mantle (Opera North), Alex Reedijk (Scottish Opera) and Michael Rosewell (English Touring Opera) as part of Inside Opera: Live.

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Inside Opera Live: What we do at English Touring Opera

Kirsten O'Brien interviews ETO's music director Michael Rosewell as part of Inside Opera: Live.

Inside Opera Live: On tour with English Touring Opera

See behind the scenes of English Touring Opera's spring 2014 tour in this film following three of the people that make it all happen. This film was first broadcast as part of Inside Opera: Live, a unique event on Saturday 10 May 2014, streamed live from the Grand Theatre in Leeds, home to Opera North. A collaboration between seven UK opera companies, Inside Opera: Live discovered the passion, intensity and drama that makes opera such a powerful art form and featured interviews, performance and exclusive films. Find out more about Inside Opera: Live on these channels: Highlights from the event: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQjSf_OAOwQ English Touring Opera www.youtube.com/englishtouringopera English National Opera www.youtube.com/englishnationalopera NI Opera www.youtube.com/NIopera Opera North www.youtube.com/seemoreopera The Royal Opera www.youtube.com/royaloperahouse Scottish Opera www.youtube.com/scottishopera Welsh National Opera www.youtube.com/welshnationalopera

Inside Opera: Live

Gain unprecedented behind-the-scenes access and insight into the opera being created and performed in theatres across the country. Watch the live stream on Saturday 10 May 2014 from 2pm-6pm: http://www.youtube.com/insideopera

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

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.

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