La bohème at Hackney Empire
Paris, 1840. On a snowy Christmas Eve, a starry-eyed poet meets a poor dress-maker over candlelight, and instantly falls in love. At first the good times roll. But will their happiness last, or does the bohemian lifestyle come at a price?
Touring March-May 2015. For more information visit http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/la-boheme-2015
Donizetti's The Wild Man of the West Indies | Preview
Baritone Peter Brathwaite introduces ETO's new production of Donizetti's long-lost masterpiece, The Wild Man of the West Indies. For more information visit http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/the-wild-man-of-the-west-indies
Haydn's Life on the Moon | Trailer
Trailer for English Touring Opera's autumn 2014 production of Haydn's Life on the Moon (Il mondo della luna). For more information visit: http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/life-on-the-moon
Handel's Ottone | Trailer
Trailer for English Touring Opera's autumn 2014 production of Handel's Ottone. For more information visit http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/ottone
Handel's Ottone | Preview
General director James Conway introduces ETO's new production of Handel's Ottone. For more information visit http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/ottone
Haydn's 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
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.
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