A dark, sombre Tamerlano from English Touring Opera

The Mongol conqueror, Tamerlane (1336-1405), doesn’t have a good reputation.  Also known as Timur, this son of a nomadic shepherd was a masterful military leader and tactician but is most…

Handel’s Ottone opens English Touring Opera’s 2022 Autumn Tour

In his Welcome to English Touring Opera’s 2022 Autumn Tour, James Conway reminds audiences that ‘[w]hen Handel was writing his operas in the 1720s and 30s, it was the only…

The Firebird: new digital opera, co-produced with Little Angel Theatre, coming to ETO at Home

English Touring Opera are delighted to announce a new digital opera for children, The Firebird, in a co-production with Little Angel Theatre. It will premiere on ETO at Home on Wednesday 18th May, before being released to…

English Touring Opera appoints Robin Norton-Hale as new General Director

English Touring Opera is thrilled to announce Robin Norton-Hale as their new General Director. Norton-Hale, who is a multi award-winning writer and director for theatre, opera and film, will take…

The cock crows: English Touring Opera presents Rimsky-Korsakov’s satire on incompetent autocracy

Rimsky-Korsakov’s 1907 fantasy-fable, The Golden Cockerel, brings together folklore and fact, angling Pushkin’s 1834 surreal satire on a Russian autocracy led by Nicholas I towards the Tsarist regime of Nicholas…

ETO at Home: Ferrandini’s Il pianto di Maria

English Touring Opera’s ETO at Home project has seen the company produce a series of films of operas, large scale vocal works, chamber music and song which can be viewed…

After 20 years, James Conway steps back from full-time role as Artistic Director at English Touring Opera

After 20 years leading English Touring Opera – and approaching an interesting birthday – Director James Conway has decided to take a step away from a full time position with…

Handelian magic from English Touring Opera at the Hackney Empire

‘A production in which there is more invention, variety, and good composition, than in any one of the musical dramas of Handel which I have yet carefully and critically examined.’…

English Touring Opera announces new Music Advisory Panel

Alongside the recent appointment of conductor Gerry Cornelius as Music Director, English Touring Opera has appointed two new Artists in Association: Holly Mathieson and Jonathan Peter Kenny.  Mathieson is a…

ETO announce Autumn 2021 tour of Amadigi

English Touring Opera are delighted to announce a return to live performance from October 2021 with a national autumn tour of Handel’s Amadigi. The company has stayed connected with its…