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Taking Risks

English Touring Opera's Autumn productions,
reviewed by RODERIC DUNNETT

 

English Touring Opera, led by Artistic Director James Conway, has achieved great things in the past few years. Indeed since its early days under Graham Vick as Opera '80, ETO has never flinched from sticking its neck out, leading the field and taking risks.

Its coming 2013 Spring Season is characteristic: powerful Verdi (Simon Boccanegra); rare Donizetti (his stirring The Siege of Calais); and a new opera based on the story of Laika the Spacedog, the ill-fated stray Russian mongrel who paved the way for manned space flight, written for children and family audiences.

That, prior to a UK-wide tour -- often to unusual venues: Leicester, Durham, Wolverhampton, Warwick -- starting in March, will have an eight-day run in January, at London's Science Museum...

Copyright © 28 November 2012 Roderic Dunnett,
Coventry UK

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ENGLISH TOURING OPERA

JAMES CONWAY

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

MARK WILDE

PETER MAXWELL DAVIES

SCOTLAND

VIKTOR ULLMANN

WORCESTERSHIRE

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

NICHOLAS MERRYWEATHER

UNITED KINGDOM

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