English Touring Opera

20 Mar — 21 Mar
Lyceum Theatre
Music/Opera
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Patience showcases ETO at its very best. It is, both for its quality and its travelling ubiquity, not to be missed. Do yourself a favour and don’t.

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Patience
Monday 20 March

Gilbert and Sullivan’s light comic opera pokes fun at the aesthetic craze of the late 1800s and the eccentric affectations of figures like Oscar Wilde and his admirers. Willowy poets, sighing maidens, hearty milkmaids and burly officers – all become targets of Gilbert’s razor-sharp wit. Expect plenty of tunes and humour as fresh today as it was at the first performance.

 

Tosca
Tuesday 21 March 

Puccini’s visceral depiction of love in the midst of a war-torn Rome, Tosca is one of the world’s best-loved operas, brimming with lust, corruption and political intrigue. When the painter Cavaradossi helps a fugitive escape, he attracts the attention of Scarpia, the malevolent chief of police. What will Tosca be ready to sacrifice to save her lover from his fate?

Running time: About 2 hours and 20 minutes (including a 15 minute interval)

The English Touring Opera’s new Tosca... is an accomplished first operatic outing for theatre director Blanche McIntyre.

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