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Event Details

Venue: Main House

Date: Sat 13 Apr

Time: 7.30pm

Produced by: English Touring Opera

Written by: Gaetano Donizetti

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English Touring Opera - The Siege of Calais

English Touring Opera - The Siege of Calais

English Touring Opera - The Siege of Calais

Donizetti’s rarely performed epic The Siege of Calais, tells the story of the Burghers of Calais, who offered up their lives to save the citizens of their city from the English army. ETO’s new production includes poignant scenes between the young couple at the heart of the drama and between the leader of the city and his anguished followers. Meanwhile, at the gates, the triumphant King Edward III shouts for blood.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

 

The third in a series of operas focusing on storytelling through bel canto, meaning beautiful singing.

> Mozart - Cosi fan tutte
> Verdi - Simon Boccanegra

Pre-Show Talk at 6.30pm in The Keregan Room at York Theatre Royal

On Saturday 13th April, ETO's General Director James Conway looks at Simon Boccanegra and The Siege of Calais, discussing his aspirations for staging these two lesser-performed masterpieces, and the challenges of taking two such ambitious productions on tour.  (Lasts approximately 30 minutes).

 

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English Touring Opera - The Siege of Calais trailer

English Touring Opera - The Siege of Calais trailer

The Siege of Calais - production photos

The Siege of Calais - production photos