Venue: Main House
Date: Sat 13 Apr
Produced by: English Touring Opera
Written by: Gaetano Donizetti
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.
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).
Wed 06 Mar 2013
Christina Hostad, a final year student at LAMDA currently on a Stage Management placement with ETO, shares her insights about working in opera.