English Touring Opera present a season of kings and queens in the battle for love, loyalty and power with each opera featuring a large chorus and live orchestra
Verdi’s Macbeth – Mon 22 Apr, 7.30pm
The witches have a prophecy: Macbeth will be king. But royalty comes at a price. The cost of power is betrayal, murder and revenge.
Follow Verdi’s Macbeth in a blood-soaked journey to the throne and watch a guilt-ridden Lady Macbeth descend into the depths of despair in this new production.
Sung in English with English surtitles.
Rossini’s Elizabeth I – Tue 23 Apr, 7.30pm
This is the first fully staged professional production of Rossini‘s Elizabeth I to tour the UK.
Elizabeth I had the reputation of a queen who ruled with her head, and silenced her heart – Rossini’s opera contrasts the private and public spheres of her life and culminates in a virtuosic showdown between The Virgin Queen, her councillor, her lover and his wife.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Running Time: 2 hours 45 mins (including interval)