ETO – Ottone
English Touring Opera return to Exeter with a celebration of the work of the greatest composer of opera in the UK, George Frideric Handel.
The tale of an emperor and his bride kept apart by court intrigue and the workings of fate, Handel’s rarely-performed Ottone returns in a revival of English Touring Opera’s 2014 production.
Featuring radiant Byzantine-inspired designs by takis, and sung in a translation by Andrew Porter, the production was highly praised by audiences and critics alike. Music comes from ETO’s period instrument partners The Old Street Band, conducted by ETO Music Director Gerry Cornelius.
Sung in English, with English surtitles.
PRE-SHOW TALK 6.30pm
This performance is preceded by a talk and Q&A with the company in the main auditorium.
Tickets are free and can be booked through the link below.
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“Ottone in its full splendour”
“This often-overlooked Handel opera receives the performance it deserves”
The Daily Telegraph