Meaty hat-trick for opera fans

Iphigenie en Tauride, presented by English Touring Opera, at Buxton Opera House on April 22.
Iphigenie en Tauride, presented by English Touring Opera, at Buxton Opera House on April 22.

The world-renowned English Touring Opera will return to Buxton with three titles Iphigénie en Tauride, Don Giovanni and Pia de’ Tolomei.

Iphigénie en Tauride by Gluck features vampire-like villains and human sacrifice forming a

bloodthirsty backdrop to an opera based on a famous story from Greek mythology. The production will be staged on April 22 at 7.30pm.

The following night offers Don Giovanni by Mozart which tells the story of a young, arrogant,and sexually promiscuous nobleman, who abuses and outrages everyone until he encounters something he cannot outwit. Whether you’re charmed or repelled by opera’s most charismatic anti-hero, you’ll have an adventure with Mozart’s otherworldly opera – from the magnificent score to its chilling conclusion.

To conclude ETO’s visit to Buxton is Pia de’ Tolomei by Donizetti, which tells the story of a noblewoman locked in a tower in Tuscany by her jealous husband, whose heart has been poisoned by a friend. Based on Dante’s Inferno, the characters are drawn with extraordinary intensity. You can catch this production on Sunday, April 25 at 3pm.

Ticket prices range from £19.50 to £36.50. To book tickets, contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk