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English Touring Opera in Barber Of Seville
English Touring Opera in Barber Of Seville

English Touring Opera is returning to Buxton Opera House with two of the most popular operas in the repertoire – Rossini’s The Barber of Seville on Thursday, April 26, and Saturday, April 28, at 7.30pm and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, on Friday, April at 7.30pm.

Rossini’s masterpiece The Barber of Seville is a high-spirited, vocally brilliant favourite with audiences around the world.

ETO’s new production, directed by the exciting and imaginative Thomas Guthrie and conducted by an experienced master of Italian opera, Paul McGrath, promises to be one of the highlights of the artistic calendar in 2012.

The roguish young Count Almaviva, masquerading as the student Lindoro, will be sung by Nicholas Sharratt. One of the UK’s most promising Italianate tenors and Kitty Whately, winner of this year’s Kathleen Ferrier Award, plays his beloved Rosina, as cunning as she is lovely.

ETO’s production of Tchaikovsky’s romantic classic Eugene Onegin received critical acclaim and popular ovations around the country in 2007.

ETO Director James Conway and conductor Michael Rosewell return to this striking production with a new cast, including emerging star Nicholas Lester in the title role.

With its heartfelt arias and ensembles, its splendid choruses and ballroom scenes, and Tchaikovsky’s gift for melody, rich orchestration and drama, Eugene Onegin is a night at the opera for romantics of all ages.

Tickets are priced at £17, £25, £29 and £33 and discounts are available. Call the box office on 0845 127 2190.