ETO On Tour: The Magic Flute March - May 2014

Written By The Wagnerian on Sunday, 2 February 2014 | 2:54:00 am

"Meanwhile Wagner had been doing his best to raise the standard of opera in Zurich. As we have seen, he opened the season on the 4th October, 1850, with Der Freischutz. He further conducted La Dame Blanche of Boieldieu on the llth and 18th, Norma on the 21st, Freischutz again on the 27th, Don Giovanni on the 8th and 18th November (again on the 26th March, 1851), the Magic Flute on the 29th November"THE LIFE OF RICHARD WAGNER VOLUME TWO 1848 1860 - Newman

"I was furious ", Bulow wrote to his father, " when I remembered how it used to be said in Dresden that Wagner conducted Mozart's operas badly on purpose, because in his vain self-esteem he could not tolerate this music! He shows towards Mozart a warm, living, unselfish, but rational piety to which none of Mozart's pseudo-worshippers will ever attain." THE LIFE OF RICHARD WAGNER VOLUME TWO 1848 1860 - Newman


The most tremendous genius raised Mozart above all masters, in all centuries and in all the arts.
- (Richard Wagner)
English Touring Opera are a marvelous company - and one of those rarities: a touring company that manages to put on interesting and fine productions in places where people rarely get to see opera. Now, if only we could get them to stage some Wagner....



A revival of Liam Steel’s critically-acclaimed and much loved 2009 production of Mozart’sThe Magic Flute

Conductor Michael Rosewell
Conductor James Southall
Director Liam Steel
Director James Hurley
Designer  Chloe Lamford
Lighting Designer Guy Hoare

Cast:

Ashley Catling - Tamino
Nicholas Sharratt - Tamino
Wyn Pencarreg - Papageno
Anna Patalong - Pamina
Annabel Mountford - Pamina
Laure Meloy - The Queen of the Night
Samantha Hay - The Queen of the Night
Andrew Slater - Sarastro
Piotr Lempa - Sarastro / Speaker
Camilla Roberts - First Lady
Lorna Bridge - First Lady
Clarissa Meek - Second Lady
Amy J Payne - Second Lady
Susan Moore - Third Lady
Helen Johnson - Third Lady
Stuart Haycock - Monostatos
Johnny Herford - Speaker
Henry Manning - First Priest
Simon Gfeller - Second Priest
Caryl Hughes - Papagena
Hannah Sawle - Papagena
Adam Tunnicliffe - First Armed Man
Maciek O'Shea - Second Armed Man
Abigail Kelly - First Boy
Emily-Jane Thomas - Second Boy
Laura Kelly - Third Boy


Dates and Venues

Hackney Empire — 7th Mar 2014 - 7:30 pm
Hackney Empire — 8th Mar 2014 - 7:30 pm
Hall for Cornwall, Truro — 10th Mar 2014 - 7:30 pm
Lighthouse, Poole — 13th Mar 2014 - 7:30 pm
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre — 17th Mar 2014 - 7:30 pm
Snape Maltings Concert Hall — 27th Mar 2014 - 7:30 pm
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham — 3rd Apr 2014 - 7:30 pm
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham — 4th Apr 2014 - 7:30 pm
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham — 5th Apr 2014 - 7:30 pm
Curve, Leicester — 7th Apr 2014 - 7:30 pm
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield — 11th Apr 2014 - 7:45 pm
York Theatre Royal — 15th Apr 2014 - 7:30 pm
The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury — 22nd Apr 2014 - 7:30 pm
Norwich Theatre Royal — 27th Apr 2014 - 7:00 pm
The Hawth, Crawley — 5th May 2014 - 7:30 pm
Warwick Arts Centre — 9th May 2014 - 7:30 pm
Warwick Arts Centre — 10th May 2014 - 7:30 pm
Exeter Northcott Theatre — 13th May 2014 - 7:30 pm
Exeter Northcott Theatre — 14th May 2014 - 7:30 pm
Exeter Northcott Theatre — 15th May 2014 - 7:30 pm
Gala Theatre, Durham — 19th May 2014 - 7:30 pm
Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall — 22nd May 2014 - 7:30 pm
Cambridge Arts Theatre — 29th May 2014 - 7:30 pm
Cambridge Arts Theatre — 30th May 2014 - 7:30 pm
Cambridge Arts Theatre — 31st May 2014 - 7:30 pm

They will also be touring:

King Priam
Music and words by Michael Tippett.
Conducted by Michael Rosewell, directed by James Conway.

Paul Bunyan
Music by Benjamin Britten, words by W.H. Auden.

Conducted by Philip Sunderland, directed by Liam Steel.