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Try not to miss this touring delight… James Conway’s stagings are masterpieces of intelligent design... The Times on ETO’s Autumn 2009 Handelfest

Handel Flavio Xerxes Purcell The Fairy Queen

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OPERA Everyone who took part – on either side of the curtain – will tell you: the ETO Handelfest in 2009 was an exuberant celebration of an opera genius. At every stop on tour it was mad, and exciting. Something happened, several times daily: extraordinary art in ordinary places, a festival that moved. In October/November 2011, we are going to do it again. This time we add a Purcell opera (The Fairy Queen), repeat one runaway success (Flavio), and produce a new Xerxes (Handel’s celebrated comedy in the Venetian style). Alongside we are scheming to stage French baroque music in heritage churches, to perform powerfully strange madrigals by Gesualdo, and to put together Bach cantatas with our professionals and your local choir.

Handel Flavio, Xerxes Purcell The Fairy Queen …alongside recitals, masterclasses, discussions and other festival events

We’ll offer masterclasses, discussions, a sharing of enthusiasm, or a seat in the wings. We’ll open in London at the charming Britten Theatre at the Royal College of Music, 6-15 October, and follow this with a tour to spa towns Bath, Malvern, Harrogate, and Buxton, and on to our other partners in Exeter, Cambridge and Snape. Please keep your eyes on the website for dates and prices, and for special festival passports. While you’re at it, will you send us your email address to that we can contact you more easily, and save money for the shows?

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Autumn 2011 postcard  
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Details of our Autumn tour, October - November 2011. Includes baroque operas by Handel and Purcell.