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Review - The English Touring Opera's Spring Tour

BY John Freeman   /  17 May 2019

Sadly not for me the grandeur of the Met in New York or even of Covent Garden. The opera productions I am enjoying at present are at the likes of the Coronation Hall, Ulverston or the Curve in Leicester or even the Perth Concert Hall (a rare excursion north of the border) as well as at Snape Maltings and the Lighthouse in Poole. Not a black tie in sight and no interval picnics.

The English Touring Opera’s Spring Tour is well underway and its standards are as high as ever and the choice of operas nicely balanced between the well-known and the rarely seen.