Then on Saturday we're off to the Hackney Empire to see English Touring Opera doing Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Carissimi's Jephtha. The venue is probably a little too big for the operas, but we enjoy seeing ETO and its a good excuse to go the restored Hackney Empire, we've not managed a visit yet. We see more of ETO the next weekend when we're catching their Orfeo in Cambridge at the Arts Theatre.
Thursday, 12 October 2006
Yet more opera this weekend. Tomorrow we're off to see the new La Traviata at ENO, yes the one set in Ireland during the 19th century troubles. Quite frankly, we'd probably have given it a miss as the basic premise sounds a bit contrived, but its got the fabulous Emma Bell in the title role.