English Touring Opera's Autumn tour has been announced, a rather exciting mix of three 20th century operas. Britten's Albert Herring, will be conducted by Michael Rosewell and directed by Christopher Rolls . Viktor Ullmann's The Emperor of Atlantis will be directed by James Conway and conducted by Peter Selwyn; it will be paired with Bach's cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden. Peter Maxwell Davies's The Lighthouse will be conducted by Geoffrey Paterson and directed by Ted Huffman. Now I have to admit that I've never seen either the Ullmann or The Lighthouse, so am looking forward to them; and of course Albert Herring is always a treat, and as they've cast Jennifer Rhys Davies as Lady Billows you know that things are on the right track.
The tour starts at the ROH's Linbury Theatre on 4/10/2012 and goes to Cambridge, Exeter, Harrogate, Bath, Snape and Buxton.