Company to sing two operas in Norwich

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The English Touring Opera is returning to Norwich Theatre Royal on its biggest tour for a decade performing a season of fully staged opera.

Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni will be sung on March 21 and 22 and Iphigenie en Tauride by Gluck on March 23.

Both will be sung in full costume accompanied by the ETO chorus and a 25-piece orchestra from a touring company of more than 80 people.

James Conway, the ETO general director, said that the music in both operas was extrordinary and Iphigenie, set in the aftermath of the Trojan war, was Gluck’s “pure, clear, heroic, heartfelt” masterpiece.

“I have wanted to stage Iphigenie for more than 20 years, and now we have the cast and conductor to do it will real excellence,”

The ETO is a prolific touring company and will visit 21 cities after Norwich, giving more than 105 performances. It travels annually to around 70 venues giving up to 140 performances.

Tickets are £8-£36. Ring 01603 63000 or book online at www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk