The English Touring Opera (ETO) returns to Norfolk with an Italian season – and 12 young voices from a Norwich are school set to join the company on stage.
The opera will be performing a new season of fully-staged opera at Norwich Theatre Royal, from March 23-25, when the Olivier Award-winning company will present two performances of Puccini’s masterpiece, La bohème, on March 23 and 24, and a rare
Donizetti title, The Wild Man of the West Indies (Il furioso all’isola di San Domingo), on March 25.
The operas will be performed in full costume, in Italian with English subtitles, backed by the Opera’s chorus and 25-piece orchestra.
James Conway, general director of the English Touring Opera, said: “La bohème is the ideal first opera, and one to which everyone loves toreturn - a nostalgic look at the pathos and folly of youth. The Wild Man of the West Indies is a remarkable Caribbean fantasy which recalls Shakespeare’s late plays.
“Musically and dramatically, it is a rare treat.”
Tickets for the performances, which start at 7.30pm, are priced between £6.50 and £35, and available from www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01603 630000