Comedy, drama and war brought to life
OPERA lovers are in for a treat this month with not one but three performances being staged by English Touring Opera.
The trio kicks off at Exeter Northcott Theatre with Così Fan Tutte on Tuesday, March 19 and the following night. Regarded in many ways as Mozart's most perfect opera score, and Da Ponte's most challenging script, it is a comedy of innocence and experience, funny and unnerving, touching and satirical.
Next on the bill is Simon Boccanegra on Thursday, March 21, and Saturday, March 23. It is the first new Verdi production for several years by the BSO and is described as a mature masterpiece.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles, it is a massive undertaking for the opera company as it requires an unusually-large chorus and orchestra.
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The story comes from the history of Genoa, for centuries a great maritime republic, and from it Verdi creates an impassioned plea for Italian unity. The title character is a former pirate who returns to the city to become its leader.
The third opera is The Siege of Calais on Friday, March 22, a 'serious' opera, sung in Italian, constructed of bel canto arias and ensembles of extraordinary quality.
It is the story of the burghers of Calais – depicted by Rodin in his famous sculpture outside the Houses of Parliament – who are citizens who offer up their lives to save their city from a besieging army.
Tickets for each opera cost £18 to £31. If you book all three operas a 25 per cent discount is available. Call 01392 493493 or visit www.exeternorthcott.co.uk