If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you’ll know that opera isn’t really my cup of tea. However, if you like the classical kind of stuff then head over to York Theatre Royal for the English Touring Opera’s visit on 3rd and 4th April.
Cosi Fan Tutte is a farcical comedy, with music by Mozart. It’s a story of young love and fidelity and, if it’s anything like The Marriage of Figaro it won’t make any real sense.
Guilo Cesara (Julius Caesar) is one of Handel’s most celebrated operas: a story of passion and revenge. The opera follows the events surrounding Julius Caesar’s conquest of Egypt, as well as exploring his relationship with Egyptian queen Cleopatra. At least this one will have a decent plot we can all understand, surely!
In the York Theatre Royal studio there’s The Extraordinary Adventures of You and Me. This is perfect for younger audiences and SEND audiences as it makes the opera much more accessible. The story, which is suitable for children under 5, features five performers, an ingenious set, interactive songs and sound technology.
For more information on any of the shows, visit the York Theatre Royal website.
Photograph credited to Oliver Rosser