English Touring Opera returns to Cambridge with a poetic production of the most popular of operas and a lively new production of a comic Russian fantasy.
The Golden Cockerel was the final – and favourite – opera of Rimsky-Korsakov, the brilliant Russian whose exotic orchestration has made similar works such as Scheherazade so popular. A daring satire on the last days of the Romanov empire, and in particular the debacle of the Russo-Japanese War, it is as explosive as it is charming. Led by new ETO Music Director Gerry Cornelius and ETO Director James Conway, with Grant Doyle (ETO's Macbeth) in the role of the sleepy Emperor Dodon, this should be an evening of fantasy, mischief and enough musical delight to ice a lemon cake!
Sung in English with English surtitles and featuring a live orchestra.
Pre-show talks (booking essential on 01223 503333)
2 hours 5 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)
Thursday, 7.30pm: £30/£40/£50 *
* All ticket prices include a £3 per ticket booking fee