English Touring Opera present a season of Kings and Queens in the battle for love, loyalty and power with each opera featuring a large chorus and live orchestra.
Elizabeth I shows the woman behind the monarch. The queen had the reputation of a woman who ruled with her head and silenced her heart – but writers and composers remained fascinated with her private life and rivalry with her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots. Rossini’s opera contrasts the private and public spheres of her life, culminating in a virtuosic showdown between the virgin queen, her councillor, her love and his wife.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Pre-show talks (booking essential on 01223 503333)
Thursday, 7.30pm: £25/£35/£40/£45*
*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee