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The Siege Of Calais (L'Assedio Di Calais): English Touring Opera
What does it mean to be a citizen? What is it that a citizen owes to his city, or country? This is the question posed by Donizetti's rarely performed epic The Siege of Calais (L’assedio di Calais) – a 'serious' opera constructed of bel canto arias and ensembles of extraordinary quality.
Donizetti's epic tells the story of the Burghers of Calais, who offered up their lives to save their citizens from the English army.
ETO's new production features designs by Faroese artist Samal Blak, inspired by the siege of Stalingrad.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
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English Touring Opera is the leading touring opera company in the UK. ETO travels to more regions and to more venues than any other English opera company, touring annually to around 55 venues and presenting as many as 110 performances per year. Their aim is to offer opera to everyone, with a varied repertoire of high-quality professional productions featuring some of the finest talent in opera.
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Venue: Warwick Arts Centre
Bookings: 02476 524 524