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Tickets on sale Mon 26 Mar: 10am. Friends can book from Mon 19 Mar: 10am

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

English Touring Opera

A concert of sparkling vocal displays
John Andrews, Conductor
Luciano Botelho, Tenor
Catherine Carby, Mezzo
John-Colyn Gyeantey, Tenor
Gillian Ramm, Soprano
Elena Xanthoudakis, Soprano

Concert Programme
Act 1, Overture
Maometto II
Act 2, Trio: “In questi estremi istanti”
Act 1: Preghiera (“Giusto cielo”) and Scena (“Ahi, padre!”)
Act 2, Aria: “Non temer: d’un basso affetto”
Act 2: Gran scena
Act 2, Duet: “Ah vieni, nel tuo sangue”
Act 3, Aria: “The Willow Song”
Elisabetta, regina d’Inghilterra
Act 2, Scene: “Della cieca fortuna”, to “Deh! Scusa i trasporti”
Act 2, Aria: “Dov’è Matilde”
Act 2, Chorus: “Qui soffermiamo il piè”

A thrilling concert of highlights from Rossini's greatest operas - his serious ones! These were the operas of which Rossini was most proud, and which contain his most brilliant writing for orchestra, and his most challenging vocal fireworks. John Andrews will conduct the full ETO orchestra in exciting scenes from Rossini's Otello (including his melting 'Willow Song'), La donna del lago (a Walter Scott feast), Maometto II (the most testing of them all), Elisabetta (the story of Queen Elizabeth I of England) and Ermione.

Sung in Italian and French with English surtitles

Running time: approx. 2 hours 40 minutes (inc 20 minute interval)

£26.50, £16.50, £11.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)
School children £11.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

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