Elizabeth I

02 Mar 2019 7.30 pm
Elizabeth I 02 Mar 2019 7.30 pm

The first fully staged professional production Rossini’s opera Elizabeth I (Elisabetta) to tour the UK.

Elizabeth I shows the woman behind the monarch. The queen had the reputation of a queen who ruled with her head, and silenced her heart – but writers and composers remained fascinated with her private life, and in particular with her rivalry her cousin Mary Queen of Scots.

Rossini’s opera contrasts the private and public spheres of her life, sparkling with vocal fireworks which culminate in a virtuosic showdown between the virgin queen, her councillor, her lover and his wife.

The production features Mary Plazas in the title role and is directed by ETO’s General Director James Conway.


Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Hackney Empire

£37- £10  (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone).

Under 35:  Limited number of £5 tickets available over the phone across price bands C & D. Tickets will be held at the box office for collection and proof of age ID will be required for collecting tickets.

Concessions: £2 off (seniors, unwaged, disabled)
schools & students: £10

Multibuy : Book for 2 performances in ETO Spring Season  get 20% off.

Book for 3 performances in ETO Spring Season  get 25% off.

(To get the offer you need to buy all tickets in one transaction to get the multi-buy discount and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts.  The % discount will be deducted  automatically off full price adult tickets at the checkout)


Running Time Approx  : 2h 20mins (inc. interval )

Age Guidance: 12+


Cast & Creative Team

Mary PlazasElizabeth I (Elisabetta)
James ConwayETO General Director
Rosie Purdie Associate Director
John AndrewsConductor
Frankie Bradshaw Designer

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