English Touring Opera are thrilled to return to live performance this Autumn, with a programme focussing on the voice of the individual in isolation, on the power of song, and of poetry – with responses to that power in dance, image and drama.
(This programme is only being performed at Hackney Empire).
Tel Jour Telle Nuit
This was a watershed work for Poulenc and is his most celebrated song-cycle, giving voice to the quiet radiance, the humility and grandeur, the rapture, the terror, the profound humanity and compassion of the great Surrealist poets, Paul Éluard. Baritone and Cardiff Singer of the World 2019 finalist, Julien Van Mellaerts and pianist Sergey Rybin partner in James Conway’s staging.
‘impressive and moving’
‘deeply rewarding and highly recommended’
‘wonderfully lucid singing’