The Golden Cockerel

5 MAR 2022
The Golden Cockerel 5 MAR 2022
Saturday 5th March

English Touring Opera returns to Hackney Empire with a poetic production of the most popular of operas, and a lively new production of a comic Russian fantasy by Rimsky-Korsakov.

The Golden Cockerel was the final – and favourite – opera of Rimsky-Korsakov, the brilliant Russian whose exotic orchestration has made similar works such as Scheherezade so popular. A daring satire on the last days of the Romanov empire, and in particular the debacle of the Russo-Japanese War, it is as explosive as it is charming. Led by new ETO Music Director Gerry Cornelius and ETO Director James Conway, with Grant Doyle (most recently ETO’s Macbeth) in the role of the sleepy Emperor Dodon, this should be an evening of fantasy, mischief, and enough musical delight to ice a lemon cake!

Hackney Empire

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

Multibuy: book any 2 shows, get 20% off. Not in conjunction with any other offer. or book any 3 shows, get 25% off. Not in conjunction with any other offer. or Company offer: 50% off all prices for English Touring Opera Company Members available to buy from the Monday prior to show week, subject to availability

Running time: approx. 2.5 to 3 hours including one 20 minute interval

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