English Touring Opera’s award-winning education department delivers about 250 workshops and interactive performances each year for 10,000 people of every age and ability.
The scope of the company’s work includes residential in-school projects (secondary, primary and special), brand new operas for young people, a long-term partnership for primary schools with the National Portrait Gallery, full-scale community operas, and creative work for people with dementia.
ETO is open to every kind of new opportunity and collaboration, and if at all possible works hard to make even the most ambitious dreams become reality. Recent work includes One Day Two Dawns, a community opera for Cornwall (RPS Award), Zeppelin Dreams in Wolverhampton, Spin and Rumbled: operas for young people with severe learning difficulty (also at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg), and Laika the Spacedog, an opera for children and families (winner Szeged Festival, Hungary).
Whenever possible ETO gives young people the opportunity to perform alongside professionals in our main touring productions: Towards an Unknown Port, Fantastic Mr Fox and A Midsummer Night’s Dream are all recent examples.