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The Siege of Calais (Gaetano Donizetti)

Venue: Main House

Dates: 9 March 2013

Price(s): £ 32.50 - £10 (Students £10)

What is it that a citizen owes to his city or country? This is the question posed by Donizetti’s rarely performed epic The Siege of Calais (L’assedio di Calais), which tells the story of the burghers of Calais, citizens who offer up their lives to save their city from the besieging English army. 

This is a 'serious' opera, constructed of bel canto arias and ensembles of extraordinary quality. The burghers' sacrifice is quiet, ordinary, sublime, and culminates in one of the most moving ensembles in all of opera, the momentous O sacra polve, o suol natio (O Sacred Earth).

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Premium seat: £49.50 (price includes Fizz and Canapés, ETO representative to meet and greet, FREE programme, best stalls seats. Available by booking in person or on the phones only.)

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Dates, Times and Prices

Performance: Sat 09 Oct 7.30pm
£32.50 - £10

Past Event

This show finished on: 9 Mar 2013

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