The Golden Cockerel
Company: English Touring Opera
Fantasy, mischief and musical delight combine in a lively new production of The Golden Cockerel, the final and favourite opera of Rimsky-Korsakov.
Based on a poem by Alexander Pushkin, the opera is packed with the exotic orchestration that 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, The Golden Cockerel is as explosive as it is charming.
Led by new Music Director Gerry Cornelius and ETO Director James Conway, the cast stars Grant Doyle (who most recently appeared in our 2019 production of Verdi's Macbeth) in the role of the sleepy Emperor Dodon.