English Touring Opera is to make its debut broadcast with a performance of Bach’s St John Passion.
The production premiered in London on March 5 and was due to tour nationally.
However the tour was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with ETO making a commitment to honour the company’s fees for the tour.
The free broadcast of the production will take place on the company’s YouTube channel on April 12 at 4pm.
It weaves together footage of the live performance at the Hackney Empire with 90 individual video contributions made by choir members in isolation.
St John Passion is directed by James Conway with conductor Jonathan Peter Kenny.
English Touring Opera is set to release other digital content in the coming weeks including other performances; interactive insight talks; signing lessons for children and adults; and music projects for people with special educational needs and disabilities.