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ETO: Lyric Solitude 3

Saturday 24 October, 3pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Part of Weekend Concerts at Snape

Saturday 24 October 2020 - 3.00pm

English Touring Opera present Tippett's Boyhood’s End and The Heart’s Assurance, alongside Britten's The Holy Sonnets of John Donne.

The drama of living in a state of war runs through this programme, featuring responses in movement made to the music and poetry. Thomas Elwin (tenor) is the soloist in the ecstatic Boyhood’s End (1943), to which Paul Chantry and Rae Piper make response in dance. Elwin is also the soloist in The Heart’s Assurance – the most remarkable and fearless setting of poetry by young men who fought and died in WW2. These poems, thrusting sensual desire into a landscape of death, finds response in movement by Bernadette Iglich.

Iglich also sets Britten’s eloquent, searing response to what he saw at the concentration camp at Belsen at the end of the war in The Holy Sonnets of John Donne. Donne’s sonnets ravish and twist, and call out for love and understanding. They are sung by tenor Richard Dowling.

“Remember your lovers who gave you more than love”

– Sidney Keyes


Thomas Elwin tenor
Richard Dowling tenor
Ian Tindale piano
Paul Chantry dancer
Rae Piper choreography
Bernadette Iglich movement

Tippett Boyhood’s End
Britten Holy Sonnets of John Donne
Tippett The Heart’s Assurance


Tickets for this concert go on sale at 10am on Saturday 17 October. Maximum 4 tickets per household.


We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience live music again, and so the afternoon performances will be ‘Pay What You Can’, meaning you can see amazing live music at a price that you feel able to afford.

Food & Drink

Enjoy stone baked pizza in the heated tipi (pre-booking essential) or a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, bar snacks and nibbles from the Concert Hall Café and Bar.

Your safety and that of our artists and staff is our top priority and so some things will be different to what you’re used to. Key changes are:

  • Reduced capacity in the Concert Hall, with socially distant seating. Tickets are limited to 4 per household.
  • Shorter performances with no interval.
  • Audience members will need to wear face-coverings (unless they are exempt as per the Government’s guidelines).
  • No printed material – no tickets, programmes, or programme notes.
  • Clear signs and helpful staff to make your visit straightforward.
  • Regular and thorough cleaning, with hand sanitiser for you.

Read the full Covid-safe concert information

Venue Address:

Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP