English Touring Opera are bringing two new productions, La Duenna and Promised End, to the De La Warr Pavilion, writes Andrew Kay
This summer saw audiences lapping up a slice of Sheridan as part of the Chichester Festival Theatre, which staged his very personal view of theatre in The Critic. And it would seem that Sheridan was not shy of using personal thoughts and material in his works. In the late 1770s, Sheridan became aware that opera was becoming the most popular theatrical form and set about writing La Duenna, the plot of which closely mimics his own personal situation and elopement with Elizabeth Linley, a relationship that her musician father did not approve of.
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