Afternoon events, Music, Opera

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Petts Wood Operatic Society: Iolanthe

An alternative take on the Gilbert and Sullivan work, inspired by the Profumo Affair, but complete with all the original music and lyrics.

The Stag Community Arts Centre, Sevenoaks

Sat 29 Nov

£14–£16 / 01732 450 175

Carmen

Fife Opera bring the classic production to life.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 8 Nov

£15 (£13; Children £7) / 01592 583302

  • 15:00 Carmen Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Opera South: La Traviata

  • Written by: Rossini

A performance of Verdi's famous and ever-popular opera. By kind permission, the opera is sung in David Pountney's English translation for ENO, by a cast of top young professional singers who have worked at companies including Glyndebourne, Opera North and Garsington.

Haslemere Hall

Sun 2 Nov

£27–£35 / 01428 661793

Amazing Arias

A performance by student singers.

The Holburne Museum, Bath

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£5 / 01225 388588

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English National Opera Co-production: Orfeo

  • Directed by: Tom Morris

Tom Morris directs a showcase for young British operatic talent, in which one of the world's oldest musical dramas is presented in the intimate setting of the UK's oldest continuously working theatre. Conducted by Chris Bucknall.

Bristol Old Vic

Sun 19 Apr 2015

£5–£40 / 0117 987 7877

English National Opera: La Boheme

  • Directed by: Gianluca Marciano (cond)
  • Written by: Puccini

Puccini's tragic love story of doomed 19th century hipsters.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sun 30 Nov

£16–£125 / 0871 911 0200

Sat 6 Dec

£16–£125 / 0871 911 0200

English National Opera: Mastersingers of Nuremburg

  • Directed by: Richard Jones (dir)
  • Written by: Wagner

The ENO performs Wagner’s popular opera.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£38.75–£176.25 / 0871 911 0200

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£38.75–£176.25 / 0871 911 0200

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£38.75–£176.25 / 0871 911 0200

…and 5 more dates until 10 Mar 2015

English National Opera: Xerxes

  • Directed by: Michael Hofstetter (cond)
  • Written by: Handel

Handel's opera in three acts.

Longborough Festival Opera, Moreton-in-Marsh

Sun 26 Jul 2015

£30–£200 / 01451 830292

Free Choral and Orchestral Concert

Concert from singers and players involved in the Yarn Market Hotel's music week.

Yarn Market Hotel, Minehead

Sat 15 Aug 2015

Free / 06143 821425

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Fulham Opera: Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi

Fulham Opera present a fully staged production of Falstaff, Giuseppe Verdi's final opera.

St John's Fulham, London SW6

Sun 9 Nov

£10–£20 / 020 7385 7634

Sun 16 Nov

£10–£20 / 020 7385 7634

The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: HMS Pinafore

  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta set on board a ship and tells the tale of the Captain's daughter falling in love with a lowly sailor.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£18.50–£19.50; £19–£20; £20–£21 / 01604 624 811

Glyndebourne Opera: La Finta Giardiniera

  • Directed by: Frederic Wake-Walker
  • Written by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart's story of violent passions and reunited love.

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Thu 6 Nov

£14.50 / 01227 787787

Milton Keynes Theatre

Thu 20 Nov

£25–£75 / 0844 871 7652

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Thu 13 Nov

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

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The Indian Queen

The English National Opera present Purcell's unfinished work. Directed by Peter Sellars.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£31.25–£131.25 / 0871 911 0200

Madam Butterfly

Oliver Gooch conducts a performance of the classic Puccini opera, in which an American soldier takes part in a marriage of convenience to a young Japanese woman.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£39–£68 / 020 7589 8212

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£39–£68 / 020 7589 8212

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£39–£68 / 020 7589 8212

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Marriage of Figaro

  • Directed by: Fiona Shaw (dir)
  • Written by: Mozart

A fun interpretation of Mozart's opera, presented by English National Opera.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sun 23 Nov

£31.25–£147 / 0871 911 0200

The Merry Widow

  • Directed by: Stefan Janski(cond)

The RNCM Opera Orchestra and RNCM Chorus perform Franz Leha's effervescent operetta which tells the story of a wealthy young widow being courted by various suitors in fin-de-siecle Paris. Conducted by Wyn Davis and directed by Stefan Janski.

Royal Northern College Of Music, Manchester

Sun 7 Dec

£21–£34; £23–£36 / 0161 907 5555

MUMS Lunchtime Concert: Opera Scenes: Alex Robinson

  • Written by: Alex Robinson

Student musicians perform a selection of chamber works including extracts from the new student opera, Alex Robinson's Messalina.

Martin Harris Centre For Music And Drama, The University Of Manchester

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0161 275 8951

New Sussex Opera: Oberon

  • Written by: Weber

A 3-act romantic opera in English with spoken dialogue and music by Carl Maria von Weber.

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Sun 23 Nov

£20–£32 (Children £12) / 01323 412000

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players: The Pirates Of Penzance

  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan's comedy opera telling the tale of the ill-fated romance between a pirate and a General's daughter.

The Playhouse, Halifax

Sat 8 Nov

£12 (Children £10; £10; £10) / 01422 365998

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OperaUpClose: La Boheme

  • Directed by: Robin Norton-Hale
  • Written by: Giacomo Puccini

An aspiring novelist falls for an immigrant cleaner in Robin Norton-Hale's retelling of Puccini's tragic tale.

King's Head, London N1

Sat 20 Dec

£22.50 ( £19.50; £19.50; £16.50; Children £16.50 under 18s) / 020 7478 0160

Wed 24 Dec

£22.50 ( £19.50; £19.50; £16.50; Children £16.50 under 18s) / 020 7478 0160

Sat 27 Dec

£22.50 ( £19.50; £19.50; £16.50; Children £16.50 under 18s) / 020 7478 0160

…and 2 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

OperaUpClose: The Barber Of Seville

  • Directed by: Robin Norton-Hale

Doctor Bartleby has designs on his ward Rosina but she is interested in the attentions of a handsome stranger. Meanwhile Figaro, the barber who knows everyone's business can fix your hair and love life with ease.

King's Head, London N1

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£22.50 ( £19.50; £19.50; £16.50; Children £16.50 under 18s) / 020 7478 0160

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£22.50 ( £19.50; £19.50; £16.50; Children £16.50 under 18s) / 020 7478 0160

OperaUpClose: The Elixir Of Love

  • Directed by: Valentina Ceschi
  • Written by: Donizetti

Valentina Ceschi directs the company to perform Donizetti's comic opera of unrequited love and magical potions. Sung in English.

King's Head, London N1

Sat 6 Dec

£22.50 ( £19.50; £19.50; £16.50; Children £16.50 under 18s) / 020 7478 0160

Sat 13 Dec

£22.50 ( £19.50; £19.50; £16.50; Children £16.50 under 18s) / 020 7478 0160

OperaUpClose: The Marriage Of Figaro

  • Directed by: Sarah Tipple
  • Written by: Mozart

Sarah Tipple directs this production of Mozart's opera buffo about the eponymous nuptials and other complications. Sung in English.

King's Head, London N1

Sat 8 Nov

£22.50 (£19.50) / 020 7478 0160

The Orchestra of Scottish Opera in Concert

The Orchestra of Scottish Opera plays regular concerts of instrumental music. Booking is essential.

St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow

Wed 12 Nov

£13 (£10) / 0141 559 5902

Michael Christie conducts work by Mozart and Sibelius, featuring soloist Sarah Power.

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