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Les Troyens

Mariinsky Opera presents a view of the Trojan's ancient world with conductor Valery Gergiev and director Yannis Kokkos. This production is sung in French with English supertitles.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 28 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fri 29 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 30 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

OperaUpClose: La Traviata

  • Directed by: Robin Norton-Hale
  • Written by: Verdi

Verdi's tragic drama about a scandalous love affair from Olivier Award-winning company OperaUpClose.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sat 23 Aug

£15; £25; £29.50 (£22.50; £25) / 020 7478 0100

  • 14:00

Sun 24 Aug

£15; £25; £29.50 (£22.50; £25) / 020 7478 0100

  • 17:00

Sat 30 Aug

£15; £25; £29.50 (£22.50; £25) / 020 7478 0100

  • 14:00
…and 5 more dates until 14 Sep

Bampton Classical Opera: Gluck, Bertoni

  • Directed by: Jeremy Gray
  • Written by: Bertoni

Bampton Classical Opera Presents Gluck 'Il Parnaso confuso' and Bertoni 'Orfeo' double-bill. By popular demand, we welcome back the Bampton Opera for this very special summer musical evening with an intriguing double-bill to mark the 300th birthday of one of the most lyrical of eighteenth-century opera composers.

Westonbirt School, Tetbury

Mon 25 Aug

£32 (Children £16 adv, under 16s) / 020 7963 1116

  • 17:00

Cambridge University G. & S. Society: H.M.S. Pinafore

  • Written by: A Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan's satirical opera.

Minack Theatre And Exhibition Centre, Penzance

Tue 16 Sep

£9–£11.50 (Children £5–£6; Children £5–£6 under 15s) / 01736 810181

  • 14:00

Thu 18 Sep

£9–£11.50 (Children £5–£6; Children £5–£6 under 15s) / 01736 810181

  • 14:00
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Cox & Box: Mrs Bouncer's Legacy

  • Written by: F.C. Burnand

A reinvention of Sir Arthur Sullivan's comic opera featuring a new second act by Chris Monks and Richard Atkinson.

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Sun 24 Aug

£5–£24.50 / 01723 370541

  • 15:00

Thu 28 Aug

£5–£24.50 / 01723 370541

  • 13:45

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

  • 15:00

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: The Indian Queen

  • Directed by: Peter Sellars
  • Written by: Purcell

Peter Sellars directs a new retelling of Purcell's unfinished opera about the clashes between the Europeans and the Mayans from a female's perspective. Conducted by Laurence Cummings and starring Julia Bullock as Teculihuatzin/Dona Luisa, Lucy Crowe as Dona Isabel and Thomas Walker as Don Pedrarias Davila.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£12–£109 / 0871 911 0200

  • 15:00
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The Food Of Love: A Feast Of Opera

  • Written by: Hammerstein

Commemorating the centenary of the First World War and the 40th anniversary of the theatre. The show features songs from the war as well as classics from Mozart, Gilbert and Sullivan and Rodgers and Hammerstein and favourites such as Nessun Dorma.

Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford

Fri 19 Sep

£13.50 (Children £12.50; £12.50; £12.50) / 020 8553 4466

  • 15:00

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Mon 25 Aug

£22–£60 (£20–£58; Children £11–£15 under 15s) / 01423 500500

  • 14:30

The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: Iolanthe

  • Directed by: Simon Butteriss (dir)
  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

A performance of Gilbert And Sullivan's satirical opera.

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Tue 26 Aug

£22–£60 (£20–£58; Children £11–£30 under 15s) / 01423 500500

  • 14:30

The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: Pirates Of Penzance/Trial By Jury

  • Directed by: John Savournin (dir)

A Gilbert and Sullivan double-bill directed by John Savournin, with the tale of a fated romance between a pirate and the General's daughter and a special performance of Trial by Jury presented in Portuguese.

Harrogate Theatre

Mon 25 Aug

£22–£30 / 01423 502116

  • 14:30 – 19:30

The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: The Mikado

  • Written by: Sullivan

A performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's tale of love set in the fictitious Japanese town of Titipu. Starring Simon Butteriss, Bruce Graham and Sylvia Clarke.

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Sat 23 Aug

£22–£60 (£20–£58; Children £11–£15 under 15s) / 01423 500500

  • 14:30
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The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: The Pirates Of Penzance

  • Directed by: John Savournin (dir)
  • Written by: Gilbert

John Savournin directs a performance of Gilbert And Sullivan's popular comedy, which tells the tale of a fated romance between a pirate and the General's daughter.

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Sun 24 Aug

£22–£60 / 01423 500500

  • 14:30

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

  • 14:00

Milton Keynes Theatre

Thu 20 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 871 7652

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Thu 13 Nov

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

  • 14:00

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Glyndebourne Opera: La Traviata

  • Directed by: Tom Cairns
  • Written by: Giuseppe Verdi

Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes

Sat 4 Oct

£10–£71 phone for availability / 01273 813813

  • 16:00

Sat 11 Oct

£10–£71 phone for availability / 01273 813813

  • 16:00

Wed 22 Oct

£10–£71 phone for availability / 01273 813813

  • 16:00

Sat 25 Oct

£10–£71 phone for availability / 01273 813813

  • 16:00

Glyndebourne Opera: Rinaldo

  • Directed by: Ottavio Dantone
  • Written by: George Frideric Handel

Ottavio Dantone conducts and Robert Carsen directs Handel's tale of the love between Rinaldo and Almirena to the background of the siege of Jerusalem.

Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes

Fri 22 Aug

£15–£160 / 01273 813813

  • 17:00 – 21:40

Sun 24 Aug

£15–£160 / 01273 813813

  • 15:45 – 20:25

Harrogate G & S Society: HMS Pinafore

  • Written by: Gilbert and Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan's tale that pokes fun at the Royal Navy, parliamentary politics and the rise of unqualified people to positions of authority.

Regent Centre, Christchurch

Sat 27 Sep

£14 (£13) / 01202 499199

  • 14:30
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Harrogate Gilbert And Sullivan Society: HMS Pinafore

Gilbert and Sullivan's evergreen satirical opera about the love between a lowly sailor and a captain's daughter.

Harrogate Theatre

Fri 22 Aug

£15 (£13; Children £7.50 under 15s) / 01423 502116

  • 14:30

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

Iolanthe

An amateur production of Gilbert And Sullivan's satirical opera, which juxtaposes the British establishment with the chorus of fairies and their Queen.

YMCA Theatre, Scarborough

Sun 21 Sep

Phone for prices / 01723 506750

  • 15:00

London Opera: Carmen

  • Directed by: Robin Pieta

Set in the gay community of liberal 1920s Spain, Don Jose is the central character in the Secret Opera reworking of Bizet's tragic opera. With the shackles of maternal and religious influence removed, there is nothing to prevent Don Jose from taking what he has always wanted. Sung in English with piano accompaniment by…

Rosemary Branch Theatre, London N1

Wed 24 Sep

£15 (£12) / 020 7704 6665

  • 15:00

Wed 1 Oct

£15 (£12) / 020 7704 6665

  • 15:00

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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