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Kelvingrove Bandstand Closing Ceremony Celebration

A musical showcase to celebrate the end of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games starting with a new commission from Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, performing with Tam Dean Burn and multi-instrumentalist Corey Mwamba. Also on the bill are Sirens of Titan choir and McOpera Ensemble with works by Edward Elgar and Frank Bridge…

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Sun 3 Aug

£10 (£5; Family £6–£6.65 each)

  • 17:00

Scottish Opera: Madama Butterfly

Puccini's famous tale of Cio-Cio San and her abandonment by her dashing American husband, in a revival by Elaine Kidd of the highly successful 2000 production originally directed by David McVicar.

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Sun 3 Aug

£11–£73 / 0844 871 7647

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.

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

Thu 7 Aug

£5–£24.50 / 01723 370541

  • 13:45

Sun 10 Aug

£5–£24.50 / 01723 370541

  • 15:00

Thu 21 Aug

£5–£24.50 / 01723 370541

  • 13:45
…and 2 more dates until 28 Aug

The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: The Mikado

  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera in two acts, tells the tale of the son of the Mikado who is betrothed to an elderly woman, however upon escaping court and disguising himself as a travelling musician, falls in love with a young woman.

Malvern Theatres

Sat 9 Aug

Festival Theatre

£9–£32; £9–£26 / 01684 892277

  • 14:30
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Harrogate Theatre

Thu 14 Aug

£12–£15 (£10–£13) / 01423 502116

  • 14:30

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

The Choker

Punk legend Jude Alderson composes and directs her first opera THE CHOKER - a witty, savage tale for our times. With bankruptcy rates among young women rising, this Cinderella in reverse story, questions our 'put it on the plastic' ethos.

Central Saint Martins, London N1C

Sun 3 Aug

£7.50

  • 15:00 – 16:00

Dauntless Theatre: The Gondoliers

  • Written by: Gilbert and Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera reflecting on the values of monarchy and Republicanism as a young bride arrives in Venice to join her husband, only to find he has gone missing.

Harrogate Theatre

Fri 15 Aug

£12–£15 (£10–£13; Children £6–£7.50 under 15s) / 01423 502116

  • 14:30
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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

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

Fallen Faries Semi-Staged

  • Written by: Gilbert

Gilbert's comic opera in two acts, displaying the ensuing consequences when an all-female world is disrupted by men and the romantic complications they bring.

Harrogate Theatre

Tue 12 Aug

£18–£22 (£16–£20; Children £9–£11 under 15s) / 01423 502116

  • 14:30

Festival Youth Production: The Mikado

Young people from both the UK and abroad present this performance of the Gilbert and Sullivan romantic operetta, set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu.

Harrogate Theatre

Sat 16 Aug

£18–£22 (£16–£20) / 01423 502116

  • 14:30
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The Food Of Love: A Feast Of Opera

  • Written by: Hammerstein

Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford

Fri 19 Sep

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

  • 15:00

The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess

  • Directed by: Timothy Sheader
  • Written by: George Gershwin

George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, in the recent adaptation by Suzan-Lori Parks and Diedre Murray.

The Open Air Theatre, London NW1

Thu 31 Jul

£50–£56.25 / 0844 826 4242

Sat 2 Aug

£50–£56.25 / 0844 826 4242

Thu 7 Aug

£50–£56.25 / 0844 826 4242

…and 3 more dates until 16 Aug

The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: Iolanthe

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

A performance of Gilbert And Sullivan's satirical opera.

Harrogate Theatre

Mon 18 Aug

£12–£15 (£10–£13; Children £6–£7.50 under 15s) / 01423 502116

  • 14:30

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Sat 16 Aug

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

  • 14:30

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.

Harrogate Theatre

Sat 16 Aug

£18–£22 (£16–£20; Children £9–£11 under 15s) / 01423 502116

  • 14:30

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Sat 2 Aug

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

  • 14:30

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.

Harrogate Theatre

Thu 14 Aug

£12–£15 (£10–£13; Children £6–£7.50 under 15s) / 01423 502116

  • 14:30

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Sun 24 Aug

£22–£60 / 01423 500500

  • 14:30

The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: 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.

Malvern Theatres

Wed 6 Aug

Festival Theatre

£9–£29 / 01684 892277

  • 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.

Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes

Sun 3 Aug

£40–£215 / 01273 813813

  • 15:50 – 20:25

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

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Glyndebourne Opera: La Traviata

  • Directed by: David Afkham
  • Written by: Giuseppe Verdi

Tom Cairns directs Verdi's tragic drama about a scandalous love affair. Conducted by Mark Elder / David Afkham (Aug 13, 16, 20 and 23), with Venera Gimadieva as Violetta Valery and Michael Fabiano as Alfredo Germont. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes

Sun 10 Aug

£95–£250 / 01273 813813

  • 16:35 – 20:25

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

Thu 14 Aug

£15–£160 / 01273 813813

  • 17:00 – 21:40

Sun 17 Aug

£15–£160 / 01273 813813

  • 15:45 – 20:25

Tue 19 Aug

£15–£160 / 01273 813813

  • 17:00 – 21:40
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