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Royal Opera: Rigoletto

David McVicar captures the corruption of innocence at the heart of Verdi's tragedy.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Sat 20 Sep

£7–£190 / 020 7304 4000

Sun 21 Sep

£7–£190 / 020 7304 4000

Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Operatic Society: The Pirates Of Penzance

  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan's tale of Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates and then meets Mabel and falls in love.

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Thu 23 Oct

£13.50 / 0844 406 8666

  • 14:30

Sat 25 Oct

£13.50 / 0844 406 8666

  • 14:30

The Royal Opera: I Due Foscari

  • Directed by: Thaddeus Strassberger
  • Written by: Verdi

Verdi's tragedy about a father who has to choose between his family and his work.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Sun 2 Nov

£10–£235 / 020 7304 4000

Andrew McTaggart

Emerging baritone in recital.

Merchants House of Glasgow

Thu 16 Oct

£8 (£7; students & children £4) / 0141 221 1876

The programme is A Century of English Song, with pieces by composers such as Quilter and Gurney.

  • 12:45

Carmen

Fife Opera bring the classic production to life.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 8 Nov

£15 (£13; Children £7) / 01592 583302

  • 15:00

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 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

  • 14:30

The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa

Sat 25 Oct

£13 / 01926 334 418

  • 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

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

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

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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

…and 4 more dates until 15 Mar 2015

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

Marton Operatic Society: The Yeomen Of The Guard

  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan's classic work, featuring strong drama and comic relief. Follow the fate of a soldier under sentence of death as he is rescued from the Tower of London.

Lowther Pavillion, Lytham St. Annes

Sat 11 Oct

£12 (Children £6) / 01253 658666

  • 14:30
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The Metropolitan Opera: The Barber of Seville

A onstage performance of the opera.

Abbeygate Cinema, Bury St Edmunds

Wed 26 Nov

0871 902 5722

  • 13:30

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

  • 13:10 – 14:00

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

  • 15:00

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

  • 14:30

Opera Danube Young Artists Recital

Lauren Zolezzi and Elinor Rolfe Johnson, soprano, Kate Symonds Joy, mezzo soprano, Thomas Herford, tenor, Dominic Sedgwick, baritone and Rob Gildon, bass baritone perform a selection of opera extracts.

St John's Smith Square, London SW1P

Thu 9 Oct

£10 / 020 7222 1061

  • 13:05
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