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English National Opera: The Pearl Fishers

  • Directed by: Penny Woolcock
  • Written by: Bizet

Jean-Luc Tingaud conducts a performance of Bizet's tale of a friendship that is tested by love. Directed by Penny Woolcock, and starring Sophie Bevan as Leila and John Tessier as Nadir.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sat 28 Jun

£31–£113 / 0871 911 0200

Sat 5 Jul

£31–£113 / 0871 911 0200

English National Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte

  • Directed by: Phelim McDermott
  • Written by: Mozart

Ryan Wigglesworth conducts Mozart's farcical tale about two men who test the fidelity of their lovers. Conducted by Phelim McDermott. A co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sun 6 Jul

£31–£113 / 0871 911 0200

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.

An Afternoon At The Opera: Music For Everyone: Verdi, Mascagni

  • Directed by: Angela Kay (cond)
  • Written by: Mascagni

Angela Kay conducts choruses and solos from various operas, including the Anvil Chorus from Verdi's Il Trovatore and 'The Easter Hymn' from Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni.

Albert Hall, Nottingham

Sun 29 Jun

£8 / 0115 950 0411

  • 16:00

Bingley Gilbert & Sullivan Society: The Yeomen Of The Guard

The company presents Gilbert and Sullivan's 16th century-set operetta in which the action takes place at the Tower Of London.

Bingley Arts Centre

Sat 3 May

£9–£12; £9–£12; £9–£12 (£7.50–£10; £10) / 01274 567983

  • 15:00 – 16:00
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La Calisto

By Francesco Cavalli Libretto by Giovanni Faustini

Upstairs At The Gatehouse, London N6

Sat 26 Apr

£23 (£21) / 020 8340 3488

  • 14:30 – 17:00

Sun 27 Apr

£23 (£21) / 020 8340 3488

  • 16:00 – 18:30

Sat 3 May

£23 (£21) / 020 8340 3488

  • 14:30 – 17:00

Sun 4 May

£23 (£21) / 020 8340 3488

  • 16:00 – 18:30

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

Carl Rosa Opera: HMS Pinafore

  • Written by: Gilbert and Sullivan

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

Theatre Royal, Bath

Wed 30 Apr

£24.50–£35.50; £24.50–£31.50; £26.50–£37.50 / 01225 448844

  • 14:30

Sat 3 May

£24.50–£35.50; £24.50–£31.50; £26.50–£37.50 / 01225 448844

  • 14:30

Charles Court Opera: Patience

  • Directed by: John Savournin
  • Written by: Arthur Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan's two-act comic opera, which takes a satirical look at the British aesthetic movement of the 1870s. Directed by John Savournin.

King's Head, London N1

Sat 28 Jun

£10; £22.50–£25 ( £19.50; £19.50; £16.50; Children £16.50 under 18s) / 020 7478 0160

  • 14:00

City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra: Der Rosenkavalier

  • Directed by: Andris Nelsons (cond)
  • Written by: Richard Strauss

Andris Nelsons conducts Richard Strauss's comic opera where the beautiful Marschallin and her teenage lover are about to discover that a single silver rose can turn the world upside down. Sung in German with English surtitles.

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Sat 24 May

£24.50–£55 / 0121 345 0600

  • 16:00
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Cox & Box & The Cardinal: BROC

Birmingham Repertory Opera Company present a double-bill of one-act comedy capers!

The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Sat 26 Apr

£8 (£7) / 0121 200 0946

  • 14:30

Diva Gigs: A Week In The Life Of A Diva

A fusion of opera, comical story telling and humorous songs, put through the one-woman blender of Birmingham Conservatoire trained, Black Country spawned, soprano and comedian: Sarah-Ann Cromwell.

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Sun 27 Apr

£7 (Children £6; Children £6 ages 16-19; £6) / 0121 446 3232

  • 15:00

East Norfolk Operatic Society: H.M.S. Pinafore and Trial By Jury

  • Directed by: Sheila Tuffield

Sheila Tuffield directs two of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operas. H.M.S. Pinafore involves a love story and takes place aboard the British ship H.M.S. Pinafore. Trial By Jury tells the tale of a breach of promise in a marriage.

Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich

Sat 10 May

£12 / 01603 620917

  • 14:30

Eastbourne Gilbert & Sullivan Society: The Pirates Of Penzance

  • Written by: Sullivan

The group performs Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta about a love affair between a pirate and a general's daughter.

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Wed 7 May

£10–£15 (£9–£14) / 01323 412000

  • 14:30

Sat 10 May

£10–£15 (£9–£14) / 01323 412000

  • 14:30

Eastleigh Operatic & Musical Society: Ruddigore

  • Written by: Gilbert and Sullivan

David Tatnall directs Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera about bad baronets, witches' curses and complex love stories.

The Point, Eastleigh

Sat 10 May

£12 (£10; Children £5 under 16s) / 023 8065 2333

  • 14:30
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The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess

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

Timothy Sheader directs George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin's landmark opera about a crippled beggar, who vows to save a stevedore's wife from ruin and the demons of her tortured past. Featuring the songs I Got Plenty Of Nothing, It Ain't Necessarily So, I Loves You Porgy and Summertime.

The Open Air Theatre, London NW1

Sat 19 Jul

£23–£43 preview, Premium Seats £55; £25–£45 Premium Seats £55 / 0844 826 4242

  • 14:15

Sat 26 Jul

£23–£43 preview, Premium Seats £55; £25–£45 Premium Seats £55 / 0844 826 4242

  • 14:15

Thu 31 Jul

£23–£43 preview, Premium Seats £55; £25–£45 Premium Seats £55 / 0844 826 4242

  • 14:15
…and 7 more dates until 23 Aug

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.

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Sat 28 Jun

£12.50–£27.50; £16.50–£31.50 / 01902 429212

  • 14:30

The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: The Mikado

  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

A performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Far Eastern tale of love and bumbling bureaucrats, with a good dose of audience participation.

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Wed 18 Jun

£18–£28 (£16–£26; Children £15) / 01322 220000

  • 14:30

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

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.

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Wed 25 Jun

£16.50–£31.50; £12.50–£27.50 / 01902 429212

  • 14:30
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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

Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: The Pirates Of Penzance

  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

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

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Wed 11 Jun

£24; £27 (£25; £25) / 0151 666 0000

  • 14:30

Glyndebourne Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

  • Directed by: Robin Ticciati
  • Written by: Richard Strauss

Robin Ticciati conducts Richard Strauss's comic opera where the beautiful Marschallin (performed by Kate Royal) and her teenage lover discover that a single silver rose can turn the world upside down. Direction by Richard Jones. Sung in German with English supertitles.

Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes

Sat 17 May

£20–£215 4.35pm-9.40pm; £30–£250 3.20pm-8.25pm / 01273 813813

  • 16:35 – 21:40

Sun 18 May

£20–£215 4.35pm-9.40pm; £30–£250 3.20pm-8.25pm / 01273 813813

  • 16:35 – 21:40

Mon 19 May

£20–£215 4.35pm-9.40pm; £30–£250 3.20pm-8.25pm / 01273 813813

  • 16:35 – 21:40
…and 21 more dates until 3 Jul

Glyndebourne Opera: Don Giovanni

  • Directed by: Andres Orozco-Estrada
  • Written by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jonathan Kent's staging of Mozart's tale of dissolution and retribution, conducted by Andres Orozco-Estrada. Elliot Madore sings the title role opposite Serena Farnocchia as the vengeful Donna Anna. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes

Sun 13 Jul

£20–£215 / 01273 813813

  • 15:55 – 20:25

Glyndebourne Opera: Eugene Onegin

  • Directed by: Omer Meir Wellber
  • Written by: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Omer Meir Wellber conducts Tchaikovsky's opera based on Alexander Pushkin's novel, telling the story of a wealthy young man who lives to regret his dismissal of a young woman's love. With Andrei Bondarenko in the title role. Sung in Russian with English supertitles.

Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes

Sun 18 May

£20–£250 / 01273 813813

  • 15:50 – 20:25

Sun 25 May

£20–£250 / 01273 813813

  • 15:50 – 20:25

Sun 29 Jun

£20–£250 / 01273 813813

  • 15:50 – 20:25
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