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The Mikado

  • Directed by: Thom Southerland
  • Written by: W S Gilbert (lyrics)

A Noel Coward-inspired, re-conceived take on Gilbert and Sullivan's popular operetta, featuring Rebecca Caine as Katisha and Mark Heenehan as The Mikado. Directed by Thom Southerland.

Charing Cross Theatre, London WC2N

Sat 29 Nov

£10–£22.50 / 08444 930 650

Sat 6 Dec

£10–£22.50 / 08444 930 650

Sat 13 Dec

£10–£22.50 / 08444 930 650

…and 7 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

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

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

Italian Opera Scenes

Students from the Morley Opera School perform Italian opera, directed by Alice Farnham.

Morley College, London SE1

Sat 20 Dec

£8 (£6) / 020 7928 8501

The Merry Widow: TWODS

An operetta by composer Franz Lehar which tells the story of a young rich widow, and her countrymen's attempt to keep her money in the Principality of Pontevedro, to avoid State bankruptcy, by finding her the 'right husband'.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 29 Nov

£13 / 01892 530613

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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

Amazing Arias

A performance by student singers.

The Holburne Museum, Bath

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£5 / 01225 388588

Charles Court Opera: Ruddigore

  • Directed by: John Savournin
  • Written by: Sullivan

John Savournin directs a small-scale performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's Gothic spoof, with musical direction by pianist David Eaton.

King's Head, London N1

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10 preview; £19.50 ( £18; £18; £15; Children £15 under 18s) / 020 7478 0160

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

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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

The English Opera In Mozart’s London

  • Directed by: Ian Page (cond)
  • Written by: Bates

The Orchestra Of Classical Opera performs a programme of highlights from the operas that were performed at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane during Mozart's time in London.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Sat 21 Feb 2015

Milton Court Concert Hall

£12–£30 / 020 7638 8891

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

Hansel & Gretel

  • Directed by: Penelope Cliff
  • Written by: David Pountney

The Pimlott Foundation presents Humperdinck's fairy tale opera. A professional cast and orchestra is joined by a youth chorus and ensemble from local schools. Directed by Penelope Cliff.

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£10 preview; £10–£25 (£8.50–£10) / 01206 573948

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Hereford Gilbert And Sullivan Society: Pirates Of Penzance

The multi-award winning company presents a production of the ever popular operetta.

Courtyard, Hereford

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£14; £16; £14 (£14; £12) / 01432 340555

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

…and 4 more dates until 15 Mar 2015

Merry Opera: Handel's Messiah

John Ramster directs the ensemble in a performance of the German composer's popular seasonal work.

Revelation St Mary's, Ashford

Sun 30 Nov

£16; £14 adv (Children £10 under 16s; Children £8 adv, under 16s) / 07548 679199

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

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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

Raucous Rossini

Rossini's one-act comedy La Cambiale di Matrimonio, his very first professional opera, performed by six singers and a 19-piece orchestra conducted by Maximillian Fane.

Merchants House of Glasgow

Thu 12 Feb 2015

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

Royal Opera House: Onegin

John Cranko’s adaptation of Pushkin’s verse-novel, set to music by Tchaikovsky.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£4–£97 / 020 7304 4000

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£4–£97 / 020 7304 4000

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£4–£77 / 020 7304 4000

…and 2 more dates until 27 Feb 2015

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake

The all-time epic Romantic ballet, with Tchaikovsky's iconic score.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£5–£125 / 020 7304 4000

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£5–£125 / 020 7304 4000

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£5–£125 / 020 7304 4000

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