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The Royal Opera: Idomeneo

Mozart's early masterpiece is directed by Martin Kušej.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Mon 3 Nov

£7–£163 / 020 7304 4000

Thu 6 Nov

£7–£163 / 020 7304 4000

Mon 10 Nov

£7–£163 / 020 7304 4000

…and 3 more dates until 24 Nov

Scottish Opera: La Cenerentola

Kind and generous Angelina is forced to work for her nasty stepsisters. One day the word comes that Prince Ramiro will be having a spectacular ball; the stepsisters are delighted, but when they get to the ball, who's this mysterious veiled lady? Yes, La Cenerentola is Rossini's non-supernatural take on the Cinderella…

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Tue 4 Nov

£24.50–£54 / 01463 234234

Wed 5 Nov

£24.50–£54 / 01463 234234

Thu 6 Nov

£24.50–£54 / 01463 234234

…and 2 more dates until 8 Nov

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 13 Nov

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 19 Nov

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 22 Nov

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Thu 30 Oct

£10–£54 / 01224 641122

Fri 31 Oct

£10–£54 / 01224 641122

Sat 1 Nov

£10–£54 / 01224 641122

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Bodycorps: The Anatomy Of Melancholy

A modern opera with a libretto by Finn Beames and music by Benjamin Tassie, which explores depression, genetics and Renaissance medicine. The work, featuring song, speech and projected images, is inspired by the 17th century text book written by Robert Burton.

Testbed 1, London SW11

Fri 24 Oct

£12.50

Sat 25 Oct

£12.50

English Touring Opera: The Wild Man Of The West Indies

  • Written by: Donizetti

Sung in Italian with English surtitles visible from all seats. The Wild Man Of The West Indies is based on an episode in Don Quixote, it is a love story of

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£6.50–£35 / 01603 630000

Opera North: The Marriage Of Figaro

Perhaps Mozart's most perfect opera, The Marriage of Figaro sets up one of the most tortuous love pentagons in dramatic history: Figaro loves Susanna, who loves him back, but who is lusted after in turn by the Count, whose wife the Countess loves him even though he's unfaithful, and who in turn is lusted after by the…

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Thu 19 Mar 2015

£17–£49 / 028 9024 0411

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£17–£49 / 028 9024 0411

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£15–£68 / 0844 848 2700

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£15–£68 / 0844 848 2700

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£15–£68 / 0844 848 2700

…and 4 more dates until 27 Feb 2015

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 10 Mar 2015

Lyric Theatre

£19.50–£60 / 08432 086000

Sat 14 Mar 2015

Lyric Theatre

£19.50–£60 / 08432 086000

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Royal opera House: Der Fliegende Hollander

Wagner's tale of the mysterious captain and his relationship with the unhappy Senta. Conducted by Andris Nelsons.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£9–£190 / 020 7304 4000

Mon 9 Feb 2015

£9–£190 / 020 7304 4000

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£9–£190 / 020 7304 4000

…and 3 more dates until 24 Feb 2015

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

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£4–£97 / 020 7304 4000

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£4–£97 / 020 7304 4000

…and 7 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

Tue 10 Feb 2015

£6–£125 / 020 7304 4000

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£5–£125 / 020 7304 4000

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£5–£125 / 020 7304 4000

…and 13 more dates until 9 Apr 2015

Royal Opera House: Tristan und Isolde

Wagner's story of illicit love conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Fri 5 Dec

£9–£200 / 020 7304 4000

Mon 8 Dec

£9–£200 / 020 7304 4000

Thu 11 Dec

£9–£200 / 020 7304 4000

Wed 17 Dec

£9–£200 / 020 7304 4000

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The Royal Opera: L'Elisir D'Amore

  • Directed by: Bruno Campanella
  • Written by: Gaetano Donizetti

Gaetano Donizetti's opera about love's twists and turns.

Number 8 Community Arts Centre, Pershore

Fri 28 Nov

£16 / 01386 555 488

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Tue 18 Nov

£7–£163 / 020 7304 4000

Wed 26 Nov

£7–£163 / 020 7304 4000

Sat 29 Nov

£7–£163 / 020 7304 4000

…and 3 more dates until 13 Dec

Solomon’s Knot: L’Ospedale

  • Directed by: James Halliday

James Halliday directs the company's performance of the anonymous 17th-century musical satire on doctors and hospitals

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Sun 26 Oct

Peter Pears Recital Room

£6; £3 Under 27s

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

Fri 24 Oct

£13.50 / 0844 406 8666

Sat 25 Oct

£13.50 / 0844 406 8666

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

Mon 16 Mar 2015

£18.50–£19.50; £19–£20; £20–£21 / 01604 624 811

Tue 17 Mar 2015

£18.50–£19.50; £19–£20; £20–£21 / 01604 624 811

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£18.50–£19.50; £19–£20; £20–£21 / 01604 624 811

…and 3 more dates until 21 Mar 2015

The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa

Fri 24 Oct

£13 / 01926 334 418

Sat 25 Oct

£13 / 01926 334 418

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.

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Wed 5 Nov

£29–£56.50; £32.50–£60 (£26–£53.50; £24–£51.50) / 01227 787787

Sat 8 Nov

£29–£56.50; £32.50–£60 (£26–£53.50; £24–£51.50) / 01227 787787

Milton Keynes Theatre

Wed 19 Nov

£25–£60 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 22 Nov

£25–£60 / 0844 871 7652

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Wed 29 Oct

£33.90–£89.90 ( £30–£85) / 0844 871 7645

Sat 1 Nov

£33.90–£89.90 ( £30–£85) / 0844 871 7645

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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.

Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford

Mon 27 Oct

£14.50 (£13) / 01245 606505

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Mon 27 Oct

Auditorium

£16 (£15) / 01584 878 141

Number 8 Community Arts Centre, Pershore

Mon 27 Oct

£14 / 01386 555 488

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The Russian State Ballet And Opera House: Rigoletto

  • Written by: Verdi

Verdi's tragedy about a deformed court jester, who seeks revenge following the abduction of his daughter. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£31–£33 (Children £29–£31; £29–£31) / 01892 530613

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£27–£37 / 020 7730 4500

Darlington Civic Theatre

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£29–£36 / 01325 486555

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Welsh National Opera: The Magic Flute

  • Directed by: Dominic Cooke
  • Written by: Mozart

Mozart's tale of Prince Tamino and his love for the Queen Of The Night's daughter, Pamina.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£16–£49 / 0844 338 5000

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£16–£49 / 0844 338 5000

Wed 10 Jun 2015

£16–£49 / 0844 338 5000

Fri 12 Jun 2015

£16–£49 / 0844 338 5000

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£5.95–£40.50 / 0844 847 2325

Fri 10 Apr 2015

£5.95–£40.50 / 0844 847 2325

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£8–£43 / 023 8071 1811

Fri 27 Mar 2015

£8–£43 / 023 8071 1811

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Andrea Bocelli

  • Directed by: Marcello Rota (cond)

A unique voice mixing opera and classical with pop.

LG Arena, Birmingham

Fri 21 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

With Lindsey Stirling and Lucy Kay.

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Tue 18 Nov

£51.75–£133 / 0844 800 0400

With Lindsey Stirling and Lucy Kay.

NEC, Birmingham

Fri 21 Nov

£51.10 / 0121 780 4141

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Bryn Terfel at 50

One of the world's most sought after voices, Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, will celebrate his 50th birthday with a special one-off concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Tue 20 Oct 2015

£38.20–£130 / 020 7589 8212

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Carmen

  • Directed by: David Freeman
  • Written by: Bizet

Bizet's passionate takes to the O2 Arena for a fully staged show, with a cast of more than 150. The story follows the doomed love affair between soldier Don Jose and a gypsy named Carmen, which leads to jealousy and murder. Carmen has become one of the most performed operas around the world and has been created as a movie…

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

Thu 13 Nov

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01874 611622

  • 19:30 Carmen Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

Carmen

Fife Opera bring the classic production to life.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Wed 5 Nov

£15 (£13; Children £7) / 01592 583302

  • 19:15 Carmen Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Thu 6 Nov

£15 (£13; Children £7) / 01592 583302

  • 19:15 Carmen Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Fri 7 Nov

£15 (£13; Children £7) / 01592 583302

  • 19:15 Carmen Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

A Christmas Night At The Opera

The works of the great opera and operetta composers, including Mozart, Verdi, Rossini and Bizet, plus repertoire associated with the Christmas Season including Puccini's La Boheme.

The Woodville, Gravesend

Fri 5 Dec

£20 (£18) / 01474 337774

Christmas Treats

A performance of hymns, with extracts from Messiah, organ solos and a glimpse into Handel's Christmas with arias from the operas he wrote during this time.

Handel House Museum, London W1K

Thu 18 Dec

£10 adv booking required / 020 7495 1685

Diva Opera

The company performs perform excerpts and arias from grand opera and songs from musical theatre.

St Mary's House And Gardens, Steyning

Sat 1 Nov

£30 / 01903 816205

  • 19:30 Diva Opera St Mary's House And Gardens, Steyning
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