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Madama Butterfly

  • Directed by: Ellen Kent
  • Written by: Puccini

Ellen Kent presents Puccini's heartbreaking story of a beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant. Starring Elena Dee and Miki Mori.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Thu 20 Nov

£24–£35 / 01892 530613

Sat 2 May 2015

£24–£35 / 01892 530613

Buxton Opera House

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£36 (£33) / 0845 127 2190

Caird Hall, Dundee

Thu 2 Apr 2015

£28 / 01382 434940

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Mariinsky Opera: Boris Godunov

  • Directed by: Valery Gergiev (cond)
  • Written by: Mussorgsky

Valery Gergiev directs the acclaimed company in a production of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, his only completed opera and is set in sixteenth century Moscow.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Mon 3 Nov

Hall

£15–£65 / 020 7638 8891

Opera North: The Bartered Bride

Smetana's comic tale of a marriage contract, a wily groom, a determined bride, some unlikely familial misunderstandings and a guy in a bear costume has been one of the most popular Czech operas since its revival in the late 19th century. Daniel Slater's imaginative production wittily stages the story in the post-Eastern…

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 18 Nov

£19.50–£60 / 08432 086000

Thu 20 Nov

£19.50–£60 / 08432 086000

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Tue 25 Nov

£15–£60 / 0115 989 5555

Thu 27 Nov

£15–£60 / 0115 989 5555

Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 11 Nov

£16.50–£60 / 0844 811 2121

Wed 12 Nov

£16.50–£60 / 0844 811 2121

Thu 13 Nov

£16.50–£60 / 0844 811 2121

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 Support: Featuring The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra plus special guests Lindsey Stirling and Lucy Kay.

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Tue 18 Nov

£51.75–£133 / 0844 800 0400

With Support: Featuring The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra plus special guests 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

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

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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

Diva Opera: A Merry Little Christmas

A specially devised, fabulously entertaining Christmas show featuring a selection of popular arias, songs and Christmas carols to lead us into the festive season. It stars Richard Stuart, Catriona Clark, David Stephenson, Nicholas Ransley and Laura Kelly and is accompanied by Bryan Evans.

Jersey Arts Centre

Tue 16 Dec

£38 / 01534 700444

Wed 17 Dec

£38 / 01534 700444

Don Pasquale

Donizetti's comic, three-act opera.

Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre Trust, Teddington

Sat 22 Nov

£16–£20 / 020 8943 3849

  • 19:30 – 21:45 Don Pasquale Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre Trust, Teddington

Duchy Opera: Elixir Of Love

A new production of Donizetti's 1832 comic opera Elixir of Love. Directed by Richard Jackson, the story follows Dulcamara, a quack doctor who arrives in town selling his bottles of Elixir, a cure for all ills.

Princess Pavilion And Gyllyngdune Gardens, Falmouth

Sun 2 Nov

£15 (Children £7 under 18s) / 01326 211222

Early Opera Company

  • Directed by: Christian Curnyn (cond)
  • Written by: Rameau

St John's Smith Square, London SW1P

Thu 20 Nov

£15–£45 / 020 7222 1061

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Edinburgh Grand Opera: L'Elisir d'amore

Edinburgh Grand Opera presents Donizetti's comedy about a love potion (actually, wine) and how effective it is – or rather, how effective the characters believe it to be.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 15 Apr 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 447 7597

Thu 16 Apr 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 447 7597

Fri 17 Apr 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 447 7597

Sat 18 Apr 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 447 7597

The Elixir of Love

Comic opera by Donizetti sung in English and concerning Dulcamara, an itinerant ‘quack’ doctor who arrives in town to sell his bottles of elixir, a cure for all ills.

Princess Pavilion And Gyllyngdune Gardens, Falmouth

Sun 2 Nov

£15 (Students £7) / 01326 211222

St Mary's Church, Penzance

Sat 1 Nov

£15 (Students £7)

Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly

  • Written by: Puccini

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Sun 23 Nov

Butterworth Hall

£25.50–£35.50 (£23.50–£33.50) / 02476 524524

Ellen Kent Opera and Ballet International: Rigoletto

  • Written by: Verdi

A stunning traditional, fully-staged production recapturing the decadence of Renaissance Italy with lavish sets and opulent costumes. The opera was almost banned because it exposed the licentious behaviour of the powers-that-be at court. Featuring two of the most celebrated tenor arias La Donna e Mobile and Questa o…

Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Wed 4 Feb 2015

£19.50–£33.50; £28.50 early bird / 01492 872000

Ellen Kent Opera International: Madama Butterfly

  • Written by: Puccini

Chisinau National Opera and Philharmonic present a production of Puccini's opera in three acts, about a love affair between a Japanese Geisha and a US Naval officer. Sung in Italian.

Dorking Halls

Thu 27 Nov

£25 / 01306 881717

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Fri 5 Dec

£25–£36 / 020 8688 9291

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Ellen Kent Opera: La Traviata

  • Written by: Verdi

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi's outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century. Starring Elena Dee and Maria Tonina. Featuring the Chisinau Philharmonic Orchestra. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£25–£36 / 020 8688 9291

Ellen Kent Opera: Madama Butterfly

  • Written by: Puccini

This award-winning, fully staged opera returns with exquisite sets and fabulous costumes. Featuring the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet. Starring Korean soprano Elena Dee and featuring the Chisinau Philharmonic Orchestra. Sung inItalian with English surtitles

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Fri 5 Dec

£25–£36 / 020 8688 9291

Ellen Kent's Rigoletto

Verdi's masterpiece performed by Ellen Kent.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£15–£37.50 / 0844 871 3014

New Theatre, Oxford

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£15–£40 / 0844 871 3020

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£19.50–£40 / 0844 871 7645

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English National Opera: Carmen

Mezzo-soprano Justina Gringyte performs as the title character in this adaptation of Bizet's classic tale of lust, seduction and betrayal. Sung and surtitled in English.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Wed 20 May 2015

£12–£125 / 0871 911 0200

Fri 22 May 2015

£12–£125 / 0871 911 0200

Thu 28 May 2015

£12–£125 / 0871 911 0200

…and 7 more dates until 18 Jun 2015

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

Thu 16 Apr 2015

£5–£40 / 0117 987 7877

Fri 17 Apr 2015

£5–£40 / 0117 987 7877

Sat 18 Apr 2015

£5–£40 / 0117 987 7877

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