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Birmingham Opera Company: Khovanskygate: A National Enquiry

  • Directed by: Graham Vick

Graham Vick directs an English production of Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina, a political drama about rebellion and revolution. Conducted by Stuart Stratford.

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

Tue 22 Apr

£17.50 (£10)

  • 19:00

Thu 24 Apr

£17.50 (£10)

  • 19:00

Mon 28 Apr

£17.50 (£10)

  • 19:00
…and 2 more dates until 2 May

Chisinau National Opera: Aida

  • Written by: Verdi

Verdi's passionate opera about doomed love.

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Sat 3 May

£29.50–£35.50 (£28.50–£34.50; £26.50–£32.50) / 01502 533200

  • 19:30

New Theatre, Oxford

Sat 26 Apr

£17.90–£53.90 / 0870 606 3500

  • 19:30

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sat 19 Apr

£17.90–£43.40 ( £10.40–£35.90) / 01483 545900

  • 19:30

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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

Mon 28 Apr

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

  • 19:30

Tue 29 Apr

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

  • 19:30

Wed 30 Apr

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

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 3 May

English National Opera: Thebans

  • Directed by: Pierre Audi (dir)
  • Written by: Julian Anderson

Julian Anderson and Frank McGuinness's compelling re-telling of Sophocles's timeless Theban tragedies focuses on the fate of Oedipus and his daughter Antigone.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sat 3 May

£5–£60; £2.50–£30 ages 5-16 / 0871 911 0200

  • 19:30

Thu 8 May

£5–£60; £2.50–£30 ages 5-16 / 0871 911 0200

  • 19:30

Sat 10 May

£5–£60; £2.50–£30 ages 5-16 / 0871 911 0200

  • 19:30
…and 4 more dates until 3 Jun

Chisinau National Opera: La Boheme

  • Directed by: Ellen Kent
  • Written by: Puccini

Giacomo Puccini's romantic tragedy.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Thu 24 Apr

£25–£36 (£21.50–£33; Children £17.50 under 16s) / 01702 351135

  • 20:00

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Wed 23 Apr

£20–£33.50 ( £17–£30.50) / 01322 220000

  • 19:30

Watford Colosseum

Sun 4 May

£24–£35 (£20.50–£31.50; Children £17.50 under 16s) / 0845 075 3993

  • 19:30
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The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: Iolanthe

  • Directed by: Simon Butteriss (dir)
  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

A performance of Gilbert And Sullivan's satirical opera, which juxtaposes the British establishment with the chorus of fairies and their Queen. Directed by and starring Simon Butteriss.

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Thu 26 Jun

£16.50–£31.50 / 01902 429212

  • 19:30

Fri 27 Jun

£16.50–£31.50 / 01902 429212

  • 19:30

Glyndebourne Opera: La Finta Giardiniera

  • Directed by: Frederic Wake-Walker
  • Written by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart's story of violent passions and reunited love.

Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes

Sat 28 Jun

£20–£215 / 01273 813813

  • 17:05 – 21:40

Wed 2 Jul

£20–£215 / 01273 813813

  • 17:05 – 21:40

Thu 10 Jul

£20–£215 / 01273 813813

  • 17:05 – 21:40
…and 10 more dates until 21 Aug

Milton Keynes Theatre

Tue 18 Nov

£25–£75 / 0844 871 7652

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Tue 28 Oct

£30–£85 / 0844 871 7645

Fri 31 Oct

£30–£85 / 0844 871 7645

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Jersey Gilbert And Sullivan Society: Ruddigore

  • Written by: Gilbert And Sullivan

Gilbert And Sullivan's supernatural operetta set in a small Cornish village.

Jersey Opera House

Tue 20 May

£17 (£15) / 01534 511115

  • 20:00

Wed 21 May

£17 (£15) / 01534 511115

  • 20:00

Thu 22 May

£17 (£15) / 01534 511115

  • 20:00
…and 2 more dates until 24 May

Much Loved Productions: A Feast Of Gilbert & Sullivan

A performance featuring works from Gilbert & Sullivan operas including The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, and many more.

Lancaster Grand Theatre

Thu 12 Jun

£19 (£18; Children £10) / 01524 64695

  • 19:30

Swansea City Opera: The Marriage Of Figaro

  • Directed by: John Beswick (cond)

Mozart's farcical comedy of errors.

Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

Thu 1 May

£20 (£18) / 01873 850805

  • 19:30

Harrogate Theatre

Thu 8 May

Harrogate Theatre Main House

£17–£19 / 01423 502116

  • 19:30

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Sun 25 May

£15–£22.50 (£13.50–£21; Children £10; £10) / 01743 281281

  • 19:30

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William Tell

Gianandrea Noseda conducts Rossini's comic opera sung in Italian.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 26 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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

Tue 6 May

£10–£15 (£9–£14) / 01323 412000

  • 19:45

Wed 7 May

£10–£15 (£9–£14) / 01323 412000

  • 19:45

Thu 8 May

£10–£15 (£9–£14) / 01323 412000

  • 19:45
…and 2 more dates until 10 May

English National Opera: Powder Her Face

Timothy Redmond conducts this opera charting the rise and fall of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll. Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, with Amanda Roocroft starring as the Duchess.

Ambika P3, London NW1

Sat 19 Apr

£15–£40 / 020 7911 5876

  • 18:30

An Evening Of Gilbert & Sullivan

Transport yourself back to the era of Gilbert and Sullivan with concert directed by David Harding.

Memorial Theatre, Hilderstone, Broadstairs

Sat 19 Apr

£8 adv; £10 door price / 0845 262 6263

  • 19:30
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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

  • 19:30

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

  • 19:30

Heritage Opera: Tosca

  • Written by: Puccini

A performance of Puccini's classic love story, which contrasts the passion of lovers Mario Cavaradossi and Floria Tosca with the lust of Baron Scarpia.

Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston

Sat 6 Sep

£22–£24 / 01205 363108

  • 19:30

Highbury Opera Theatre: Clemency

  • Directed by: Louise Radinger
  • Written by: James MacMillan

James MacMillan's one-act chamber opera receives its first London staging since its Royal Opera House premiere. Conducted by Scott Stroman and directed by Louise Radinger.

Union Chapel, London N1

Fri 18 Apr

£10 adv / 020 7226 1686

  • 19:30

HMS Pinafore

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

Harrogate Theatre

Wed 21 May

Main House

£17–£18 / 01423 502116

  • 19:30

Thu 22 May

Main House

£17–£18 / 01423 502116

  • 19:30

Fri 23 May

Main House

£17–£18 / 01423 502116

  • 19:30

Sat 24 May

Main House

£17–£18 / 01423 502116

  • 19:30
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In The Penal Colony

Fresh from bringing opera onto the television screens of the nation with their Channel 4 Random Acts, Herald Angel Award winners Shadwell Opera return to live opera with Phillip Glass' In the Penal Colony. Based on the original story by Franz Kafka.

Arts Theatre, London WC2H

Mon 16 Jun

£15–£30 / 020 7907 7092

  • 19:30 – 20:40

Mon 30 Jun

£15–£30 / 020 7907 7092

  • 19:30 – 20:40

Iolanta In Concert

After the sold-out success of Anna Netrebko's European tour, Tchaikovsky's one-act opera, full of irresistibly enchanting melodies, comes to the Royal Albert Hall for one performance only.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Wed 24 Jun 2015

£25–£150 / 0845 401 5045

Italy In Song

  • Written by: Mendelssohn

Soprano Katherine Broderick, who won the Kathleen Ferrier Award, tenor Alessandro Fisher and pianist Eugene Asti perform works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Gounod, Rossini, Verdi and Francesco Paulo Tosti.

London Jewish Cultural Centre, NW11

Wed 2 Jul

£20 inc gelato / 020 8457 5000

  • 20:00

The Marriage Of Figaro

An enchanting and hilarious evening's entertainment - a feast for the eyes and ears

Courtyard, Hereford

Wed 4 Jun

£20 (£19) / 01432 340555

  • 19:30

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Tue 29 Apr

£20 / 020 8688 9291

  • 19:30 – 22:30

Lichfield Garrick

Fri 30 May

£20 / 01543 412121

  • 19:30

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Opera & Ballet International: Nabucco

  • Directed by: Ellen Kent
  • Written by: Verdi

Ellen Kent brings Verdi's magnificent opera to life with the help of a range of acclaimed international soloists.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Tue 22 Apr

£27–£35 ( £13.50–£17.50; Children £13.50–£17.50 under 16s) / 01256 844244

  • 19:30

New Theatre, Oxford

Fri 25 Apr

£15–£50 / 0870 606 3500

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Fri 18 Apr

£15–£39.50 / 0844 871 7645

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