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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

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£10 preview; £19.50 ( £18; £18; £15; Children £15 under 18s) / 0207 478 0160

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£10 preview; £19.50 ( £18; £18; £15; Children £15 under 18s) / 0207 478 0160

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£10 preview; £19.50 ( £18; £18; £15; Children £15 under 18s) / 0207 478 0160

…and 19 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

English National Opera: Carmen

English National Opera present this adaptation of Bizet's classic tale of lust, seduction and betrayal.

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 10 more dates until 3 Jul 2015

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 Academy Opera Scenes

  • Directed by: Victoria Newlyn

RA Opera students perform a series of excerpts from Iphigenie en Tauride, La clemenza di Tito, Die Zauberflote, Eugene Onegin, Maria Stuarda, Don Carlo, Carmen, Hansel und Gretel, Elektra and Billy Budd.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£7.50 (£5.50) / 020 7873 7300

Welsh National Opera: Chorus

  • Directed by: David Pountney

WNO Chorus, with soprano Lesley Garrett, performs excerpts from some of the greatest operas throughout history.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Wed 4 Mar 2015

£16–£49 / 0844 338 5000

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 8 Apr 2015

£5.95–£41 / 0844 847 2325

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£8–£43 / 023 8071 1811

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English Touring Opera: La Boheme

  • Written by: Puccini

Puccini's much-loved weepie about young things falling in and out of love and TB in a Parisian garret, featuring Ilona Domnich and Paula Sides as Mimi, David Butt Phillip as Rodolfo and Sky Ingram and Donna Bateman as Musetta.

Buxton Opera House

Thu 14 May 2015

£18–£34 / 0845 127 2190

Sat 16 May 2015

£18–£34 / 0845 127 2190

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 28 May 2015

£20–£39 / 01223 503333

Fri 29 May 2015

£20–£39 / 01223 503333

Sat 30 May 2015

£20–£39 / 01223 503333

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Mon 20 Apr 2015

£16.50–£32.50 / 0116 242 3595

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Mme Butterfly: The One Man Opera

Ignacio Jarquin's sequel to Puccini's tragic tale, in which Mme Butterfly's son, Tomisaburo, journeys to America to confront his father. Andrew G Marshall's libretto is set to Michael Finnessy's music with themes by Puccini.

Villa Marina Royal Hall, Isle of Man

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Studio Theatre

£15.30 (£12.75) / 01624 686801

Russell Watson

  • Written by: Claude-Michel Schonberg

One of the country's most popular crossover singers returns to the stage.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Tue 24 Mar 2015

£28–£50

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 26 Apr 2015

£28–£45 / 08441 717620

Derby Cathedral

Tue 1 Dec 2015

£39.50–£55

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Bentley Operatic Society: Die Fledermaus

A production of Johann Strauss's most celebrated and popular operetta. Intoxicatingly melodious and exuberant, it is replete with mistaken identities, flirtations at a masked ball, elegant frivolities and confusions of all kinds which provide a hilarious vehicle for some of the most captivating music ever written.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Tue 3 Feb 2015

£12 / 0151 907 8360

Wed 4 Feb 2015

£12 / 0151 907 8360

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£12 / 0151 907 8360

…and 2 more dates until 7 Feb 2015

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

Bizet's opera about the downfall of Don José who is seduced by the seductress gypsy, Carmen.

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Sun 18 Oct 2015

£15–£41 / 0870 607 7533

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

Die Walküre (Act III)

Lothar Koenigs conducts the WNO Orchestra to perform Wagner's Die Walkure Act II, with Bryn Terfel as Wotan and Evelyn Herlitzius as Brunnhilde.

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Sun 26 Apr 2015

£14.50–£53.50 / 029 2063 6464

Die Zauberflote

Comedy and philosophy unite in Mozart's glorious The Magic Flute, brought enchantingly to life by David McVicar.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Mon 23 Feb 2015

£28–£182 / 020 7304 4000

Thu 26 Feb 2015

£28–£182 / 020 7304 4000

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£28–£182 / 020 7304 4000

Durham Opera Ensemble: The Marriage Of Figaro

Mozart's gloriously comic opera with its scheming tale of love, deceit and lust has cemented a reputation as one of the most beloved operas in performance today.

Gala, Durham

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£15 (£12.50; £10; £9.50) / 0191 332 4041

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£15 (£12.50; £10; £9.50) / 0191 332 4041

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Edinburgh Gilbert & Sullivan Society: The Pirates Of Penzance

The company performs Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operetta.

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Mon 3 Aug 2015

Phone for prices / 01423 500500

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

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 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

…and 7 more dates until 25 Apr 2015

English National Opera: La Traviata

  • Directed by: Peter Konwitschny (dir)
  • Written by: Verdi

Verdi's tragic drama about a scandalous love affair. Sung in English.

Farnham Maltings

Mon 16 Mar 2015

Great Hall

£15 / 01252 745444

London Coliseum, WC2N

Mon 9 Feb 2015

£12–£99 / 0871 911 0200

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£12–£115 / 0871 911 0200

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£12–£99 / 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

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£38.75–£176.25 / 0871 911 0200

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£38.75–£176.25 / 0871 911 0200

Tue 3 Mar 2015

£38.75–£176.25 / 0871 911 0200

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£38.75–£176.25 / 0871 911 0200

English National Opera: Rigoletto

  • Directed by: Graeme Jenkins (cond)
  • Written by: Verdi

Verdi's tragic tale of the deformed jester.

King George's Hall, Blackburn

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£26 / 01254 582579

York Barbican

Sun 15 Feb 2015

£28–£30 / 0844 854 2757

English National Opera: The Magic Flute

  • Directed by: Gergely Madaras (cond)
  • Written by: Mozart

Mozart's last opera – well, technically, it's a Singspiel – is one of his most enjoyable and is directed here by Complicite's Simon McBurney, with Gergely Madaras conducting and Ben Johnson, Devon Guthrie, Roland Wood and James Creswell, among others, in the featured roles.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£25–£49 / 0844 338 5000

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£25–£49 / 0844 338 5000

Wed 10 Jun 2015

£25–£49 / 0844 338 5000

Fri 12 Jun 2015

£25–£49 / 0844 338 5000

English National Opera: The Pirates Of Penzance

Mike Leigh's sparkling new production of this much-loved comic opera.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sat 9 May 2015

£12–£99 / 0871 911 0200

Thu 14 May 2015

£12–£115 / 0871 911 0200

Sat 16 May 2015

£12–£115 / 0871 911 0200

…and 8 more dates until 27 Jun 2015

English National Opera: The Queen of Spades

Edward Gardner conducts a rich score to accompany this new production based on the short story by Pushkin, which tells the story of a Countess who possesses a faultlessly successful talent for card games.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£16–£125 / 0871 911 0200

Tue 9 Jun 2015

£12–£125 / 0871 911 0200

Thu 11 Jun 2015

£12–£125 / 0871 911 0200

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