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OperaUpClose: La Traviata

  • Directed by: Robin Norton-Hale
  • Written by: Verdi

Verdi's tragic drama about a scandalous love affair from Olivier Award-winning company OperaUpClose.

Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud

Sat 26 Apr

£18 (Children £16 under 18s) / 01453 488040

  • 19:30

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Tue 5 Aug

£15; £25; £29.50 (£22.50; £25) / 020 7478 0100

  • 19:15

Wed 6 Aug

£15; £25; £29.50 (£22.50; £25) / 020 7478 0100

  • 19:15

Thu 7 Aug

£15; £25; £29.50 (£22.50; £25) / 020 7478 0100

  • 19:15
…and 32 more dates until 14 Sep

Theatre Royal, Margate

Sat 17 May

£12–£20 (£18; £15) / 01843 292795

  • 19:30

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Grosvenore Light Opera Company: The Mikado

  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

A performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Far Eastern tale of love and bumbling bureaucrats

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Mon 18 Aug

£16–£44 (£14–£42; Children £8–£22 under 15s) / 01423 500500

  • 19:30

Royal Opera: Tosca

  • Directed by: Jonathan Kent

Jonathan Kent directs 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. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Sat 10 May

Main Stage

Phone for prices / 020 7304 4000

  • 19:30

Tue 13 May

Main Stage

Phone for prices / 020 7304 4000

  • 19:30

Fri 16 May

Main Stage

Phone for prices / 020 7304 4000

  • 19:30
…and 9 more dates until 26 Jun

Aida

Ellen Kent's large scale production of Verdi's opera featuring temple dancers, cages of exotic birds, 40 local dancers, children and adults, and a pyrotechnic display consisting of a wall of fire bursting across the stage.

New Theatre, Oxford

Sat 26 Apr

£15–£39.50 / 0870 606 3500

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
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New York G & S Players: The Yeomen Of The Guard

  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

The American company performs Gilbert and Sullivan's tale of betrayal, intrigue and heart-break.

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Sun 10 Aug

£22–£60 (£20–£58; Children £11–£15 under 15s) / 01423 500500

  • 19:30

Over 60s Savoyards: Ruddigore

  • Written by: Gilbert And Sullivan

The group performs Gilbert and Sullivan's tale about a misplaced curse and its consequences. With Bruce Graham and Sylvia Clarke from The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company as Sir Roderick and Dame Hannah.

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Thu 21 Aug

£16–£44 (£14–£42) / 01423 500500

  • 19:30

Peak Opera: The Sorcerer

The company performs Gilbert and Sullivan's tale about the effects of a love potion on a village.

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Wed 6 Aug

£16–£44 (£14–£42; Children £8–£11 under 15s) / 01423 500500

  • 19:30

Plymouth G & S Fellowship: Yeomen Of The Guard

The company performs Gilbert and Sullivan's darkly comic tale of reluctant romance and intrigue.

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Mon 4 Aug

£16–£44 (£14–£42; Children £8–£11 under 15s) / 01423 500500

  • 19:30

Preston Opera: La Belle Helene

  • Written by: Offenbach

Jacques Offenbach's opera set during the Trojan War, telling the doomed love tale of Helen of Troy and Prince Paris, with a 1920s themed setting.

Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre

Thu 5 Jun

Charter Theatre

£16 (£14; Children £7; £7) / 01772 258858

  • 19:30

Fri 6 Jun

Charter Theatre

£16 (£14; Children £7; £7) / 01772 258858

  • 19:30

Sat 7 Jun

Charter Theatre

£16 (£14; Children £7; £7) / 01772 258858

  • 19:30
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Regents Opera: Carmen

Robert Bottriell conducts Nicholas Heath's take on Georges Bizet's tale of a Spanish soldier seduced by the wiles of a gypsy woman. Starring mezzo soprano Kate Symonds-Joy as Carmen, Hakan Vramsmo as Escamillo and tenor Leonel Pinheiro as Don Jose. Sung in French.

St Sepulchre-Without-Newgate, London EC1A

Wed 16 Jul

£16–£36.50 / 020 7236 1145

  • 19:30

Thu 17 Jul

£16–£36.50 / 020 7236 1145

  • 19:30

Royal Opera: Dialogues Des Carmelites

  • Directed by: Simon Rattle
  • Written by: Poulenc

Robert Carsen's award-winning production of Poulenc's opera set during the violent upheaval of the French Revolution. Conducted by Simon Rattle, with Magdalena Kozena as Blanche. Sung in French with English surtitles.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Thu 29 May

£9 / 020 7304 4000

Mon 2 Jun

£9 / 020 7304 4000

Wed 4 Jun

£9 / 020 7304 4000

…and 3 more dates until 11 Jun

Royal Opera: Faust

  • Directed by: David McVicar (dir)
  • Written by: Michael Keegan Dolan

David McVicar directs Charles Gounod's version of Michel Carre's play Faust Et Marguerite, where a middle-aged scholar sells his soul to a mysterious demon in return for glory and pleasure. Sung in French with English surtitles.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Fri 25 Apr

Phone for prices / 020 7304 4000

  • 19:00

Royal Opera: Le Nozze Di Figaro

  • Directed by: John Eliot Gardiner (cond)
  • Written by: Mozart

David McVicar directs Mozart's farcical comedy of errors set in the household of the philandering Count Almaviva. Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner with Luca Pisaroni in the title role. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Fri 2 May

£28 / 020 7304 4000

Mon 5 May

£28 / 020 7304 4000

Wed 7 May

£28 / 020 7304 4000

Thu 15 May

£28 / 020 7304 4000

La Traviata

Ellen Kent present the tragic tale of searing passion, Verdi's outstanding interpretation of one of the best-known love stories of the 19th century, 'La Dame aux Camelias'.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£15–£37.50

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 27 Mar 2015

£15–£37.50 / 0844 871 3014

Grand Opera House, York

Fri 20 Mar 2015

£15–£39.50 / 0844 871 3024

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University Of Cambridge G & S Society: Princess Ida

  • Written by: Gilbert And Sullivan

The company performs Gilbert and Sullivan's tale about a university for women and subsequent shenanigans concerning disguises and attendant chaos.

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Mon 11 Aug

£16–£44 (£14–£42; Children £8–£22 under 15s) / 01423 500500

  • 19:30

Welsh National Opera: Moses und Aron

Schoenberg's mighty opera about the conflict between the visionary (Moses) and the communicator (Aron) is conducted by Lothar Koenig, with Richard Angas as the prophet and Rainer Trost as his brother.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Wed 18 Jun

£10 / 0844 338 5000

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Fri 25 Jul

£17–£32 / 020 7304 4000

  • 19:30

Sat 26 Jul

£17–£32 / 020 7304 4000

  • 19:30

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Sat 24 May

£5–£40 / 029 2063 6464

  • 20:00

Fri 30 May

£5–£40 / 029 2063 6464

  • 20:00

Sat 31 May

£5–£40 / 029 2063 6464

  • 20:00
…and 2 more dates until 7 Jun

Worcester Gilbert And Sullivan Society: Ruddigore

  • Written by: Gilbert And Sullivan

The company performs a slightly adapted version of Gilbert & Sullivan's social satire which tells the concerning story of the Murgatroyd family's curse and its consequences.

Harrogate Theatre

Tue 12 Aug

£16–£22 / 01423 502116

  • 19:30

WWOS: Pirates Of Penzance

  • Written by: Gilbert and Sullivan

The group performs Gilbert and Sullivan's tale of pirates, unwed daughters and bumbling policemen.

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Thu 14 Aug

£16–£44 (£14–£42; Children £8–£22 under 15s) / 01423 500500

  • 19:30

Andrea Bocelli

A unique voice mixing opera and classical with pop.

LG Arena, Birmingham

Fri 21 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

With Plus Special Guests.

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Tue 18 Nov

£51.75–£133 / 0844 800 0400

With Plus Special Guests.

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Thu 20 Nov

£53–£140.25 / 0844 856 0202

With Plus Special Guests.

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Arts Barn Gilbert and Sullivan Society: Patience

  • Written by: W S Gilbert

A performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera about two rival poets who vie for the affections of a down-to-earth milkmaid. The production is set in the 1960s at the height of the 'flower power' craze.

Latimer Community Arts College, Kettering

Wed 14 May

Masque Theatre

£10; £12 (Children £5 under 16s; Children £5 under 16s)

  • 19:30

Thu 15 May

Masque Theatre

£10; £12 (Children £5 under 16s; Children £5 under 16s)

  • 19:30

Fri 16 May

Masque Theatre

£10; £12 (Children £5 under 16s; Children £5 under 16s)

  • 19:30

Sat 17 May

Masque Theatre

£10; £12 (Children £5 under 16s; Children £5 under 16s)

  • 19:30

Bingley Gilbert & Sullivan Society: The Yeomen Of The Guard

The company presents Gilbert and Sullivan's 16th century-set operetta in which the action takes place at the Tower Of London.

Bingley Arts Centre

Mon 28 Apr

£9–£12; £9–£12; £9–£12 (£7.50–£10; £10) / 01274 567983

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Tue 29 Apr

£9–£12; £9–£12; £9–£12 (£7.50–£10; £10) / 01274 567983

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Wed 30 Apr

£9–£12; £9–£12; £9–£12 (£7.50–£10; £10) / 01274 567983

  • 19:30 – 21:30
…and 3 more dates until 3 May

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

Thu 24 Apr

£17.50 (£10)

  • 19:00

Mon 28 Apr

£17.50 (£10)

  • 19:00

Wed 30 Apr

£17.50 (£10)

  • 19:00

Fri 2 May

£17.50 (£10)

  • 19:00

Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Operatic Society: Little List of Gems

A selection of favourite chorus numbers from well-loved Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, with solos, duets, trios and quartets performs from The Mikado, Iolanthe, The Gondoliers and HMS Pinafore.

Regent Centre, Christchurch

Tue 6 May

£12.50 (£11; Children £5) / 01202 499148

  • 19:30

La Calisto

By Francesco Cavalli Libretto by Giovanni Faustini

Upstairs At The Gatehouse, London N6

Fri 25 Apr

£23 (£21) / 020 8340 3488

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Sat 26 Apr

£23 (£21) / 020 8340 3488

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Tue 29 Apr

£23 (£21) / 020 8340 3488

  • 19:30 – 22:00
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