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Kelvingrove Bandstand Closing Ceremony Celebration

A musical showcase to celebrate the end of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games starting with a new commission from Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, performing with Tam Dean Burn and multi-instrumentalist Corey Mwamba. Also on the bill are Sirens of Titan choir and McOpera Ensemble with works by Edward Elgar and Frank Bridge…

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Sun 3 Aug

£10 (£5; Family £6–£6.65 each)

  • 17:00

Leeds Gilbert And Sullivan Society: The Pirates Of Penzance

  • Written by: Sullivan

The group performs Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera about the ill-fated romance between a pirate and a general's daughter.

Harrogate Theatre

Sun 17 Aug

£12–£20 / 01423 502116

  • 19:30

Princess Ida

Godalming Operatic Society's production of Princess Ida, with the award winning team of Robin Wells (MD) and Pat O'Connell (Director) at the helm.

Harrogate Theatre

Wed 20 Aug

£16–£22 / 01423 502116

  • 19:30

Marton Operatic Society: The Yeomen Of The Guard

  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan's classic work, featuring strong drama and comic relief. Follow the fate of a soldier under sentence of death as he is rescued from the Tower of London.

Lowther Pavillion, Lytham St. Annes

Tue 7 Oct

£12 (Children £6) / 01253 658666

  • 19:30

Wed 8 Oct

£12 (Children £6) / 01253 658666

  • 19:30

Thu 9 Oct

£12 (Children £6) / 01253 658666

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 11 Oct

Oxbridge Opera Company: The Sorcerer

  • Written by: Gilbert

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

Buxton Opera House

Fri 8 Aug

£23 (Children £11.50; £21) / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Sat 9 Aug

£23 (Children £11.50; £21) / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30
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Les Troyens

Mariinsky Opera presents a view of the Trojan's ancient world with conductor Valery Gergiev and director Yannis Kokkos. This production is sung in French with English supertitles.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 28 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fri 29 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 30 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Owen Wingrave

Britten's television opera on stage as one young and troubled man fights to escape his family's militarism. Mark Wigglesworth is the conductor while Neil Bartlett is the director.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 17 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Cox & Box: Mrs Bouncer's Legacy

  • Written by: F.C. Burnand

A reinvention of Sir Arthur Sullivan's comic opera featuring a new second act by Chris Monks and Richard Atkinson.

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Wed 6 Aug

£5–£24.50 / 01723 370541

  • 19:45

Tue 12 Aug

£5–£24.50 / 01723 370541

  • 19:45

Thu 14 Aug

£5–£24.50 / 01723 370541

  • 19:45
…and 7 more dates until 30 Aug

Opera Bohemia: Madame Butterfly

Opera Bohemia presents Puccini's cross-cultural weepie, with Catriona Clark as Cio-Cio San.

Crail Community Hall

Thu 31 Jul

£12.50 / 01333 451 206

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Lanark Memorial Hall

Sat 22 Nov

£12.50 / 01555 667999

  • 19:30

Opera Holland Park: Adriana Lecouvreur

The company performs Francesco Cliea's romantic and tragic drama about an actress in love with a soldier. The cast includes Cast includes Cheryl Barker, Peter Auty, Tiziana Carraro and Richard Burkhard.

Opera Holland Park, London W8

Wed 30 Jul

£50–£75 / 0300 999 1000

  • 19:30

Fri 1 Aug

£50–£75 / 0300 999 1000

  • 19:30

Tue 5 Aug

£50–£75 / 0300 999 1000

  • 19:30
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Scottish Opera: Madama Butterfly

Puccini's famous tale of Cio-Cio San and her abandonment by her dashing American husband, in a revival by Elaine Kidd of the highly successful 2000 production originally directed by David McVicar.

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Thu 31 Jul

£11–£73 / 0844 871 7647

Aikainen

  • Directed by: Jaakko Nousiainen
  • Written by: Miika Hyytiaiinen

Jaakko Nousiainen directs Miika Hyytiainen's experimental opera about time.

Arcola Theatre, London E8

Mon 1 Sep

£15 (£12; £12; £12; Children £12 under 16s) / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Tue 2 Sep

£15 (£12; £12; £12; Children £12 under 16s) / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Wed 3 Sep

£15 (£12; £12; £12; Children £12 under 16s) / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Alcina: The English Concert

  • Directed by: Harry Bicket
  • Written by: Handel

Handel's opera seria is performed by the established baroque orchestra, directed by harpsichordist Harry Bicket, alongside Joyce DiDonato as Alcina, Alice Coote as Ruggiero and Anna Christie as Morgana.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Fri 10 Oct

Hall

£15–£55 / 020 7638 8891

  • 19:00

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.

NEC, Birmingham

Fri 21 Nov

£51.10 / 0121 780 4141

  • 20:00

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BBC SSO: Wozzeck in Concert

Alban Berg's Wozzeck, adapted by the composer himself from Georg Büchner's fragmentary 1836 play, is the only opera its composer lived to finish. This semi-staged performance is directed by Kenneth Richardson and conducted by Donald Runnicles, and features Roman Trekel in the title role, Elena Zhidkova as Marie and Thomas…

City Halls, Glasgow

Thu 23 Oct

Grand Hall

£11.50–£24.50 / 0141 353 8000

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British Youth Opera: The Little Green Swallow

  • Directed by: Peter Robinson (cond)
  • Written by: Jonathan Dove

Peacock Theatre, London WC2A

Mon 8 Sep

£10–£42 / 0844 412 4322

  • 19:00

Tue 9 Sep

£10–£42 / 0844 412 4322

  • 19:30

Thu 11 Sep

£10–£42 / 0844 412 4322

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 13 Sep

British Youth Opera: The Secret Marriage

  • Written by: Domenico Cimarosa

A performance of Domenico Cimarosa's The Secret Marriage, a tale of class rivalries, marriageable sisters and a pompous English Count.

Peacock Theatre, London WC2A

Mon 8 Sep

£12–£42 / 0844 412 4322

Thu 11 Sep

£12–£42 / 0844 412 4322

Sat 13 Sep

£12–£42 / 0844 412 4322

Bruchlandung

Jolt Sonic Arts (Australia) From Australian composer James Hullick, a post-apocalyptic chamber opera - a one-man song cycle of humanity's end. Out of grim and perilous darkness, a lone figure emerges: a survivor of some global collapse, tormented by a cruel final dilemma. Punctuated by a minimalist musical score of…

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

main theatre

£9.50 (£7.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

main theatre

£9.50 (£7.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Buxton Opera House: Rigoletto

Verdi's controversial opera in three acts tells the tale of a jester's daughter who falls in love with a charming yet untrustworthy ruler. Featuring the Chisinau National Opera And Philharmonic with International guest soloists.

Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Tue 14 Oct

£21–£36 (Children £18; £32.75) / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30
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Cambridge University G. & S. Society: H.M.S. Pinafore

  • Written by: A Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan's satirical opera.

Minack Theatre And Exhibition Centre, Penzance

Mon 15 Sep

£9–£11.50 (Children £5–£6; Children £5–£6 under 15s) / 01736 810181

  • 20:00

Tue 16 Sep

£9–£11.50 (Children £5–£6; Children £5–£6 under 15s) / 01736 810181

  • 20:00

Wed 17 Sep

£9–£11.50 (Children £5–£6; Children £5–£6 under 15s) / 01736 810181

  • 20:00
…and 3 more dates until 20 Sep

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…

Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl

Tue 30 Sep

£20 (£18; £8) / 01745 330000

  • 19:30

Charles Court Opera: Patience

  • Directed by: David Eaton (cond)

Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera.

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Tue 19 Aug

£22–£60 (£20–£58; Children £11–£30 under 15s) / 01423 500500

  • 19:30

Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton

Sat 13 Sep

£16 / 020 8224 0633

  • 19:30

The Choker

Punk legend Jude Alderson composes and directs her first opera THE CHOKER - a witty, savage tale for our times. With bankruptcy rates among young women rising, this Cinderella in reverse story, questions our 'put it on the plastic' ethos.

Central Saint Martins, London N1C

Sat 2 Aug

£7.50

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Classical Opera: Mozart

  • Directed by: Ian Page (cond)
  • Written by: Mozart

Classical Opera perform Mozart's 'Requiem' Schubert’s ‘Unfinished Symphony' with British singers Sophie Bevan, Sarah Connolly, John Mark Ainsley and Darren Jeffery.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Wed 8 Oct

£10–£35 / 020 7638 8891

  • 19:30
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