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The Orchestra of Scottish Opera in Concert

The Orchestra of Scottish Opera plays regular concerts of instrumental music. Booking is essential.

St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

£13 (£10) / 0141 559 5902

Playing music by Copland and Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks, with conductor Stuart Stratford and soloist Michel de Souza.

Wed 12 Nov

£13 (£10) / 0141 559 5902

Michael Christie conducts work by Mozart and Sibelius, featuring soloist Sarah Power.

Scottish Opera: Verdi's Macbeth

Verdi's Macbeth is presented in a reduced orchestration by Tony Burke. Dominic Hill's production is sets in a contemporary yet ageless world of camo-wearing soldiers and chainsmoking witches, with David Stephenson, Shuna Scott Sendall and Marie Claire Breen. Emmanuel Joel-Hornak conducts.

The Cinema, Newton Stewart

Tue 28 Oct

01671 403333

£5–£14 / 01671 403333

macrobert, Stirling

Thu 30 Oct

01786 466666

£14.50 / 01786 466666

Scottish Opera: La Cenerentola

Kind and generous Angelina is forced to work for her nasty stepsisters. One day the word comes that Prince Ramiro will be having a spectacular ball; the stepsisters are delighted, but when they get to the ball, who's this mysterious veiled lady? Yes, La Cenerentola is Rossini's non-supernatural take on the Cinderella…

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Tue 4 Nov

£24.50–£54 / 01463 234234

Wed 5 Nov

£24.50–£54 / 01463 234234

Thu 6 Nov

£24.50–£54 / 01463 234234

…and 2 more dates until 8 Nov

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 13 Nov

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sun 16 Nov

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 19 Nov

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 22 Nov

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Thu 30 Oct

£10–£54 / 01224 641122

Fri 31 Oct

£10–£54 / 01224 641122

Sat 1 Nov

£10–£54 / 01224 641122

The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: HMS Pinafore

  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta set on board a ship and tells the tale of the Captain's daughter falling in love with a lowly sailor.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Mon 16 Mar 2015

£18.50–£19.50; £19–£20; £20–£21 / 01604 624 811

Tue 17 Mar 2015

£18.50–£19.50; £19–£20; £20–£21 / 01604 624 811

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£18.50–£19.50; £19–£20; £20–£21 / 01604 624 811

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Il Divo

Pop opera from the phenomenally successful Il Divo.

Bournemouth International Centre

Wed 29 Oct

£35–£85 / 0844 576 3000

Brighton Centre

Tue 28 Oct

£35–£125 / 0844 847 1515

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Fri 31 Oct

£35–£85 / 0844 248 1585

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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

Belfast Waterfront

Sun 26 Oct

£17–£32.50 / 028 9033 4400

Buxton Opera House

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£36 (£33) / 0845 127 2190

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…and at 16 other places

Verdi: Requiem: Verdi

  • Written by: Verdi

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Sat 22 Nov

£10–£18 / 0870 750 0659

Worcester Gilbert & Sulllivan Society: Pirates Of Penzance

A performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's popular comedy, which tells the tale of an ill-fated romance between a pirate and the General's daughter.

The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Tue 4 Nov

£12 (£6) / 01562 743745

Wed 5 Nov

£12 (£6) / 01562 743745

Thu 6 Nov

£12 (£6) / 01562 743745

…and 2 more dates until 8 Nov

Amazing Arias

A performance by student singers.

The Holburne Museum, Bath

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£5 / 01225 388588

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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 Lindsey Stirling and Lucy Kay.

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Tue 18 Nov

£51.75–£133 / 0844 800 0400

With 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

Sat 8 Nov

£15 (£13; Children £7) / 01592 583302

  • 15:00 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

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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

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

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.

Mylor Theatre, Truro

Wed 29 Oct

£15 (Students £7)

Thu 30 Oct

£15 (Students £7)

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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