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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

English National Opera: Benvenuto Cellini

  • Directed by: Terry Gilliam
  • Written by: Berlioz

Terry Gilliam directs Berlioz's opera based on the autobiography of the 16th-century sculptor and goldsmith. Conducted by Edward Gardner, with Michael Spyres starring in the title role. A co-production with De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam

London Coliseum, WC2N

Thu 5 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 911 0200

Sat 7 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 911 0200

Thu 12 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 911 0200

…and 5 more dates until 27 Jun

English National Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte

  • Directed by: Phelim McDermott
  • Written by: Mozart

Ryan Wigglesworth conducts Mozart's farcical tale about two men who test the fidelity of their lovers. Conducted by Phelim McDermott. A co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Fri 16 May

£31–£113 / 0871 911 0200

Thu 22 May

£31–£113 / 0871 911 0200

Sat 24 May

£31–£113 / 0871 911 0200

…and 11 more dates until 6 Jul

English National Opera: The Pearl Fishers

  • Directed by: Penny Woolcock
  • Written by: Bizet

Jean-Luc Tingaud conducts a performance of Bizet's tale of a friendship that is tested by love. Directed by Penny Woolcock, and starring Sophie Bevan as Leila and John Tessier as Nadir.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Mon 16 Jun

£31–£113 / 0871 911 0200

Wed 18 Jun

£31–£113 / 0871 911 0200

Sat 21 Jun

£31–£113 / 0871 911 0200

…and 6 more dates until 5 Jul

The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess

  • Directed by: Timothy Sheader
  • Written by: George Gershwin

Timothy Sheader directs George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin's landmark opera about a crippled beggar, who vows to save a stevedore's wife from ruin and the demons of her tortured past. Featuring the songs I Got Plenty Of Nothing, It Ain't Necessarily So, I Loves You Porgy and Summertime.

The Open Air Theatre, London NW1

Thu 17 Jul

£23–£43 preview, Premium Seats £55; £25–£45 Premium Seats £55 / 0844 826 4242

  • 19:45

Fri 18 Jul

£23–£43 preview, Premium Seats £55; £25–£45 Premium Seats £55 / 0844 826 4242

  • 19:45

Sat 19 Jul

£23–£43 preview, Premium Seats £55; £25–£45 Premium Seats £55 / 0844 826 4242

  • 14:15
  • 19:45
…and 30 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Glyndebourne Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

  • Directed by: Robin Ticciati
  • Written by: Richard Strauss

Robin Ticciati conducts Richard Strauss's comic opera where the beautiful Marschallin (performed by Kate Royal) and her teenage lover discover that a single silver rose can turn the world upside down. Direction by Richard Jones. Sung in German with English supertitles.

Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes

Sat 17 May

£20–£215 4.35pm-9.40pm; £30–£250 3.20pm-8.25pm / 01273 813813

  • 16:35 – 21:40

Sun 18 May

£20–£215 4.35pm-9.40pm; £30–£250 3.20pm-8.25pm / 01273 813813

  • 16:35 – 21:40

Mon 19 May

£20–£215 4.35pm-9.40pm; £30–£250 3.20pm-8.25pm / 01273 813813

  • 16:35 – 21:40
…and 21 more dates until 3 Jul

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.

Scottish Opera: Madame Butterfly

  • Directed by: Marco Guidarini (cond)

Marco Guidarini conducts Puccini's classic East meets West tragedy about a young geisha girl and her American lover. Starring Hye-Youn Lee and Anne Sophie Duprels, who share the role of Cio-Cio San, alongside Jose Ferrero as Pinkerton. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Thu 19 Jun

£15–£42 / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:15

Sat 21 Jun

£15–£42 / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:15

Madam Butterfly

The Royal Albert Hall will once again be turned into an enchanting Japanese water garden for the return of the spectacular in-the-round production of Puccini's Madam Butterfly.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Thu 26 Feb 2015

£39 / 020 7589 8212

Fri 27 Feb 2015

£39 / 020 7589 8212

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£39 / 020 7589 8212

…and 13 more dates until 15 Mar 2015

An Afternoon At The Opera: Music For Everyone: Verdi, Mascagni

  • Directed by: Angela Kay (cond)
  • Written by: Mascagni

Angela Kay conducts choruses and solos from various operas, including the Anvil Chorus from Verdi's Il Trovatore and 'The Easter Hymn' from Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni.

Albert Hall, Nottingham

Sun 29 Jun

£8 / 0115 950 0411

  • 16:00
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Dennis O'Neill

The tenor and accompanying musicians performs a selection of operatic arias.

The Riverfront, Newport

Thu 26 Jun

£12.50 (£9.50) / 01633 656757

  • 19:30

Die Fledermaus

A concept performance featuring songs from Strauss's Die Fledermaus.

Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

Fri 20 Jun

£10 / 01873 850805

  • 19:30

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

Glyndebourne Opera: Don Giovanni

  • Directed by: Andres Orozco-Estrada
  • Written by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jonathan Kent's staging of Mozart's tale of dissolution and retribution, conducted by Andres Orozco-Estrada. Elliot Madore sings the title role opposite Serena Farnocchia as the vengeful Donna Anna. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes

Sat 7 Jun

£20–£215 / 01273 813813

  • 17:10 – 21:40

Wed 11 Jun

£20–£215 / 01273 813813

  • 17:10 – 21:40

Sat 14 Jun

£20–£215 / 01273 813813

  • 17:10 – 21:40
…and 10 more dates until 1 Aug

Glyndebourne Opera: Eugene Onegin

  • Directed by: Omer Meir Wellber
  • Written by: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Omer Meir Wellber conducts Tchaikovsky's opera based on Alexander Pushkin's novel, telling the story of a wealthy young man who lives to regret his dismissal of a young woman's love. With Andrei Bondarenko in the title role. Sung in Russian with English supertitles.

Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes

Sun 18 May

£20–£250 / 01273 813813

  • 15:50 – 20:25

Thu 22 May

£20–£250 / 01273 813813

  • 17:05 – 21:40

Sun 25 May

£20–£250 / 01273 813813

  • 15:50 – 20:25
…and 12 more dates until 11 Jul back to top

The Gondoliers

A brand new production of Gilbert and Sullivan's sparkling comic opera

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Fri 9 May

£8.50–£25 / 01473 295900

  • 19:45 – 22:00

Sat 10 May

£8.50–£25 / 01473 295900

  • 19:45 – 22:00

Sun 11 May

£8.50–£25 / 01473 295900

  • 19:45 – 22:00

Grantham Operatic Society: The Mikado

  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan's political comic opera telling the tale of the son of a Mikado who escapes his father's court to avoid marriage to a woman he does not love.

Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham

Wed 23 Apr

£9; £11 / 01476 406158

  • 19:30

Thu 24 Apr

£9; £11 / 01476 406158

  • 19:30

Fri 25 Apr

£9; £11 / 01476 406158

  • 19:30

Sat 26 Apr

£9; £11 / 01476 406158

  • 19:30

Lend Me A Tenor

Musical based on the West End and Broadway hit by Ken Ludwig.

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 21 May

Prices to be confirmed / 07801 048527

  • 19:30

Thu 22 May

Prices to be confirmed / 07801 048527

  • 19:30

Fri 23 May

Prices to be confirmed / 07801 048527

  • 19:30

Sat 24 May

Prices to be confirmed / 07801 048527

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Longborough Festival Opera: The Barber Of Seville

  • Directed by: Richard Studer
  • Written by: Gioacchino Rossini

Jonathan Lyness conducts a performance of Rossini's classic comedy and prequel to The Marriage Of Figaro, set in an elegant comic-opera vision of 18th-century Seville. Directed by Richard Studer, with Helen Sherman as Rosina.

Longborough Festival Opera, Moreton-in-Marsh

Wed 2 Jul

£55–£125 / 01451 830292

  • 18:30

Sat 5 Jul

£55–£125 / 01451 830292

  • 18:30

Sun 6 Jul

£55–£125 / 01451 830292

  • 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 18 Jul

Opera & Ballet International: Madama Butterfly

  • Directed by: Ellen Kent
  • Written by: Puccini

Puccini's classic opera of a doomed love story tells the tale of a geisha whose love for an American naval lieutenant has dramatic consequences.

Sheffield City Hall

Thu 30 Oct

Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall

£16 / 0114 278 9789

  • 19:30
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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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Peter Grimes

  • Directed by: Edward Gardner (cond)
  • Written by: Benjamin Britten

A performance of Britten's tale of the fisherman Peter Grimes and his uneasy relationship with the other inhabitants. Directed by David Alden and conducted by Edward Gardner with Stuart Skelton in the title role.

The Elgiva, Chesham

Sun 29 Jun

£12.50 / 01494 582900

  • 14:00

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

Tue 22 Apr

Phone for prices / 020 7304 4000

  • 19:00

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

…and 2 more dates until 15 May back to top