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The Count of Luxembourg

Franz Lehar's rarely performed opera tells the story of the Grand Duke Rutzinov and his complex plan to wed opera singer Angele.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Oct

£12 / 0131 447 7597

  • 19:30

Thu 9 Oct

£12 / 0131 447 7597

  • 19:30

Fri 10 Oct

£12 / 0131 447 7597

  • 19:30

Sat 11 Oct

£12 / 0131 447 7597

  • 19:30

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.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sun 5 Oct

£28–£36 ( £14.50–£18.50; £26–£34; Children £14.50–£18.50 under 16s) / 01256 844244

  • 19:30

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Thu 20 Nov

£24–£35 / 01892 530613

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Sat 2 May 2015

£24–£35 / 01892 530613

  • 19:30
  • 19:30 – 22:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 18 Oct

£15–£37.50

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Opera & Ballet International: Rigoletto

  • Directed by: Ellen Kent
  • Written by: Verdi

Verdi's tragic opera in three acts tells the dramatic tale of the jester's daughter who falls in love with an untrustworthy ruler. Directed by Ellen Kent.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Fri 17 Oct

£17.90–£14.40

  • 19:30

Buxton Opera House

Tue 14 Oct

£21–£36 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Wed 29 Apr 2015

£20–£35 (£18–£33) / 0116 233 3111

  • 19:30

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Farinelli And The King

  • Written by: Claire van Kampen

Philip V of Spain is racked with depression and suffering from insomnia, so the Queen, desperate to help relieve her husband of his suffering, begs the famous castrato Farinelli, to sing to the King. Philip is healed, captivated by the sumptuous voice of Farinelli. Farinelli is also captivated. Claire van Kampen's play…

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London SE1

Wed 11 Feb 2015

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45; £10 Standing; £60 Premium Tickets / 020 7401 9919

  • 19:30

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45; £10 Standing; £60 Premium Tickets / 020 7401 9919

  • 19:30

Sat 14 Feb 2015

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45; £10 Standing; £60 Premium Tickets / 020 7401 9919

  • 19:30
…and 7 more dates until 7 Mar 2015

Gilbert And Sullivan Festival 2014

  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

A four-day event featuring a range of Gilbert and Sullivan shows. Monday, Pirates Of Penzance performed by Opera Comique, Tuesday, Gondoliers performed by CAOS Musical Productions, Chichester, Thursday, Iolanthe performed by Havant Light Opera and finishing on Friday with Princess Ida performed by Opera Comique.

Berry Theatre, Southampton

Wed 1 Oct

£5–£8 / 01489 799499

  • 19:30

Thu 2 Oct

£5–£8 / 01489 799499

  • 19:30

Fri 3 Oct

£5–£8 / 01489 799499

  • 19:30

Sat 4 Oct

£5–£8 / 01489 799499

  • 08:00 – 23:00

Girl of the Golden West

Puccini's Wild West opera set in the Californian gold rush.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Thu 2 Oct

£31.25–£131.25 / 0871 911 0200

Fri 10 Oct

£31.25–£131.25 / 0871 911 0200

Wed 15 Oct

£31.25–£131.25 / 0871 911 0200

…and 6 more dates until 1 Nov

Jamie Barton

American operatic mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton has appeared at Metropolitan Opera, Bavarian State Opera and Houston Grand Opera.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£15–£20 (£12.50–£17.50) / 0131 668 2019

Please note rescheduled date.

  • 19:30
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Mid Wales Opera: Carmen

  • Directed by: Nicholas Cleobury (cond)
  • Written by: Bizet

Dr Jonathan Miller directs, with Nicholas Cleobury conducting, a performance of Bizet's classic tale of the Gypsy temptress and the unfortunate Don Jose. Performed in English.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Wed 8 Oct

£10–£20 / 01970 623 232

  • 19:30

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sun 19 Oct

£22 (£20) / 01527 577330

  • 19:30

Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

Tue 4 Nov

£18.50 / 01873 850805

  • 19:30

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Opera Danube: Die Fledermaus

  • Directed by: Thomas Carroll (cond)
  • Written by: Strauss

Champagne, deception, love and lust abound in Strauss's operetta. Thomas Carroll conducts The Orpheus Sinfonia and the Oriana Choir, with soloists including Simon Butteriss and Lauren Zolezzi.

St John's Smith Square, London SW1P

Fri 17 Oct

£10–£25 / 020 7222 1061

  • 19:30

Sat 18 Oct

£10–£25 / 020 7222 1061

  • 19:30

Opera North: The Bartered Bride

Smetana's comic tale of a marriage contract, a wily groom, a determined bride, some unlikely familial misunderstandings and a guy in a bear costume has been one of the most popular Czech operas since its revival in the late 19th century. Daniel Slater's imaginative production wittily stages the story in the post-Eastern…

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Sat 18 Oct

£15–£68.50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:00

Sat 25 Oct

£15–£68.50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:00

Wed 29 Oct

£15–£68.50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:00

Fri 31 Oct

£15–£68.50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:00

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 18 Nov

£19.50–£60 / 08432 086000

  • 19:00

Thu 20 Nov

£19.50–£60 / 08432 086000

  • 19:00

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Tue 25 Nov

£15–£60 / 0115 989 5555

  • 19:00

Thu 27 Nov

£15–£60 / 0115 989 5555

  • 19:00

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Opera North: The Coronation Of Poppea

Tim Albery's production of Monteverdi's dramatic opera set in Rome in AD 60, with themes of love, desperation and tragedy. Sung in English.

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Sat 4 Oct

£15–£68 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:00 – 21:45

Sat 11 Oct

£15–£68 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:00 – 21:45

Fri 24 Oct

£15–£68 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:00 – 21:45

Thu 30 Oct

£15–£68 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:00 – 21:45

The Lowry, Salford

Sat 22 Nov

£19.50–£60 / 08432 086000

  • 19:00

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Sat 29 Nov

£15–£60 / 0115 989 5555

  • 19:00

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Opera North: The Coronation Of Poppea

Monteverdi's opera is sung in English without surtitles, conducted by Laurence Cummings and directed by Tim Albery.

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Sat 4 Oct

£15–£68 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:00

Sat 11 Oct

£15–£68 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:00

Fri 24 Oct

£15–£68 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:00

Thu 30 Oct

£15–£68 / 0844 848 2700

  • 19:00

The Lowry, Salford

Sat 22 Nov

£19.50–£60 / 08432 086000

  • 19:00
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OperaUpClose: The Marriage Of Figaro

  • Directed by: Sarah Tipple
  • Written by: Mozart

Sarah Tipple directs this production of Mozart's opera buffo about the eponymous nuptials and other complications. Sung in English.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£17.25–£24.25 / 02476 553055

  • 19:45

King's Head, London N1

Wed 1 Oct

£22.50 (£19.50) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:15

Thu 2 Oct

£22.50 (£19.50) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:15

Fri 3 Oct

£22.50 (£19.50) / 020 7478 0160

  • 19:15
…and 31 more dates until 8 Nov

Petts Wood Operatic Society: Iolanthe

An alternative take on the Gilbert and Sullivan work, inspired by the Profumo Affair, but complete with all the original music and lyrics.

The Stag Community Arts Centre, Sevenoaks

Thu 27 Nov

£14–£16 / 01732 450 175

  • 19:45

Fri 28 Nov

£14–£16 / 01732 450 175

  • 19:45

Sat 29 Nov

£14–£16 / 01732 450 175

  • 14:30
  • 19:45

Royal Opera: Manon Lescaut

  • Directed by: Jonathan Kent
  • Written by: Puccini

Puccini's tale of love and temptation. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford

Thu 16 Oct

£14.50 (£13) / 01245 606505

  • 19:15

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Wed 1 Oct

£5–£97 / 020 7304 4000

Sat 4 Oct

£5–£97 / 020 7304 4000

Sun 5 Oct

£5–£97 / 020 7304 4000

…and 11 more dates until 1 Nov

Verdi: Requiem: Verdi

  • Written by: Verdi

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Sat 22 Nov

£10–£18 / 0870 750 0659

  • 19:30

Wagner's Ring: Die Walkure

The New London Opera Players will be presenting the first act and final scene of Richard Wagner's Ring opera. All accompanied at the piano by the award-winning Andrew Charity.

Rosemary Branch Theatre, London N1

Wed 1 Oct

£15 (£12) / 020 7704 6665

  • 19:30
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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

All You Ever Wanted To Know About Opera!

Peter Knapp discusses the rich history of opera as singers and an orchestra perform popular works.

St Paul's Church, London WC2E

Thu 23 Oct

£15 / 020 7836 5221

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Amazing Arias

A performance by student singers.

The Holburne Museum, Bath

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£5 / 01225 388588

  • 13:10 – 13:50

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 Lindsey Stirling.

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Tue 18 Nov

£51.75–£133 / 0844 800 0400

With Lindsey Stirling.

NEC, Birmingham

Fri 21 Nov

£51.10 / 0121 780 4141

  • 20:00

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Andrew McTaggart

Emerging baritone in recital.

Merchants House of Glasgow

Thu 16 Oct

£8 (£7; students & children £4) / 0141 221 1876

The programme is A Century of English Song, with pieces by composers such as Quilter and Gurney.

  • 12:45
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