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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

Sat 30 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Sat 27 Sep

£20–£32 (£18–£30; Children £17–£29; £17–£29) / 01323 412000

  • 19:30

Also on at:

…and at 2 other places

Death and the Maiden: Madame X

A new opera by Tim Benjamin inspired by Jacobean revenge drama and Handel’s Italian operas. Brilliant painter, Masetto and his muse, Zerlina seek revenge on the unscrupulous agent and wealthy art collectors who have been exploiting them.

The Hippodrome Theatre, Todmorden

Sun 31 Aug

£12 / 01706 814875

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Royal Northern College Of Music, Manchester

Thu 25 Sep

£7–£12 (Students £10.80) / 0161 907 5555

  • 19:30

Mid Wales Opera & Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama: Acis & Galatea

  • Directed by: Nicholas Cleobury (cond)
  • Written by: George Frederic Handel

Handel's two-act opera.

St Asaph Cathedral

Fri 26 Sep

Phone for prices / 01745 584508

  • 19:30
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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

Also on at:

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

Ann Murray

The Irish mezzo-soprano performs various operatic excerpts.

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

Tue 21 Oct

£20–£50 / 01223 335184

  • 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

Bizet's Carmen: Barefoot Opera

Barefoot Opera, well known for its strong production values, ensemble work, and lively interpretation, brings its unique style to the world's most popular- and most re-interpreted- opera: Carmen by Bizet. A dazzling, gypsy junkyard Carmen!

St Mary In The Castle, Hastings

Sat 13 Sep

£15; £12 early bird (£13)

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Operatic Society: The Pirates Of Penzance

  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan's tale of Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates and then meets Mabel and falls in love.

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Wed 22 Oct

£13.50 / 0844 406 8666

  • 19:30

Thu 23 Oct

£13.50 / 0844 406 8666

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Fri 24 Oct

£13.50 / 0844 406 8666

  • 19:30

Sat 25 Oct

£13.50 / 0844 406 8666

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

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
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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

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

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

  • 14:00
  • 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
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Caroline MacPhie

Opera from the young soprano.

St Pancras Church, London NW1

Tue 30 Sep

£10–£12 / 020 8558 6982

Launch of MacPhie's debut recital album, *Love said to me … *. Programme includes works by Muriel Herbert, Koechlin, Elizabeth Maconchy, and Poulenc.

  • 19:30

Charles Court Opera: Patience

  • Directed by: David Eaton (cond)

Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera.

Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton

Sat 13 Sep

£16 / 020 8224 0633

  • 19:30

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

Community Opera: Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde

What fitter start for the presentation of Community Opera in Herne Hill than Noye's Fludde!

St Faith's Church, London SE24

Sun 19 Oct

£8 (£5)

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Concert Arias And Beethoven's Seventh

The Royal Opera's Anush Hovhannisyan joins the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London for a performance of concert arias bookended with Beethoven's Coriolan Overture and Symphony No. 7.

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Thu 11 Sep

£15–£35 / 020 7730 4500

  • 19:00 – 21:00
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