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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.

Buxton Opera House

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£36 (£33) / 0845 127 2190

Darlington Civic Theatre

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£30–£34 / 01325 486555

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£15–£37.50 / 0844 871 3014

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Ellen Kent Opera: La Traviata

  • Written by: Verdi

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi's outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century. Starring Elena Dee and Maria Tonina. Featuring the Chisinau Philharmonic Orchestra. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£25–£36 / 020 8688 9291

Ellen Kent's Rigoletto

Verdi's masterpiece performed by Ellen Kent.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£15–£37.50 / 0844 871 3014

Opera House, Manchester

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£15–£42.50 / 0844 847 2275

English National Opera: La Traviata

  • Directed by: Peter Konwitschny (dir)
  • Written by: Verdi

Verdi's tragic drama about a scandalous love affair. Sung in English.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£12–£115 / 0871 911 0200

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£12–£115 / 0871 911 0200

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£12–£115 / 0871 911 0200

English National Opera: Mastersingers of Nuremburg

  • Directed by: Richard Jones (dir)
  • Written by: Wagner

The ENO performs Wagner’s popular opera.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Tue 3 Mar 2015

£38.75–£176.25 / 0871 911 0200

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£38.75–£176.25 / 0871 911 0200

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£38.75–£176.25 / 0871 911 0200

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English National Opera: Rigoletto

  • Directed by: Graeme Jenkins (cond)
  • Written by: Verdi

Verdi's tragic tale of the deformed jester.

King George's Hall, Blackburn

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£26 / 01254 582579

English National Opera: The Magic Flute

  • Directed by: Gergely Madaras (cond)
  • Written by: Mozart

Mozart's last opera – well, technically, it's a Singspiel – is one of his most enjoyable and is directed here by Complicite's Simon McBurney, with Gergely Madaras conducting and Ben Johnson, Devon Guthrie, Roland Wood and James Creswell, among others, in the featured roles.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£25–£49 / 0844 338 5000

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£25–£49 / 0844 338 5000

English Touring Opera: La Boheme

  • Written by: Puccini

ETO's Italian-language production of La Boheme. A story of young love in a Paris garret, told through music and featuring Che Gelida Manina and the shattering chords that announce Mimi's death.

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Mon 23 Mar 2015

£6.50–£35 / 01603 630000

Tue 24 Mar 2015

£6.50–£35 / 01603 630000

English Touring Opera: The Wild Man Of The West Indies

  • Written by: Donizetti

Sung in Italian with English surtitles visible from all seats. The Wild Man Of The West Indies is based on an episode in Don Quixote, it is a love story of

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£6.50–£35 / 01603 630000

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 4 Mar 2015

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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

Fri 6 Mar 2015

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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

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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

…and 3 more dates until 21 Mar 2015

Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata

  • Directed by: Francesco Ivan Ciampa

Verdi's tragic drama about a scandalous love affair.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£17.50–£36 / 01702 351135

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£17.50–£58 / 08432 086000

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£17.50–£58 / 08432 086000

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£17.50–£58 / 08432 086000

Handel's Hercules: Handel

  • Directed by: Harry Bicket (cond)
  • Written by: Handel

Harry Bicket conducts a performance of Handel's

Birmingham Town Hall

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£9.50–£40 ( £9.50–£38; Children £4.75–£20 under 16s) / 0121 345 0600

The Indian Queen

The English National Opera present Purcell's unfinished work. Directed by Peter Sellars.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Mon 2 Mar 2015

£31.25–£131.25 / 0871 911 0200

Wed 4 Mar 2015

£31.25–£131.25 / 0871 911 0200

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£31.25–£131.25 / 0871 911 0200

…and 3 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

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.

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La Vida Breve and Gianni Schicchi

An opera double-bill featuring a performance of De Falla's tragic love story La Vida Breve, sung in Spanish with English surtitles, and a performance of Puccini's light-hearted Gianni Schicchi, sung in Italian with English surtitles.

The Lowry, Salford

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£19.50–£60 / 08432 086000

National Portrait Gallery, London WC2H

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£17.50–£58 / 020 7312 2463

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Tue 24 Mar 2015

£15–£60 / 0115 989 5555

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Madam Butterfly

Oliver Gooch conducts a performance of the classic Puccini opera, in which an American soldier takes part in a marriage of convenience to a young Japanese woman.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£39–£68 / 020 7589 8212

Tue 3 Mar 2015

£39–£68 / 020 7589 8212

Wed 4 Mar 2015

£39–£68 / 020 7589 8212

…and 10 more dates until 15 Mar 2015

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.

Opera House, Manchester

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£15–£52.50; £28–£33 early bird (£29.50–£32.50) / 0844 847 2275

Opera North: La Traviata

  • Directed by: Alessandro Talevi
  • Written by: Verdi

Verdi's tragedy about a courtesan who can't escape her past (but, since she actually dies of tuberculosis, also can't escape the inattention of 19th century Paris' civic authorities to health and safety.) La traviata bombed on its first performance; not until a year later was it finally greeted as one of its composer's…

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Wed 18 Mar 2015

Phone for prices / 028 9024 0411

Fri 20 Mar 2015

Phone for prices / 028 9024 0411

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 11 Mar 2015

Phone for prices / 08432 086000

Fri 13 Mar 2015

Phone for prices / 08432 086000

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Wed 25 Mar 2015

Phone for prices / 0115 989 5555

Fri 27 Mar 2015

Phone for prices / 0115 989 5555

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Opera North: The Marriage Of Figaro

Perhaps Mozart's most perfect opera, The Marriage of Figaro sets up one of the most tortuous love pentagons in dramatic history: Figaro loves Susanna, who loves him back, but who is lusted after in turn by the Count, whose wife the Countess loves him even though he's unfaithful, and who in turn is lusted after by the…

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Thu 19 Mar 2015

£17–£49 / 028 9024 0411

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£17–£49 / 028 9024 0411

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 10 Mar 2015

Lyric Theatre

£19.50–£60 / 08432 086000

Sat 14 Mar 2015

Lyric Theatre

£19.50–£60 / 08432 086000

National Portrait Gallery, London WC2H

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£17.50–£58 / 020 7312 2463

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£17.50–£58 / 020 7312 2463

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£17.50–£58 / 020 7312 2463

…and 2 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

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Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment: Flying The Flag: Best Of Both: Smetana, Brahms, Dvorak

  • Directed by: Adam Fischer (cond)
  • Written by: Dvorak

Adam Fischer conducts the overture from Smetana's The Bartered Bride, Brahms's Violin Concerto In D featuring soloist Viktoria Mullova and Dvorak's Symphony No 9 'From The New World'.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Wed 4 Mar 2015

Royal Festival Hall

£9–£38 Premium Seats £50 (£4.50–£19 Premium Seats £50) / 0844 875 0073

Royal Opera & Shakespeare's Globe: L'Ormindo

  • Directed by: Christian Curnyn (cond)
  • Written by: Cavalli

Christian Curnyn conducts Cavalli's comic opera about an unhappily married queen and her lovers. Directed by Kasper Holten. Sung in English.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London SE1

Sun 1 Mar 2015

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Times to be confirmed / £25–£75; £10 Standing; £100 Premium Tickets / 020 7401 9919

Mon 2 Mar 2015

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Times to be confirmed / £25–£75; £10 Standing; £100 Premium Tickets / 020 7401 9919

Tue 3 Mar 2015

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Times to be confirmed / £25–£75; £10 Standing; £100 Premium Tickets / 020 7401 9919

…and 2 more dates until 5 Mar 2015

Royal Opera House: Die Zauberflote

Mozart’s The Magic Flute brought to life by David McVicar.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Mon 2 Mar 2015

£8–£182 / 020 7304 4000

Wed 4 Mar 2015

£8–£182 / 020 7304 4000

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£8–£182 / 020 7304 4000

…and 3 more dates until 11 Mar 2015

Royal Opera House: Swan Lake

The all-time epic Romantic ballet, with Tchaikovsky's iconic score.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£5–£125 / 020 7304 4000

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£5–£125 / 020 7304 4000

Mon 16 Mar 2015

£5–£125 / 020 7304 4000

…and 6 more dates until 26 Mar 2015

The Russian State Ballet And Opera House: Rigoletto

  • Written by: Verdi

Verdi's tragedy about a deformed court jester, who seeks revenge following the abduction of his daughter. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£31–£33 (Children £29–£31; £29–£31) / 01892 530613

King George's Hall, Blackburn

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£26 (£23) / 01254 582579

Plaza, Stockport

Wed 4 Mar 2015

£30–£32 (£28–£30) / 0161 477 7779

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