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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

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 Indian Queen

  • Directed by: Peter Sellars
  • Written by: Purcell

Peter Sellars directs a new retelling of Purcell's unfinished opera about the clashes between the Europeans and the Mayans from a female's perspective. Conducted by Laurence Cummings and starring Julia Bullock as Teculihuatzin/Dona Luisa, Lucy Crowe as Dona Isabel and Thomas Walker as Don Pedrarias Davila.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Mon 2 Mar 2015

£12–£109 / 0871 911 0200

  • 19:00

Wed 4 Mar 2015

£12–£109 / 0871 911 0200

  • 19:00

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£12–£109 / 0871 911 0200

  • 19:00
…and 3 more dates until 14 Mar 2015 back to top

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

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

  • 19:30

Fri 6 Mar 2015

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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

  • 19:30

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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

  • 19:30

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

  • 20:00

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£17.50–£58 / 08432 086000

  • 19:00

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£17.50–£58 / 08432 086000

  • 19:00

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£17.50–£58 / 08432 086000

  • 19:00

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

  • 18:30

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 back to top

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

Madama Butterfly

Ellen Kent presents Puccini's heartbreaking story of a beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£15–£37.50 / 0844 871 3014

Opera & Ballet International: La Traviata

  • Directed by: Ellen Kent
  • Written by: Verdi

Chisinau National Opera and Philharmonic present a performance of Verdi's opera, telling the tragic tale of a scandalous love affair. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Grand Opera House, York

Fri 20 Mar 2015

£17.90–£43.40 ( £15–£39.50) / 0844 871 3024

  • 19:30

Grimsby Auditorium

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£19.90–£36.40 ( £15.90–£31.40) / 0870 607 7461

  • 19:30

Grove Theatre, Dunstable

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£17.50–£30.50 (£15.50–£28.50; £14.50–£27.50) / 01582 602080

  • 19:30

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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.

Buxton Opera House

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£36 (£33) / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Darlington Civic Theatre

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£30–£34 / 01325 486555

  • 19:30

Opera House, Manchester

Sun 22 Mar 2015

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

  • 19:30

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

  • 19:30
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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

  • 19:00

Fri 20 Mar 2015

Phone for prices / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:00

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 11 Mar 2015

Phone for prices / 08432 086000

  • 19:00

Fri 13 Mar 2015

Phone for prices / 08432 086000

  • 19:00

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Wed 25 Mar 2015

Phone for prices / 0115 989 5555

  • 19:00

Fri 27 Mar 2015

Phone for prices / 0115 989 5555

  • 19:00

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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…

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 10 Mar 2015

Lyric Theatre

£19.50–£60 / 08432 086000

  • 19:00

Sat 14 Mar 2015

Lyric Theatre

£19.50–£60 / 08432 086000

  • 19:00

National Portrait Gallery, London WC2H

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£17.50–£58 / 020 7312 2463

  • 19:00

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£17.50–£58 / 020 7312 2463

  • 19:00

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£17.50–£58 / 020 7312 2463

  • 19:00
…and 2 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£16.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:00

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£16.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 19:00

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

  • 19:30

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

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

  • 19:30

King George's Hall, Blackburn

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£26 (£23) / 01254 582579

  • 19:30

Plaza, Stockport

Wed 4 Mar 2015

£30–£32 (£28–£30) / 0161 477 7779

  • 19:30

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Scottish Opera: Orfeo ed Euridice

Gluck's 1762 Orfeo ed Euridice did away with opportunities for empty virtuosity, setting new standards for dramatic integrity in opera writing, and in doing so helped to usher in the age of classical opera. Ashley Page directs this production, with Australian mezzo Caitlin Hulcup donning the breeches as Orfeo. Kenneth…

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Tue 3 Mar 2015

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

La Traviata

Ellen Kent present the tragic tale of searing passion, Verdi's outstanding interpretation of one of the best-known love stories of the 19th century, 'La Dame aux Camelias'.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 27 Mar 2015

£15–£37.50 / 0844 871 3014

Grand Opera House, York

Fri 20 Mar 2015

£15–£39.50 / 0844 871 3024

Grimsby Auditorium

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£16–£32.50 / 0870 607 7461

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Welsh National Opera: Chorus

  • Directed by: David Pountney

WNO Chorus, with soprano Lesley Garrett, performs excerpts from some of the greatest operas throughout history.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Wed 4 Mar 2015

£16–£49 / 0844 338 5000

  • 19:15

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£8–£43 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:15

Milton Keynes Theatre

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£18–£50 / 0844 871 7652

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Welsh National Opera: Hansel And Gretel

  • Directed by: Erik Nielsen (cond)

Richard Jones directs Humperdinck's timeless opera based on the Brother's Grimm fairytale, set against the backdrop of the 1950s. Sung in English with English and Welsh surtitles. Erik Nielsen conducts.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£16–£49 / 0844 338 5000

  • 19:15

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£8–£43 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:15

Milton Keynes Theatre

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£21.90–£53.90 / 0844 871 7652

  • 19:15

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Welsh National Opera: The Magic Flute

  • Directed by: Dominic Cooke
  • Written by: Mozart

Mozart's tale of Prince Tamino and his love for the Queen Of The Night's daughter, Pamina.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£16–£49 / 0844 338 5000

  • 19:15

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£16–£49 / 0844 338 5000

  • 19:15

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£8–£43 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:15

Fri 27 Mar 2015

£8–£43 / 023 8071 1811

  • 19:15

Milton Keynes Theatre

Thu 19 Mar 2015

£18–£50 / 0844 871 7652

Fri 20 Mar 2015

£18–£50 / 0844 871 7652

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