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Concerts in the Park

Concert in the park summer series with music from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Sutton Park, Boldmere Gate Entrance, Sutton Coldfield

Sat 29 Jun

£25 (£15)

  • 15:30 – 23:00

Il Divo

Pop opera from the phenomenally successful Il Divo.

Birmingham Arena

Sat 29 Jun

£35–£125 / 0871 945 6000

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Thu 27 Jun

£35–£125 / 0844 800 0400

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Fri 28 Jun

£35–£125 / 02920 224488

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Opera Bohemia: The Merry Widow

Scotland's professional touring company Opera Bohemia performs The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár, which finds various suitors fighting to win the hand of the wealthy widow Hannah Glawari.

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Sat 7 Sep

£12.50–£19 (Students £11–£18; Children £8) / 01292 288235

Haddo House, Ellon

Tue 27 Aug

£7–£17 / 0844 493 2179

Lanark Memorial Hall

Thu 22 Aug

01555 667999

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Andrea Bocelli

A unique voice mixing opera and classical with pop.

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Sat 26 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

With Beverley Knight.

Manchester Arena

Sun 27 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 847 8000

With Beverley Knight.

Resorts World Arena, Birmingham

Sat 19 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

With Beverley Knight.

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Madama Butterfly An Ellen Kent production

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Winner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a…

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Thu 26 Mar 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 01274 432000

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 22 Feb 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 01256 844244

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 11 Mar 2020

£13–£43.50

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…and at 21 other places

Welsh National Opera: Don Pasquale

The Welsh National Opera produces a new version of the classic comic opera, with a libretto by Daisy Evans.

Pontio, Bangor

Thu 4 Jul

£19 (Seniors £16; Children £12; Students £12)

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

Sat 6 Jul

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01874 611622

Manon Lescaut

Love, conflict, greed and desire. *Manon Lescaut *was Puccini’s breakthrough hit opera, and its exquisitely tender melodies and churning, surging emotions remain potent today. Much loved by International Festival audiences, powerhouse Scottish conductor Donald Runnicles has been Music Director of Deutsche Oper Berlin…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 22 Aug

£16 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Don Pasquale

Donizetti With new libretto by Daisy Evans Follow the exploits of Don Pasquale in this riotous new version of Donizetti’s classic comic opera. Set in and around Pasquale’s doner kebab van, it’s the story of an old bachelor’s romantic delusions and the young lovers who outwit him. Don Pasquale brings together a cast…

Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Wed 26 Jun

Anthony Hopkins Theatre

£10–£30 / 0845 330 3565

  • 19:30

Edinburgh International Festival

Bringing world-class arts to the capital since 1947, the EIF sets the standard for classical concerts, opera, dance and theatre, while it's recently also added an excellent contemporary music strand. Already confirmed for 2019 is Ian McKellen who will perform a series of highlights from his remarkable career.

Various venues: Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 473 2000

Sat 3 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 473 2000

Sun 4 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 473 2000

…and 22 more dates until 26 Aug

The Gondoliers

PB Theatricals Youth Theatre stage Gilbert & Sullivan's lesser-known work, which follows two gondoliers' journey to find out which is the rightful King of Barataria.

Medway Centre, Bakewell

Sat 3 Aug

£10 (£8) / 01629 813638

  • 14:30 – 16:30
  • 19:30 – 21:30

New Mills Art Theatre

Sun 4 Aug

£10 (£8)

  • 19:15 – 21:15

Götterdämmerung

Following their spectacular Die Walküre in 2017, Sir Andrew Davis and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra reunite with a sensational international cast of soloists for the overwhelming power of Wagner’s greatest achievement. Human greed rules the world and the deceitful Hagen hatches a vengeful plot to exploit the…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 25 Aug

£20 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Marriage of Figaro

  • Directed by: James Conway (dir), Michael Rosewell (cond)
  • Written by: Mozart

A fun interpretation of Mozart's opera, presented by English National Opera.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sat 14 Mar 2020

£26–£160 / 0871 911 0200

Thu 19 Mar 2020

£26–£160 / 0871 911 0200

Sat 21 Mar 2020

£26–£160 / 0871 911 0200

…and 7 more dates until 18 Apr 2020

Orfeo ed Euridice

With his velvety, exquisitely expressive voice and his penetrating sense of drama, world-renowned British countertenor Iestyn Davies is at the height of his powers. He’s equally at home in the concert hall, the opera house or the theatre — he recently sang the title role in Farinelli and the King, with Mark Rylance, in…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 15 Aug

£16 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Riders to the Sea / Cupboard Love

Double bill of British 20th century operas by the University of St Andrews' Byre Opera.

Berwick-Upon-Tweed Peace Church

Sat 29 Jun

£15 / 01334 462226

Sun 30 Jun

£15 / 01334 462226

The Maltings Theatre and Cinema, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sat 29 Jun

£15 (Children free) / 01334 462226

Part of Berwick Festival Opera.

St Andrews Voices

It's all about the voice, in this eclectic festival of music drawn from opera, Lieder, folk, jazz, early music and contemporary genres.

Various venues: St Andrews

Thu 17 Oct

Times & prices vary

Fri 18 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sat 19 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 20 Oct

Times & prices vary

Welsh National Opera: Carmen

  • Directed by: Patrice Caurier
  • Written by: Bizet

The Welsh National Opera stage Bizet's opera about the enthralling seductress, Carmen.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Tue 5 Nov

£31–£59.50 / 0844 338 5000

Fri 8 Nov

£31–£59.50 / 0844 338 5000

Thu 7 May 2020

£31–£59.50 / 0844 338 5000

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Tue 26 Nov

£16 / 023 8071 1811

Fri 29 Nov

£16 / 023 8071 1811

Thu 19 Mar 2020

£16 / 023 8071 1811

Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Tue 19 May 2020

Prices to be confirmed

Wed 20 May 2020

Prices to be confirmed

Fri 22 May 2020

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 23 May 2020

Prices to be confirmed

Abraham & Isaac

Staging of Benjamin Britten's Abraham & Isaac, devised by Waterperry Opera Festival's Young Artists' programme.

Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

Fri 26 Jul

Free / 07506566444

Part of Waterperry Opera Festival.

Sun 28 Jul

Free / 07506566444

Part of Waterperry Opera Festival.

Ah, Ye Gods, What Power You Have Given to Beauty!

Ulrike Wutscher, Austrian Mezzo-Soprano Come and hear a lunchtime recital with music written by strong women as well as arias about the power of women. The programme includes songs by Clara Schumann, Liza Lehmann, Franz Schubert and some favourite opera arias by Mozart and Saint-Saëns. Age category: 12+

Stockbridge Parish Church, Edinburgh

Fri 16 Aug

Church Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 332 0122

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

King George's Hall, Blackburn

Fri 21 Feb 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 847 1664

As You Like It

CONCERT Doors open 7pm Nicky Spence, tenor Dylan Perez, piano Internationally celebrated artists Nicky Spence (tenor) and Dylan Perez (piano) take us on a musical journey of Shakespeare Songs set by a diverse and eclectic range of composers from Purcell and Haydn, through to Britten, Quilter, Tippett and John…

The CornerHOUSE, Surbiton

Fri 26 Jul

£21.79–£27.04 / 0800 411 8881

Bbc Concert Orchestra

An inspiring musical experience for people of all ages, the BBC Concert Orchestra can be heard regularly on BBC Radio 2’s  Friday Night Is Music Night.  On BBC Radio 3 it searches out unusual and quirky classical masterpieces, profiling them in an entertaining way.

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Sun 14 Jul

£25 / 01553 764864

Bedford Park Proms

Come to Bedford Park for a musical extravaganza that the whole family can enjoy.

Bedford Park & Gardens, London W4

Sun 28 Jul

£33.25 (Children £6)

Bizet to Broadway: Natalie Sternberg

Natalie Sternberg Natalie’s stunning soprano voice will enchant you as she takes you on a musical journey. The classical-crossover singer performs a variety of operatic arias from Puccini to Mozart; musical theatre numbers from The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Carousel as well as popular songs including a…

theSpace on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Tue 13 Aug

Perth Theatre

£8 / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

Perth Theatre

£8 / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 15 Aug

Perth Theatre

£8 / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 17 Aug