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Bingley Gilbert & Sullivan Society: The Mikado

  • Written by: Gilbert

A new production by the society of Gilbert and Sullivan's Japanese-themed satirical work.

Bingley Arts Centre

Tue 21 Apr

£7–£12 / 01274 567983

Wed 22 Apr

£7–£12 / 01274 567983

Thu 23 Apr

£9–£12 / 01274 567983

…and 2 more dates until 25 Apr

Cape Town G&S Society: The Mikado

  • Written by: W S Gilbert

The company presents a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's tale of love set in the fictitious Japanese town of Titipu.

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Mon 10 Aug

Phone for prices / 01423 500500

English Touring Opera: La Boheme

  • Written by: Puccini

Puccini's much-loved weepie about young things falling in and out of love and TB in a Parisian garret, featuring Ilona Domnich and Paula Sides as Mimi, David Butt Phillip as Rodolfo and Sky Ingram and Donna Bateman as Musetta.

Buxton Opera House

Thu 14 May

£18–£34 / 0845 127 2190

Fri 15 May

£18–£325 / 0845 127 2190

Sat 16 May

£18–£34 / 0845 127 2190

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 28 May

£20–£39 / 01223 578933

Fri 29 May

£20–£39 / 01223 578933

Sat 30 May

£20–£39 / 01223 578933

Gala, Durham

Mon 18 May

£26 (£24.50) / 0191 332 4041

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English Touring Opera: The Wild Man Of The West Indies

  • Written by: Donizetti

A love story set on a Caribbean island.

Buxton Opera House

Fri 15 May

£18–£34 / 0845 127 2190

Sat 16 May

£18–£325 / 0845 127 2190

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Wed 27 May

£20–£39 / 01223 578933

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Tue 21 Apr

£16.50–£32.50 / 0116 242 3595

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Hampstead Garden Opera: Xerxes

Richard Hetherington conducts a performance of Handel's Xerxes, presented by the award-winning company.

Upstairs At The Gatehouse, London N6

Fri 24 Apr

£23 (£21 Apr 24, 25, & 26 only) / 020 8340 3488

Sat 25 Apr

£23 (£21 Apr 24, 25, & 26 only) / 020 8340 3488

Tue 28 Apr

£23 (£21 Apr 24, 25, & 26 only) / 020 8340 3488

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International University Production: Iolanthe

  • Written by: W S Gilbert

A production of Gilbert and Sullivan's satirical, magical opera about a group of fairies who manage to infiltrate the House Of Lords.

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Tue 11 Aug

Phone for prices / 01423 500500

Opera Brava: Carmen

A new production of Carmen with an international cast.

The Leatherhead Theatre

Sat 23 May

£18 (£16; Members £16; Children £9) / 01372 365141

Russell Watson

  • Written by: Claude-Michel Schonberg

One of the country's most popular crossover singers returns to the stage.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 26 Apr

£28–£45 / 08441 717620

Derby Cathedral

Tue 1 Dec

£39.50–£55

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Fri 8 May

£32.50–£45 / 01463 234234

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Andover Choral Society: Carmen

The acclaimed choral society perform with the distinguished soloists of The Black Cat Opera Company in concert excerpts from Bizet's most celebrated opera.

The Lights, Andover

Sat 9 May

£13 / 01264 368368

Antonio Pappano And the Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House

The orchestra performs Ravel's orchestrations of two pieces from his piano work Miroirs, Ernest Chausson's song cycle Poeme De L'amour Et De La Mer with soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci, excerpts from Bernstein's ballet Fancy Free and Skryabin's Le Poeme De L'extase.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Mon 4 May

£5–£45 / 020 7304 4000

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Barbara Hannigan in Focus I : Stravinsky & Neo-classicism

  • Directed by: Barbara Hannigan
  • Written by: Haydn

Bravura, exploratory Canadian soprano/conductor Barbara Hannigan conducts and performs overtures, arias and a symphony: Mozart, Overture to La Clemenza di Tito; 'Bella mia fiamma, addio' and Overture to Idomeneo; Haydn, Symphony No 49, La Passione; Stravinsky, Act One, Scene 3 from The Rake’s Progress and Pulcinella Suite.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Wed 6 May

Barbican Hall

020 7638 8891

Birmingham Town Hall

Tue 5 May

£0–£40 / 0121 345 0600

Brighton Dome

Tue 12 May

Concert Hall

£10–£25 / 01273 709709

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Bath Opera: An All American Celebration

The company performs works by American composers.

The American Museum In Britain, Bath

Sat 20 Jun

£12 ( £10) / 01225 460503

The Rondo Theatre, Bath

Fri 24 Jul

£14 (£10) / 01225 463362

Sat 25 Jul

£14 (£10) / 01225 463362

Berlin In Light: Cabaret: Revue Songs In The 1920s

Soprano Anna Dennis, mezzo soprano Lucy Schaufer and pianist Philip Headlam perform some typical examples of a witty and sophisticated genre, including songs by Kurt Weill, Wilhelm Grosz and Herbert Zipper.

Kings Place, London N1

Sun 21 Jun

Hall One

£10 / 020 7520 1490

The Best Of Russian And Italian Opera With Hibla Gerzmava

On the 31 of May there will be a charity concert 'The Best of Russian and Italian Hibla Gerzmava is one of the most sought-after opera stars in the world, and one of the few Russian singers who can truly be called an 'opera diva'.

Opera Holland Park, London W8

Sun 31 May

£30 / 0300 999 1000

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Blue Hill Troupe: Patience

  • Written by: Arthur Sullivan

The company performs Gilbert and Sullivan's two-act comic opera, which takes a satirical look at the British aesthetic movement of the 1870s and 1880s.

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Sun 9 Aug

Phone for prices / 01423 500500

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

£38.20–£130 / 020 7589 8212

Bus Pass Opera: The Sorcerer

  • Written by: W S Gilbert

The company performs Gilbert and Sullivan's tale about the effects of a love potion on a village.

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Thu 13 Aug

Phone for prices / 01423 500500

Carl Rosa Opera: Die Fledermaus

  • Written by: Johann Strauss

Strauss's light-hearted, romantic, and wickedly funny work, beautifully dressed in traditional costumes from 1875 designs. Sung in the original German, which has the benefit of a witty English narration by the acclaimed Ranjit Bolt.

Theatre Royal, Bath

Mon 1 Jun

Main House

£20–£32.50; £18.50–£31; £22.50–£34.50 / 01225 448844

Tue 2 Jun

Main House

£20–£32.50; £18.50–£31; £22.50–£34.50 / 01225 448844

Wed 3 Jun

Main House

£20–£32.50; £18.50–£31; £22.50–£34.50 / 01225 448844

…and 3 more dates until 6 Jun

Carmen

Bizet's opera about the downfall of Don José who is seduced by the seductress gypsy, Carmen.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 2 Apr 2016

£15–£37.50

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Tue 5 Apr 2016

£20–£36 / 08441 717620

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 12 Mar 2016

£15–£37.50 / 0844 871 3014

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CBSO: Falstaff

Falstaff is performed by City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Wed 13 Jul 2016

£5–£48 / 0121 345 0600

Chamber Opera: Tokaido Road

  • Written by: Nicola LeFanu

A multi-media chamber opera based on an award-winning cycle of poems by Nany Gaffield.

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Sat 23 May

£12 ( £8; £7) / 01227 769075

Charles Court Opera: Ruddigore

  • Directed by: John Savournin
  • Written by: Sullivan

John Savournin directs a small-scale performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Gothic spoof, with musical direction by pianist David Eaton.

The Royal Hall, Harrogate

Sat 8 Aug

Phone for prices / 01423 500500

Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton

Sat 16 May

£16 / 020 8224 0633

Charles Court Opera: Tosca

  • Written by: Puccini

Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton

Fri 12 Jun

£16 / 020 8224 0633

Classical Opera

  • Directed by: Ian Page

The company and tenor Allan Clayton perform arias and airs by Handel, Boyce, JC Smith and Arne.

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Wed 6 May

£19–£35 / 020 7935 2141

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