March, Music, Opera

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Leamington Spa Opera Group: 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

£18.50–£19.50; £19–£20; £20–£21 / 01604 624 811

Tue 17 Mar

£18.50–£19.50; £19–£20; £20–£21 / 01604 624 811

Wed 18 Mar

£18.50–£19.50; £19–£20; £20–£21 / 01604 624 811

…and 3 more dates until 21 Mar

Iolanthe: Astwood Bank Operatic Society

  • Written by: Gilbert and Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta in which fairies tangle with the House of Lords.

Palace Theatre, Redditch

Wed 11 Mar

£12; £14 (£13) / 01527 65203

Thu 12 Mar

£12; £14 (£13) / 01527 65203

Fri 13 Mar

£12; £14 (£13) / 01527 65203

Sat 14 Mar

£12; £14 (£13) / 01527 65203

The Mikado

Gilbert And Sullivan's well-loved operetta, based on themes of power, corruption, love, betrothal and sycophancy. Performed by Northampton Gilbert & Sullivan Group.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Mon 16 Mar

£18.50–£20 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:45 – 22:15 The Mikado Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Tue 17 Mar

£18.50–£20 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:45 – 22:15 The Mikado Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Wed 18 Mar

£18.50–£20 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:45 – 22:15 The Mikado Royal and Derngate, Northampton
…and 3 more dates until 21 Mar

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

Sat 7 Mar

£10–£80.50 / 0131 529 6000

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

£15–£20 (£12.50–£17.50) / 0131 668 2019

Please note rescheduled date.

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Le Nozze di Figaro

VoiceArc present their debut production, Le Nozze di Figaro, by W A Mozart.

St Bride's Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

£14–£16 / 0131 346 1405

Sat 7 Mar

£14–£16 / 0131 346 1405

Ellen Kent's Rigoletto

Verdi's masterpiece performed by Ellen Kent.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 26 Mar

£15–£37.50 / 0844 871 3014

Opera House, Manchester

Sat 21 Mar

£15–£42.50 / 0844 847 2275

Ellen Kent 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. Starring Vladimir Dragos as Rigoletto.

Opera House, Manchester

Sat 21 Mar

£17.89–£46.40; £28–£33 early bird (£29.50–£32.50) / 0844 847 2275

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Sat 7 Mar

£15–£32 / 029 2087 8444

Giovanni

Silent Opera’s brand new digitally re-mastered re-working of Mozart's masterpiece, where audience members use a specially designed mobile app to interact with the performers.

The Vaults, London SE1

Fri 6 Mar

£15–£25 / 020 7401 9603

£25 ticket includes one of the best seats, a programme and a show-themed cocktail. Part of Vault Festival.

Sat 7 Mar

£15–£25 / 020 7401 9603

£25 ticket includes one of the best seats, a programme and a show-themed cocktail Part of Vault Festival.

£15–£25 / 020 7401 9603

£25 ticket includes one of the best seats, a programme and a show-themed cocktail. Part of Vault Festival.

Sun 8 Mar

£15–£25 / 020 7401 9603

£25 ticket includes one of the best seats, a programme and a show-themed cocktail Part of Vault Festival.

£15–£25 / 020 7401 9603

£25 ticket includes one of the best seats, a programme and a show-themed cocktail. Part of Vault Festival.

The Mikado

A performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's deliciously light-hearted exploration of capital punishment.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Fri 6 Mar

£13 (£12; Children £6) / 01592 583302

Sat 7 Mar

£12 (Children £6) / 01592 583302

£13 (£12; Children £6) / 01592 583302

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The Opera Project

Purcell's haunting Dido and Aeneas and Poulenc's Les Mammelles de Tiresias, directed by Mark Hathaway with movement direction from Kally Lloyd-Jones, conducted by Timothy Dean and Oliver Rundell.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Fri 6 Mar

Alexander Gibson Opera Studio

£14.50 (£12) / 0141 332 5057

Sat 7 Mar

Alexander Gibson Opera Studio

£14.50 (£12) / 0141 332 5057

Pop-Up Opera: Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail

  • Written by: Mozart

Pop-up Opera perform Mozart's comedy about two young men attempting to rescue their lovers from an Ottoman harem. Sung in German with English subtitles.

Black Mountains Barns, Hereford

Fri 6 Mar

£35 / 01873 860358

Black Swan Yard, London SE1

Thu 19 Mar

£20 / 07584 099517

The Bull, London N6

Tue 17 Mar

£25 / 020 8341 0510

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La Traviata

  • Directed by: Ellen Kent
  • Written by: Verdi

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'.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Tue 10 Mar

£17.50–£36 / 01702 351135

  • 20:00 – 22:30 La Traviata Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 27 Mar

£15–£37.50 / 0844 871 3014

Grand Opera House, York

Fri 20 Mar

£15–£39.50

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Bach St John Passion Henley Choral Society with Nicholas Mulroy as the Evangelist

Conductor Benjamin Goodson brings together the 100-strong chorus of Henley Choral society and a stellar cast of soloists to sing Bach’s sublime St John Passion in German.

St Mary's Parish Church, Henley-on-Thames

Sat 14 Mar

£18 (Children £5)

The Centenary Company: Princess Ida

  • Written by: Gilbert

Gilbert and Sullivan's ever-popular satire on the battle of the sexes.

Greenwich Theatre, London SE10

Wed 25 Mar

£14; £18.50; £18.50 (£17.50; £17.50; £52) / 020 8858 7755

Thu 26 Mar

£14; £18.50; £18.50 (£17.50; £17.50; £52) / 020 8858 7755

Fri 27 Mar

£14; £18.50; £18.50 (£17.50; £17.50; £52) / 020 8858 7755

Sat 28 Mar

£14; £18.50; £18.50 (£17.50; £17.50; £52) / 020 8858 7755

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Charles Court Opera: Ruddigore

  • Directed by: John Savournin
  • Written by: Sullivan

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

King's Head, London N1

Fri 6 Mar

£10 preview; £19.50 ( £18; £18; £15; Children £15 under 18s) / 0207 478 0160

Sat 7 Mar

£10 preview; £19.50 ( £18; £18; £15; Children £15 under 18s) / 0207 478 0160

Mon 9 Mar

£10 preview; £19.50 ( £18; £18; £15; Children £15 under 18s) / 0207 478 0160

…and 5 more dates until 14 Mar

Concept Players: HMS Pinafore

The group performs Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera.

Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

Fri 6 Mar

£10 / 01873 850805

Sat 7 Mar

£10 / 01873 850805

Contemporary Opera Scenes

Young vocalists from Music Theatre Wales and the Royal Welsh College perform extracts from a variety of contemporary operas.

Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama, Cardiff

Fri 6 Mar

Richard Burton Theatre

£12 / 029 2039 1391

Sat 7 Mar

Richard Burton Theatre

£12 / 029 2039 1391

English National Opera: Mastersingers of Nuremburg

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

The ENO performs Wagner’s popular opera.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sat 7 Mar

£38.75–£161.25 / 0871 911 0200

Tue 10 Mar

£38.75–£161.25 / 0871 911 0200

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

Fri 6 Mar

£25–£49 / 0844 338 5000

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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.

Hackney Empire, London E8

Fri 13 Mar

£10–£33 / 020 8985 2424

Sat 14 Mar

£10–£33 / 020 8985 2424

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Tue 17 Mar

£15–£31 / 01872 262466

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Fri 20 Mar

£22 / 0844 406 8666

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English Touring Opera: L'assedio di Calais

  • Directed by: Jeremy Silver (cond)
  • Written by: Gaetano Donizetti

Donizetti's opera tells the story of the Siege of Calais, in which six citizens (the famous 'burghers') offered themselves to the besieging English forces in return for the safety of the town. Craig Smith is Eustachio, Catherine Carby and Helen Sherman take turns with the trousers role of Aurelio, and Paula Sides sings…

Hackney Empire, London E8

Sat 7 Mar

£10–£33 / 020 8985 2424

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Sat 21 Mar

£22 / 0844 406 8666

Sheffield Theatres

Tue 31 Mar

£19–£28 / 0114 249 6000

English Touring Opera: The Wild Man Of The West Indies

  • Written by: Donizetti

A love story set on a Caribbean island.

Hackney Empire, London E8

Thu 12 Mar

£10–£33 / 020 8985 2424

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Wed 18 Mar

£14–£30 / 01872 262466

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Wed 25 Mar

£6.50–£35 / 01603 630000

An Evening Of Light Opera And Classical Music

Opera arias by the likes of Debussy, Bizet, Britten, Schumann, Puccini and many more, performed by Claudia Haussman and Maria Evangelou, with mezzo-sopranos Laura Whitbread and Harriet Birchall and tenors Luke Churchill and Rory Carver.

Forty Hall, Enfield

Sat 14 Mar

£12 / 020 8363 8196

An Evening Of Opera & Song

The talented mezzo soprano Magdalen Ashman is accompanied by David Syrus, Head Of Music at The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, on piano.

St John's Smith Square, London SW1P

Mon 16 Mar

£15–£25 (£10) / 020 7222 1061

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