Performance Calendar

29th May
2022
Private Willis in IolanthePrepare for pandemonium with this brand new Gilbert and Sullivan production of Iolanthe from Opera Anywhere! This ingeniously witty and magical operetta is a tale of forbidden love between fairies and mortals – peers of the House of Lords, no less!
Strephon is the half-fairy, half-mortal son of the fairy Iolanthe and has fallen in love with Phyllis, a ward of the court. But for them to marry, Phyllis needs the Lord Chancellor’s permission, which is going to be tricky as he hopes to marry her himself – as do half the house of Lords! It’s Gilbert & Sullivan at their satirical best poking fun at power, privilege and parliamentary democracy.
Suitable for all ages, this opera is sure to leave you laughing and whistling all the way home.
https://www.brightonopenairtheatre.co.uk
2:00pmBrighton Open Air Theatre,
Brighton,
BN3 6EH
9th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 17th & 19th July
2022
Cover Moralès & Chorus in CarmenBizet’s tragedy Carmen is one of the most popular operas of all time – a tale of passion, jealousy and freedom.
Jeremy Silver conducts, with director Mathilde Lopez returning to Longborough following “a punky take” (★★★★ The Times) on Cavalli’s La Calisto in 2019, for what promises to be a radical version of a much-loved classic.
Vienna State Opera Award-winning Margaret Plummer makes her Longborough debut in the title role, with Peter Gijsbertsen (La traviata 2018) as Don José, and featuring the Longborough Youth Chorus.
https://lfo.org.uk/opera/carmen
5:00pmLongborough Festival Opera
New Banks Fee
Longborough
Moreton-in-Marsh
Gloucestershire
GL56 0QF

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18th December
2021
Page in Amahl and the Night VisitorsThis is the tender, heart-warming story of Amahl, a poor shepherd boy, and his devoted mother. They are visited one night by three kings, who are following a star on their way to see the baby Jesus. It’s a knock at the door that will change their lives forever. Amahl and the Night Visitors was originally written for television in 1951 and has since become an annual tradition in the USA – becoming one of the most frequently performed operas of the 20th century.
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/operaanywhere/t-ogzvxn
6:00pmSt Leonard’s Church, Oxfordshire, OX13 6RD
11th December
2021
Figaro in The Marriage of FigaroMozart’s cherished Opera, a classical masterpiece that has been loved by audiences worldwide since its first performance in Vienna in 1786. The performances will have live orchestration and will be performed in English.
https://thesubrooms.co.uk/whats-on/hewletts-opera-246
7:30pmSubscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud, GL5 1AE
3rd December
2021
Page in Amahl and the Night VisitorsThis is the tender, heart-warming story of Amahl, a poor shepherd boy, and his devoted mother. They are visited one night by three kings, who are following a star on their way to see the baby Jesus. It’s a knock at the door that will change their lives forever. Amahl and the Night Visitors was originally written for television in 1951 and has since become an annual tradition in the USA – becoming one of the most frequently performed operas of the 20th century.
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/studio65-ltd/t-pragqo
7:30pmEgerton Hall, Brackley, NN13 6GN
6th, 10th, 12th, 14th November
2021
Figaro in Le nozze di FigaroHGO returns to Jacksons Lane with a magical new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, fully staged with orchestra, and a cast of tomorrow’s opera stars.
Count Almaviva’s estate in the English countryside clings to its former glory, in denial that the First World War is on its doorstep. Figaro and Susanna try to live and love by their present values, though their livelihood depends on those of the past…
The romantic, the practical, and the ridiculous meet in HGO’s boisterous retelling of Mozart and Da Ponte’s iconic masterpiece, Le nozze di Figaro. Directed by two-time Off West End Awards Nominee Julia Mintzer and conducted by  Jette Parker Young Artist alumnus Thomas PayneFigaro will be performed in Italian (with surtitles), accompanied by the HGO Chamber Orchestra.
https://www.jacksonslane.org.uk/events/figaro/
7pm or 4pm on the 14thJacksons Lane Theatre, 269a Archway Road, London N6 5AA
29th
May2022
Private Willis in IolanthePrepare for pandemonium with this brand new Gilbert and Sullivan production of Iolanthe from Opera Anywhere! This ingeniously witty and magical operetta is a tale of forbidden love between fairies and mortals – peers of the House of Lords, no less!
Strephon is the half-fairy, half-mortal son of the fairy Iolanthe and has fallen in love with Phyllis, a ward of the court. But for them to marry, Phyllis needs the Lord Chancellor’s permission, which is going to be tricky as he hopes to marry her himself – as do half the house of Lords! It’s Gilbert & Sullivan at their satirical best poking fun at power, privilege and parliamentary democracy.
Suitable for all ages, this opera is sure to leave you laughing and whistling all the way home.
https://www.brightonopenairtheatre.co.uk
3:00pmBrighton Open Air Theatre,
Brighton,
BN3 6EH