The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Western Australia and the choir of St. John’s church, Fremantle, present The Prodigal Son on 20 Sep 7.30 at St. John’s church, Fremantle. www.gilbertandsullivanwa.org.au.
The society was founded by the singer Bernard Manning and includes among its alumnae Justin Freind, a regular at the Buxton G&S Festival a decade or so ago. They performed The Rose of Persia in 2014.
The Merry Opera Company
The Merry Opera Company presents The Pirates of Penzance: Opus Theatre, Hastings 21 Sept; East Finchley Arts Festival 28 Sept; church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Mitcham 12 Oct. https://www.merryopera.co.uk/pirates-of-penzance-tour
Buttercup’s Scrapbook: A cornucopia of Sir Arthur Sullivan Songs. Sylvia Clarke (contralto); Geoffrey Burford (piano). Henfield Evangelical Free Church, 155 High Street, Henfield BN5 9EQ 28 September at 6.30. tickets £10: 01273-494747 or 01273-491040.
Much Loved Productions Ltd and Opera North
Much Loved Productions Ltd and Opera North present A Feast of Gilbert and Sullivan: Huddersfield Town Hall, 6 October at 4.30pm. Victoria Joyce, Louise Crane, Joseph Shovelton, Jeremy Peaker, Richard Woodall with the Orchestra of Opera North, conducted by Anthony Kraus. Tickets from £13:
St. David’s Players
St. David’s Players present The Grand Duke at the Barnfield Theatre, Exeter. 8 – 12 October at 7.30; Saturday matinee 2.30. tickets 01392-271808; https://www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk/the-grand-duke/
Leeds Festival Chorus
Leeds Festival Chorus with the Sinfonia of Leeds, conducted by Simon Wright, presents Trial by Jury in a mixed programme which also includes ‘The Long Day Closes’ in St. Edmund’s church, Roundhay, Leeds, on 19 October at 7.30. https://www.leedsfestivalchorus.co.uk/performances/trial-by-jury/
York Opera will be performing The Gondoliers at the Theatre Royal, York 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 October at 7.30 pm & 26 October at 4 pm.
Tickets from York Theatre Royal box office 01904 623568, www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players
The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players present Iolanthe 26/27 Oct 2019; The Mikado 27 Dec 2019 – 5 Jan 2020; The Gondoliers 18/19 April 2020 in New York. www.nygasp.org.
English National Opera
English National Opera presents The Mikado at the Coliseum (London) 28 Oct, 2 (mat & eve), 9 (mat & eve), 16, 22, 30 (mat & eve) Nov. Cast includes John Tomlinson (Mikado), Richard Suart (Ko-Ko), Andrew Shore (Pooh-Bah), our own Ben McAteer (Pish-Tush), Soraya Mafi (Yum-Yum), Yvonne Howard (Katisha). MD Chris Hopkins. https://www.eno.org
English National Opera
English National Opera presents Chamber Concerts with Afternoon Tea on 6 and 12 Nov at 2pm. Members of the Orchestra of ENO will play selections from G&S (and other operetta) in the Edwardian dining room of the London Coliseum. Also Puccini-based selections on 10 and 18 Mar 2020. https://www.eno.org/whats-on/chamber-concerts-with-afternoon-tea/
State Opera South Australia
State Opera South Australia presents The Mikado:
9/13/15/16/20 November 2019 7.30; 23 Nov 1pm. Festival Theatre, Adelaide.
Director Stuart Maunder, conductor Simon Kenway.
D’Oyly Carte Opera Company
The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company presents Gilbert and Sullivan A La Carte at the Wolverhampton Grand theatre on 26 Nov at 7.30. The 125th anniversary of the Grand is celebrated by a concert from five D’Oyly Carte principals and full orchestra, singing excerpts from ten operas, including Utopia Limited, with which a touring D’Oyly Carte company opened the theatre in 1894
Theater Krefeld und Mönchengladbach
Theater Krefeld und Mönchengladbach presents Let’s Stop Brexit! – Keep Calm and Drink Tea on 27 Nov, 13, 22 and 28 Dec, all at 7.30. in the Theater Krefeld, Theaterplatz 3, 47798 Krefeld, Germany. A humorous satirical musical revue written by Ulrich Proschka, using Sullivan’s music taken from the G&S operas. www.theater-kr-mg.de
Grim’s Dyke Opera
Grim’s Dyke Opera presents G&S opera dinners in 2020 at Grim’s Dyke, Harrow Weald, former home of W. S. Gilbert. During the evening a three-course dinner is served alongside a complete performance of the opera concerned. Professional cast; élite amateur chorus. Bookings and further details at www.grimsdyke.com. Trial by Jury 14 Jun; H.M.S. Pinafore 19 Apr; The Pirates of Penzance 9 Feb,
Much Loved Productions Ltd
Much Loved Productions Ltd present A Feast of Gilbert and Sullivan with the British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra: Floral Pavilions, New Brighton, 15 Feb 2020 at 7.30pm. www.mlpltd.com
Staatstheater Nürnberg presents Die Piraten von Penzance. Opernhaus, Nürnberg, 7/10/23/26 March 7.30; 16 April 7.30; 26 April 7pm; 17 May 7pm; 20 May 7.30; 7 June 7pm; 13 June 7.30; 21 June 7pm; 24/27 June 7.30; 8 July 7.30; 12 July 3.30. Musical Director Guido Johannes Rumstadt; director Christian Brey. Sung in German. https://www.staatstheater-nuernberg.de/spielplan-19-20/die-piraten-von-penzance/07-03-2020/1930
Sasha Regan’s all-male H.M.S.Pinafore is being revived in April at Wilton’s Music Hall, London.
Scottish Opera presents The Gondoliers:
Theatre Royal Glasgow 14/15/16/22/23 May 2020 7.15; 17 May 2.30;
His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen 28/29/30 May 7.15;
Eden Court, Inverness 3/4/5/6 June 7.15;
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh 10/11/13 June 7.15; 13 June 2.30;
Hackney Empire, London 15/16/18 July 7.30; 16/18 July 2.30.
Pre-show talks before each Saturday performance (except 16 May) at 6pm.
Conductors Derek Clark and James Hendry; director Stuart Maunder. Cast includes Richard Suart (Duke),
Scottish Opera presents Utopia Limited:
Theatre Royal Glasgow 21 May 2020 7.15;
Festival theatre Edinburgh 12 June 7.15;
Hackney Empire, London 17 July 7.30.
Semi-staged; with an updated libretto by Stuart Maunder, who directs. Conductor Derek Clark. Performed by the cast of The Gondoliers.
Illyria will be touring their outdoor production of H.M.S. Pinafore throughout the UK in July and August. www.illyria.co.uk.
Gilbert & Sullivan Festival 2020
The 27th international Gilbert and Sullivan Festival will take place in Buxton from 1-8 August, and in Harrogate from 9-23 August. The National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company will present new productions of The Sorcerer, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Patience and The Emerald Isle. The production of The Emerald Isle will follow the model of 2018’s Haddon Hall, with professional soloists and orchestra plus an elite amateur chorus.