Much Loved Productions
Much Loved Productions presents A Feast of Gilbert and Sullivan:
5 June 7.30: Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare (with orchestra)
6 Oct 7.30: Huddersfield Town Hall (with the Orchestra of Opera North)
15 Feb 2020: Floral Pavilion, New Brighton (with orchestra)
English National Opera
ENO’s productions of The Pirates of Penzance, directed by Mike Leigh, and The Mikado, directed by Jonathan Miller, will be screened at selected cinemas throughout the UK on 18 June and 2 July respectively. Selected cinemas will also be screening The Mikado on 19 and 20 August. For details and a link to a list of cinemas, go to https://www.eno.org/about/eno-screen/.
Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg
The Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg presents a double bill of Suor Angelica (Puccini) and The Zoo on 19, 20, 23 and 24 June. Musical Director Guido Johannes Rumstadt, who conducted the Neuremberg Golden Legend in March. http://www.hfm-nuernberg.de/home/
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama presents The Gondoliers at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff on 1, 2 and 3 July at 7pm. Conductor Alice Farnham; director Polly Graham. https://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/whats_on/events/the_gondoliers.aspx
The National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company presents new productions of The Pirates of Penzance (28 Jul mat); The Mikado 24 Jul 2.30 & 7.30, 29 Jul 7.30); The Yeomen of the Guard (27 Jul 2.30); and The Gondoliers (25 Jul 7.30, 28 Jul 7.30). Followed by performance at Harrogate and UK tour.
Charles Court Opera presents H.M.S.
Sullivan without Gilbert
A day course entitled Sullivan Without Gilbert, run by our member Tim Porter as part of the Gerrards Cross Summer School, The Memorial Centre, East Common, Gerrards Cross SL9 7AD on Wednesday 31 July from 10-4.
From the prospectus:
Tutor: Tim Porter is an itinerant lecturer, working in the fields of Music and Medieval History. He is a member of The Arts Society Register, a speaker at the Ashmolean in Oxford and other museums,
National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company
The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company has announced its tour dates. In addition to Buxton and Harrogate the Company will be visiting Darlingotn, Malvern, Guildford and Bury St. Edmunds:
Darlington Hippodrome 1-3 Aug Thu 7.30 Gondoliers; Fri 7.30 Pirates; Sat 2.30, 7.30 Mikado
Malvern Theatres 3-7 Sep Tue 7.30, Wed. 2.30 Pirates;
Sullivan at the Edinburgh Fringe
The Coily Dart Theatre presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s Improbable New Musical: Less Miserable. Venue 9: theSpace @ Niddry St – Lower Theatre 2/3/5/6/7/8/9/10 August 11.20am (duration 55 mins). In an afterlife, Gilbert brags to Sullivan that, as fathers of the modern musical, all new musicals are basically just variations on their own plots. Sullivan challenges him to tell the story of Les Mis using only their own songs.
The National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company presents new productions of The Pirates of Penzance (10 Aug 7.30, 11 Aug 2.30, 18 Aug 7.30); The Mikado (10 Aug 2.30, 14 Aug 2.30, 17 Aug 7.30); The Yeomen of the Guard (11 Aug 7.30, 14 Aug 7.30, 17 Aug 2.30); and The Gondoliers (7 Aug 2.30 &
Opera della Luna
Opera della Luna presents:
The Parson’s Pirates (of Penzance) Roxburgh Theatre Stowe 9 Aug 7.30
H.M.S. Pinafore Wilton’s Music Hall, London 28 Aug 7.30; 29 Aug 2.30, 7.30; 30 Aug 7.30; 31 Aug 2.30, 7.30.
Sullivan at the Proms 2019
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by Ádám Fischer, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth with a concert of music by Sullivan, Mendelssohn and Prince Albert at the Royal Albert Hall. The programme includes Sullivan Victoria and Merrie England suite; Mendelssohn Piano Concerto no.1 in G minor (played on Victoria’s own piano, loaned by HM The Queen from the Royal Collection); songs by Prince Albert and Mendelssohn’s Symphony no.3 in A minor,
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, in association with Central Florida vocal Arts and Opera del Sol, presents The Mikado at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts, 5625 Holy Trinity Drive, Melbourne FL 32940. 17 Aug 7pm, 18 Aug 3pm. Concert performances directed by Kit Cleto. https://spacecoastsymphony.org/events/
The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Western Australia and the choir of St. John’s church, Fremantle, present The Prodigal Son: 8 Sep 2019 The G&S Hall, Nollamara; 13 Sep St. George’s cathedral, Perth; 20 Sep 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.
The Deutsche Johann Strauss-Gesellschaft and the Johann Strauss Society of Great Britain present Johann Strauss and England at the Königliches Kurhaus, Bad Reichenhall (Bavaria) on 14 September at 7.30. Works by Strauss and his sons plus the Overture di Ballo and selections from The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and The Gondoliers (including the Barataria-Marsch op.
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
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.