Scottish Opera presents A Little Bit of Iolanthe:
24/25 May 2019 12 noon, 2pm, 3.30 Perth; 31 May 11am, 1pm, 3pm Stranraer; 1 June 11am, 1pm, 3pm Sanquhar; 7 June 4pm, 6pm Barrhead; 8 June 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm Griffnock; 13/14 June 5.45, 6.45. 8pm Melrose.
Adapted and arranged by Derek Clark for a storyteller, two singers, musicians and illustrations. This 25-minute version is joined on a triple bill by A Little Bit of (Magic) Flute and Puffy McPuffer and the Crabbit Canals,
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)
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,
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
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
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.