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 Aug 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 Miserables 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/
G&S at the British Library
Gilbert and Sullivan in Historical Recordings: a talk by Jonathan Summers, Curator of Classical Music at the British Library Sound Archive. 10 September 2019 7.15-8.30pm. https://www.bl.uk/events/gilbert-sullivan-in-historical-recordings
Gilbert and Sullivan à la Carte: a musical miscellany performed by members of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company with piano accompaniment. 17 September 7-8.30pm.
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.
Glenn Amer and Melvyn Morrow present Sacred Sullivan at St. Peter’s Anglican church, 29 Waters Road, Cremorne, New South Wales 2090 on 15 September at 2pm. Tickets $A25/20 (cash only).
Glenn Amer (baritone and organ) and Melvyn Morrow (writer and narrator) celebrate the rich heritage of Arthur Sullivan’s inspirational church music.
There’s a lot more to Sir Arthur Sullivan than W. S. Gilbert – in fact, a heaven of a lot more.
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.
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:
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
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
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.