Charles Court Opera
Charles Court Opera presents Iolanthe: 30 May 2.30 & 7.30, 16/17 Jun 7.30 The Roman Theatre Open-Air Festival, St. Albans; 19 Jun 6pm Villages Music Festival, Chalvington, Sussex; 29 Jul 8pm Hever Festival, Hever Castle; 7 Aug 2pm, 7pm International G&S Festival, Buxton Opera House; 11 Aug 2pm, 7pm G&S Festival, Harrogate. More information and bookings www.charlescourtopera.com.
Charles Court Opera
Charles Court Opera presents Express G&S (The complete works of G&S in 75 minutes): 31 May 1pm, 4.30pm The Roman Theatre Open-Air Festival, St. Albans; 23/24/25/30 Jun, 1/2 Jul 7.30 The Pleasance, London; 26 Jun 3pm, 6pm Lawrence Battley Theatre, Huddersfield; 11 Jul mat & eve Lichfield Festival; 9 Aug 8pm Hever Festival at Hever Castle; 12/17 Aug 2pm G&S Festival, Harrogate; 29 Sep 7.30 City Varieties Music Hall,
Opera Anywhere presents H.M.S. Pinafore: 4 Jul 3pm Highfield Park Woods, St. Albans; 16 Jul 7.30 Nothe Fort,Weymouth; 31 Jul 7pm Court Farm Barn, Ledbury; 1 Aug 5pm Dean Heritage Centre, Soudley; 27 Aug 7.30 Opus Theatre, Hastings; 5 Sep 11am Brighton Open Air Theatre, Hove; 16 Oct All Saints’ church, Ockham, Woking; 14 Nov 6pm Players Theatre, Thame. The Pirates of Penzance: 3 Jun 7pm Trafford Centre,
Illyria presents H.M.S. Pinafore: 9 Jul Penlee Park, Penzance 7.30; 10 Jul Hearn Field, Combeinteignhead 6.30; 11 Jul Church Field Bowerchalke nr. Salisbury 3pm; 13 Jul Pentillie Castle and Estate, Saltash; 14 Jul Glastonbury Abbey 7pm; 16 Jul Fowlmere Village Hall and Recreation Ground nr. Cambridge 7.30; 17 Jul Berkhamsted Castle 7pm; 18 Jul Oak Hill Park, Barnet; 22 Jul Hanbury Hall, Droitwich Spa 7pm; 23 Jul Wintershill Hall,
The twenty-seventh international Gilbert and Sullivan Festival has published (20 March) the following provisional programmes:
Buxton Opera House 31 July – 7 August 2021
The National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company presents H.M.S. Pinafore: 31 Jul mat & eve, 4 Aug eve; The Mikado: 1 Aug mat & eve, 6 Aug eve; Patience: 3 Aug eve,
Opera Holland Park and Charles Court Opera
Opera Holland Park and Charles Court Opera present The Pirates of Penzance: 3-7 August 7.30 at Opera Holland Park Theatre, Ilchester Place London W8 6LU. www.operahollandpark.com.
Charles Court Opera
Charles Court Opera presents The Mikado: 27 Aug 8pm Hever Festival, Hever Castle; 30 Oct 7.30 Blackfriars Theatre & Arts Centre, Boston. More information and bookings www.charlescourtopera.com.
Opera della Luna
Opera della Luna presents Cox and Box (full version) and Offenbach’s Les Deux Aveugles. Wilton’s Music Hall, London, 31 August – 4 September: Tuesday 5pm and 7.45; Wednesday 7.30; 2 September 2.30 and 7.30; Friday 7.30; Saturday 2.30 and 7.30. Performance lasts 90 minutes; no interval. Distancing measures in place. www.wiltons.org.uk
The Merry Opera Company
The Merry Opera Company will present a new production of The Mikado in September. More details to follow. www.merryopera.co.uk.
English National Opera
English National Opera presents H. M. S. Pinafore: 29 Oct 7pm; 30 Oct 3pm, 7.30; 6 Nov 3pm, 7.30; 7 Nov 3pm; 12 Nov 7.30; 14 Nov 3pm; 17/18 Nov 7.30; 20 Nov 2pm; 27 Nov 3pm, 7.30; 30 Nov 7.30; 3/6/9/11 Dec 7.30. Musical Director Chris Hopkins, Director Cal McCrystal. Cast includes John Savournin (Corcoran) and Les Dennis (making his operatic debut as Sir Joseph). Tickets£10-£160. https://eno.org/whats-on/hms-pinafore/
The Risingholme Orchestra, Christchurch, New Zealand, presents Wilfred Bendall’s Suite from King Arthur at a date to be confirmed in November 2021; plus some movements of the Irish Symphony. More details as they become available.
The Light of the World is to be performed in the Christuskirche, Karlsruhe, on 30 April 2023. The performance will be conducted by Peter Gortner. Our friends in the Deutsche Sullivan-Gesellschaft, who believe this will be the German première of the complete oratorio, are holding their Annual General Meeting in Karlsruhe the previous day. More details later.