The Merry Opera Company
The Merry Opera Company presents a new production of The Mikado: 18 March Arts Centre, Armagh; 19 March Portico Arts, Portaferry; 11 April Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs; 15 April Christ Church, Isle of Dogs; 17 April Parish Church, Mitcham; 22 April Hampstead Free Church, London; 29 April St Phillip’s Kensington, London; 1 May Elgiva Theatre, Chesham; 2 May Astor Theatre, Deal; 13 May Marina Theatre,
The programme for the twenty-seventh International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival 2021 has been announced. The Festival will run in Buxton from 31st July until 7th August and in Harrogate between 8th and 22nd August.
The National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company will present productions of The Mikado (31 July mat & eve, 8 Aug mat, 14 Aug eve, 22 Aug mat); The Pirates of Penzance (1 Aug mat &
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.
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 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.