The Finnish première of Sullivan’s The Zoo will take place in Muurame, about 160 miles north of Helsinki, on 7 November at 7pm. Further performances: 8 Nov 5pm, 10 & 13 Nov 7pm, 14 Nov 2pm, 15 Nov 5pm.
The company performing the opera is Muuppera, which looks to provide opportunities for recently graduated singers to show off their talents. There will be a small chorus,
Charles Court Opera
Charles Court Opera presents Express G&S: The complete works of Gilbert & Sullivan in 75 mins! Pleasance Theatre, London: 17-22 November. Tues – Fri 7pm; Sat and Sun 2pm.The Maltings Theatre, St. Albans 24 – 28 November 7.30. Performance lasts 75 minutes; no interval. Distancing measures in place. 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, 16 – 20 March 2021. Tues 5pm, 7.45; Wed 7.30; Thu 2.30, 7.30; Fri 7.30; Sat 2.30, 7.30.. Performance lasts 90 minutes; no interval. Distancing measures in place. www.wiltons.org.uk
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 Light of the World is to be performed in the Christuskirche, Karlsruhe, on 25 April 2021. 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.
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 &