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 Recent OMTF Events
EFFECTIVE FUNDRAISING
Friday 31st July 2015
Regent Theatre, Regent High School, London

An OMTF symposium exploring the key issues in fundraising; the many different ways of raising money in an era of diminishing public funding; how to find and hold on to your funders and donors; planning fundraising strategies; building effective cases for public funding; and what it takes to be successful.

Panels and surgeries with experts from Glyndebourne, The Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera and more will provide opportunities to learn from some of the most successful fundraisers in the sector.

Suitable for companies of all shapes and sizes.


DEVOTED & DISGRUNTLED
What are we going to do about Opera?
June 6 and 7, 2015
Royal Opera House, London, UK

A weekend of passionate discussion and informal conversation open to all members of the operatic community: artists and audiences, administrators and technicians, friends and critics, newcomers and old hands.

Open Space discussion facilitated by Improbable in partnership with the Royal Opera House, Tête à Tête, National Opera Coordinating Committee and Opera Europa.

Reports from the Devoted and Disgruntled event are available here.

MARKETING YOUR COMPANY

Friday 1st August 2014, 2-5pm
King's Place, London

How does your company reach the right people? What makes your company and shows unique and appealing to audiences, funders, promoters and everyone who matters to you? An OMTF Symposium exploring how an organisation’s distinctive profile can improve both its place in the market and its ticket sales.

Speakers from English Touring Opera; Kings Place; Mahogany Opera Group; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment


The 2013 Conference, Future Tense, hosted by the Royal Opera House, London, focused on what the world might be like in 2030.

Artists, business leaders, policy-makers and thinkers sought to understand a rapidly changing arts sector in a rapidly changing world.  Speakers included Royal Opera House Artistic Director Kasper Holten, playwright/librettist Mark Ravenhill, Bill Winters, CEO and Chairman, Renshaw Bay, Phillida Cheetham, Policy Department, Which? and Marcus Romer, Artistic Director, Pilot Theatre.  More details on the event page...
The 2013 Open Event was Innovation, Innovation, Innovation: Embracing the Digital Revolution hosted by the Tête à Tête Festival at the Riverside Studios, London in August 2013.

A wide range of digital applications were discussed with speakers including The Space, The Young Vic, the Royal Opera House and NESTA.
Watch the presentations and see more details on the event page...

 FEATURES
  MIDSUMMER NIGHTS

The City Lit Opera School celebrates summer and the end of the academic year with Purcell's Fairy Queen


The City Lit runs a year-long course for singers preparing for conservatoires or entering the profession with staged workshop performances at the end of each term.  The final term sees a full length, fully staged production and the 2016 theme of operas inspired by Shakespeare continues with Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen.  Composed in 1692 near the end of Purcell’s short career, it is an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the ‘semi opera’ form (a play with incidental music and acts followed by musical masques) popular in the 1600s.  Three performances take place around the traditional Midsummer Day (June 24) and the third will take place in an open air amphitheatre, so some warm midsummer weather magic wouldn’t go amiss…

Purcell’s The Fairy Queen will be performed at the Jack Lyon Theatre in London’s City Lit on June 22 and 24; it will then tour to Maldon in Essex where it opens the Maldon Festival on June 25.

City Lit Opera School profile

  PROMISES, PROMISES ...

In Garsington Opera's 2016 season Tchaikovsky, Rossini and Mozart offer protagonists who make vows with life-changing consequences.


Promises - declarations of intent, pledges.  Courageous and dangerous.  Tatyana, a romantic country girl who yearns for more than the routine of provincial family life pledges her love to the glamorous visitor from Moscow in an impulsive and passionate letter.  Unfortunately he is not impressed and the letter sets off an inexorable and tragic chain of events.  In Eugene Onegin Tchaikovsky’s own pain, frustration and loss informed an opera about unfulfilled love.

Rossini’s heroine is a young woman of independent spirit, resourcefulness and many skills.  Written when he was just 21, L’italiana in Algeri combines hilarity and a touch of the surreal as Isabella adventurously searches in foreign lands for the man to whom she has promised her heart.  Shipwrecked in Algiers, she is at the mercy of the governor, who, bored with his long-suffering wife, wants a new Italian one.  But he has met his match.  Isabella outwits him and rescues her beloved Lindoro along the way. 

Mozart’s twelfth opera, written when he was 24, has been called his first masterpiece.  His protagonist Idomeneo is a man who battles with the consequences of a rash promise to the Gods when he is saved from drowning at sea.  He vows to sacrifice the first person he sees when he reaches home – who turns out to be his son, Idamante.  A terrible struggle ensues between paternal love and a deadly vow, complicated by the anguished love triangle between Idamante and two princesses, one an enemy captive.

In 2015, Garsington Opera joined with the RSC to create A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  This year they offer a different kind of contrast, partnering with ballet company Rambert to produce Haydn’s oratorio The Creation.  With a depiction of chaos, a thrilling choral sunburst of 'Let there be light’, through musical illustrations of the first rain and clouds, animals, birds and fish, to Adam and Eve’s rapturous hymn of praise for their newly made world, it is the story of the creation of the universe, based on the versions in Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost.

The Garsington Opera season opens on June 3 with Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and continues with Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri on June 4 and Mozart’s Idomeneo on June 19Haydn’s The Creation opens on July 14.

Garsington Opera profile

  IT'S MAGIC

Operas from Mozart, Purcell and Verdi are laced with magic of all kinds and two celebrate Shakespeare at Iford Arts' summer festival


Benevolent magic wielded by fairies dominates the action of Shakespeare’s comic fantasy A Midsummer Night’s Dream for which Purcell composed operatic scenes.  Iford Arts is mounting a new performing version of Purcell’s score by Tim Nelson which fuses more closely with the play and creates a continuous thread, entangling fairies, runaway lovers and rude mechanicals together in an English dreamworld.  Christian Curnyn conducts the Early Opera Company orchestra and Tim Nelson directs.

The black magic which suffuses the dark story of Macbeth’s rise to power is one of the reasons why Shakespeare’s ‘Scottish play’ has been thought to be unlucky.  In this production of Verdi’s adaptation Iford will use its cloister to illustrate destruction and abandonment, a metaphor for the uncertain state of the country ruled over by James I.  Into this a vacuum steps an ambitious man for whom witchcraft is the catalyst for bloody change.  Oliver Gooch conducts and Bruno Ravella directs.

The otherworldly atmosphere of the cloister at Iford will again be a central feature in John Savournin’s Charles Court Opera production of Mozart’s Magic Flute.  The flute has the power to change sorrow into joy and helps the hero Tamino through trials of body and spirit.  Baffling yet popular, sublime as well as entertaining, this is an allegorical story in which two young men find their hearts’ content in a mystical world where wisdom must be learned through trial and error and nothing is as it seems to be. 

The Iford Arts opera season opens on June 4 with Verdi’s Macbeth and continues with the Charles Court Opera production of Mozart’s Magic Flute on July 2.  The final production is a new adaptation of Purcell’s Fairy Queen opening on July 23.  There is also a programme of classical and jazz concerts.

Iford Arts profile

  DANGEROUS LIAISONS

Longborough Festival Opera's eclectic season featuring the consequences of sinful passions incorporates Wagner, Mozart, Janacek and Handel


Tannhauser is not a man who does things by halves.  Too much time with Venus is followed by an excess of shame and regret, itself regretted when he finds the church will not absolve him.  Only the love of an altruistic woman can bring about his redemption.  The opera, Wagner specialists Longborough Festival Opera suggests, perhaps tells us more about Wagner the man than any of his other operas

The sorceress Alcina in Handel’s opera of the same name has no such tortured hang-ups.  She takes her pleasure where she pleases and when tired of her lovers changes them into stones, plants, or anything that takes her fancy.  She finally meets her match in Ruggerio who manages to tear himself away from her although it takes the combined efforts of his tutor, his fiancée, a magic ring and some very complicated plot twists to do it.

Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro has no sexual inhibitions either.  He thinks the droit de seigneur is a thoroughly civilised custom and the plot turns on everyone else’s attempts to prevent him exercising it with Figaro’s bride.  With psychological insight, humour and humanity it is a true opera of the Enlightenment.

Lust, jealousy and pride are all evident in the grim reality of Janacek’s Jenufa.  The heroine’s authoritarian stepmother unknowingly prevents a marriage which would have united the parents of an illegitimate child.  After the birth she kills the child in order to ensure a respectable marriage.  Are reconciliation and redemption remotely possible?

The Longborough Festival Opera season opens with Wagner’s Tannhauser on June 9 and continues with Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro on June 26 and Janacek’s Jenufa on July 16.  The final production of the season is Handel’s Alcina which opens on July 30.

Longborough Festival Opera profile

Other current and recent stories:
Jun 2016
to 01 Jul
More!
Grange Park Opera's last season in Hampshire contains plenty of food for the soul with three operas and a musical 
Jul 2016
to 20 Sep
The Golden Dragon - New Recipe!
Music Theatre Wales premiers a new English language version of Peter Eötvös's fable of modern life 
Mar 2016
to 01 Jun
Transgressors
English Touring Opera's spring season features protagonists from Mozart, Donizetti and Gluck who defy the social codes of their times and places 
May 2016
to 21 May
Criminal Intent
Six new operas featuring crime premeditated by Tête à Tête and the Royal College of Music 
May 2016
to 08 May
#LOVEOPERA Weekend, May 6-8
Celebrating the range and quantity of live opera and music theatre in the UK 
Apr 2016
to 20 Apr
Danger: Works in Progress!
The National Opera Studio presents an adventurous edition of its annual Contemporary Opera Scenes 
Apr 2016
to 10 Apr
Devoted and Disgruntled 2016
 
Apr 2016
to 06 Apr
Falstaff at the Opera
The City Lit Opera School joins the Shakespeare celebrations 
Apr 2016
to 15 Apr
Shakespeare in Love, in Loathing and Laughter and all in Music
OperaUpClose join in the Shakespeare celebrations 
Jun 2016
to 26 Mar
An Opera Fit for Easter
Bach's St Matthew Passion is brought to life as a fully-staged opera by Streetwise Opera and The Sixteen 
Mar 2016
to 19 Mar
A Rattling Good Tale
The Mahogany Opera Group recreates the original story of Rumpelstiltskin for children 
Feb 2016
to 12 Mar
Rinse Cycle
Wagner’s Ring Cycle conditioned with comedy and shrunk to two hours by Unexpected Opera 
Feb 2016
to 18 Apr
The Devil Inside
Music Theatre Wales teams up once again with Scottish Opera to premiere a new work by Stuart MacRae and Louise Welsh 
Feb 2016
to 27 Feb
Nothing
Glyndebourne Education celebrates 30 years with a new opera about the meaning of life 
Feb 2016
to 11 Feb
Rothschild's Violin
Oxford's New Chamber Opera premiers a piece designed specifically for the New College Ante-chapel 
Nov 2015
to 14 Nov
Contagious Creativity
Two new works from English Touring Opera harness the creativity of a variety of participants in the company's autumn education programme 
Nov 2015
to 22 Nov
The Flourish Opera Competition, 2015
OperaUpClose presents a showcase of extracts from the four finalists 
Oct 2015
to 20 Nov
The French Connection
English Touring Opera's French season features Debussy, Massenet and Offenbach. Although all are based on popular literary works the fame of each opera has eclipsed its original 
Oct 2015
to 22 Nov
OperaUpClose Goes Sailing
Homer's Odyssey is the inspiration for OperaUpClose's first work for families 
Nov 2015
to 03 Nov
Second Movement
 
Oct 2015
to 18 Nov
The French Connection
English Touring Opera's French season features Debussy, Massenet and Offenbach. Although all are based on popular literary works the fame of each opera has eclipsed its original 
Oct 2015
to 14 Oct
Billiards
Mahogany Opera Group and Ergo Phizmiz – A Work-In-Progress 
Sep 2015
to 11 Sep
Life, Death, Nature and Myth
British Youth Opera's annual season features the cycle of life and death from the perspective of Janacek, Vaughan Williams and Holst 
Sep 2015
to 19 Sep
Bampton Opera prescribes Haydn's jaunty comedy about an apothecary, his ward and her suitors
 
Sep 2015
to 19 Oct
Mindfulness
Mahogany Opera Group premieres Rolf Hind’s new opera based on meditation techniques 
Aug 2015
to 19 Sep
Carmen - A Heroine for Today
OperaUpClose tackles a repertory favourite in their new summer production 
Jul 2015
to 15 Sep
Opposites Distract
Bampton Classical Opera's summer opera is Salieri's La Grotta di Trofonio featuring bewildered lovers and a capricious wizard 
Jul 2015
to 09 Aug
Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival - The Revolution Continues
The festival returns to King’s Cross for its 9th year of innovation, bigger than ever with more than 100 performances and over 40 new works 
Aug 2015
to 09 Aug
Tête à Tête at its own Opera Festival
 
Aug 2015
to 07 Aug
The Music Troupe Go Surreal at the Tête à Tête Festival
 
Aug 2015
to 07 Aug
English Touring Opera Tours a Family Friendly Show to the Tête à Tête Festival
 
Aug 2015
to 07 Aug
Size Zero Opera at the Tête à Tête Festival
 
Jul 2015
to 21 Jul
People Watch
Streetwise Opera and the Ligeti Quartet explore TV programmes in this new opera by Stef Conner 
Jul 2015
to 19 Jul
Love Lessons in Oxford
Oxford-based New Chamber Opera's summer production features a beautiful innkeeper, amorous noblemen and a faithful servant in a classic Goldoni comedy 
Jul 2015
to 11 Jul
Light and Shadow
Vaughan Williams and Ravel provide a double bill for the City Lit Opera School's first full length performances 
Jul 2015
to 09 Jul
Bromance at the Opera
Famous duets for men feature in the latest singing chat show from Unexpected Opera 
Jun 2015
to 07 Jun
Devoted and Disgruntled
 
Jun 2015
to 26 Sep
Opera della Luna has Plans to Provoke with a New Orpheus in the Underworld
 
Jun 2015
to 15 Jun
Second Movement
 
Jun 2015
to 20 Jun
Back to Wagner
Longborough Festival Opera's 2015 season features two towering tragedies: Tristan und Isolde and Rigoletto and lifts the spirits with the more lighthearted Don Pasquale and Xerxes 
Jun 2015
to 03 Jul
On the Roof, In a Garret, At the Ball and In the Temple
Operas by Tchaikovsky, Puccini and Saint-Saens and a well-loved musical starring Bryn Terfel comprise Grange Park's eclectic season 
Jun 2015
to 11 Jul
Tangled Webs
Reason and love keep little company together in Garsington Opera's 26th season featuring Mozart, Strauss, Britten and a new partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company 
Jun 2015
to 20 Jun
Let's Party!
With a masked ball, the can-can, a spot of Handelian bedroom farce and Violetta hosting a soirée, this year's Iford Arts season has a particularly festive air 
Jun 2015
to 07 Jun
An Embarrassment of Riches
 
Jun 2015
to 05 Jun
Each Unhappy in its Own Way
The National Opera Studios' latest showcase features dysfunctional families 
May 2015
to 10 May
Let's Make an Opera - The Bard goes Baroque in an 18th Century Satire
Hand Made Opera teams up with Opera Restor'd to revive an 18th century comedy based on Shakespeare's Pyramus and Thisbe 
May 2015
to 16 May
A Journey to the Light
A new opera by John Barber, Hazel Gould and the Nottingham Streetwise Opera Performers 
Apr 2015
to 03 May
The OMTF extends a warm welcome to the City Lit Opera School
 
Mar 2015
to 24 May
OMTF New Producers Scheme 2015: The Music Troupe
 
Mar 2015
to 26 May
English Touring Opera Goes Italian
ETO's spring tour features three Italian operas: The Siege of Calais; The Wild Man of the West Indies, La bohème - plus an English cat 

 EVENTS
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Chelsea Opera Group
Rossini: Le comte Ory
London, Cadogan Hall: 25 Jun

City Lit Opera School
Purcell: The Fairy Queen

Maldon, Promenade Park Amphitheatre: 25 Jun

Diva Opera
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte
Tiverton, Stuckeridge House: 25 Jun
Whichford House: 8 Jul
Jersey, Domaine de Vaux: 11 Jul
Great Haseley, Church Farm: 22 Jul

English National Opera
Janáček: Jenůfa
London, Coliseum: 25, 28 Jun, 1, 6, 8 Jul

Garsington Opera
Tchaikovsky,P: Eugene Onegin

Stokenchurch, Wormsley: 25, 29 Jun, 1, 5, 7 Jul

Glyndebourne Festival
Janacek: The Cunning Little Vixen
Glyndebourne, Opera House: 25, 29 Jun, 2, 9, 13, 16, 22, 28, 31 Jul

Grange Park Opera
Verdi: Don Carlo

Northington, The Grange: 25, 30 Jun, 3, 7, 10 Jul

Mahogany Opera Group
Deazley: The Rattler

Watford Palace Theatre: 25 Jun
Saffron Walden, Saffron Hall: 26 Jun
Norwich Castle: 2 Jul
Aldeburgh, Jubilee Hall: 3m, 3 Jul
Lichfield, Garrick Theatre: 9 Jul
St Bees School Memorial Hall: 29, 30, 31 Jul
Canterbury, Gulbenkian Theatre: 4 Sep
Basingstoke, Haymarket: 24 Sep
Llanelli, Theatr Ffwrnes: 23m, 23 Oct

Opera Holland Park
Puccini: La bohème
London, Holland Park Theatre: 25 Jun

Opera Project
Verdi: Rigoletto
Clodock, Black Mountains Barns: 25 Jun

Royal Opera
Verdi: Nabucco
London, ROH: 25, 30 Jun

Diva Opera
Donizetti: Don Pasquale
Tiverton, Stuckeridge House: 26 Jun
Whichford House: 9 Jul
Jersey, Domaine de Vaux: 12 Jul

English National Opera
Wagner,Richard: Tristan and Isolde
London, Coliseum: 26, 29 Jun, 2, 9 Jul

Glyndebourne
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia
Glyndebourne, Opera House: 26 Jun, 1, 7, 10, 14, 17 Jul

Longborough Festival Opera
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro

Longborough, Opera House: 26, 28 Jun, 1, 2, 5, 6 Jul

Pimlico Opera
Puccini: La fanciulla del West
Northington, The Grange: 26, 29 Jun, 6, 9 Jul

Garsington Opera
Mozart: Idomeneo

Stokenchurch, Wormsley: 27, 30 Jun, 3, 6, 9, 11 Jul

Glyndebourne Festival
Wagner,Richard: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Glyndebourne, Opera House: 27m Jun

Royal Opera
Massenet: Werther
London, ROH: 27 Jun, 3m, 6, 13 Jul

Garsington Opera
Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri

Stokenchurch, Wormsley: 28 Jun, 2, 8, 10 Jul

Opera North
Wagner,Richard: Das Rheingold
London, SBC, Royal Festival Hall: 28 Jun
Wagner,Richard: Die Walküre
London, SBC, Royal Festival Hall: 29m Jun
Gateshead, Sage Gateshead: 6m Jul

Welsh National Opera
Bell: In Parenthesis
London, ROH: 29 Jun, 1 Jul
London, Royal Opera House: 29 Jun, 1 Jul

English National Opera
Puccini: Madam Butterfly
London, Coliseum: 30 Jun, 5, 7 Jul

OperaUpClose
Rossini: The Barber of Seville
Hertford Theatre: 30 Jun

Grange Park Opera
Bart: Oliver!

Northington, The Grange: 1, 2 Jul

Opera North
Wagner,Richard: Siegfried
London, SBC, Royal Festival Hall: 1m Jul
Gateshead, Sage Gateshead: 8m Jul

Charles Court Opera
Mozart: The Magic Flute
Bradford on Avon, Iford Manor: 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16 Jul

Royal Opera
Verdi: Il trovatore
London, ROH: 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17 Jul

Glyndebourne
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
Glyndebourne, Opera House: 3, 6, 8, 12, 15, 19, 21, 24, 29 Jul, 2, 4, 7, 10, 14, 17, 20, 24 Aug

Opera North
Wagner,Richard: Götterdämmerung
London, SBC, Royal Festival Hall: 3m Jul
Gateshead, Sage Gateshead: 10m Jul

New Chamber Opera
Cimarosa: The Parisian Painter (Il pittor parigino)
Oxford, New College, Warden’s Garden: 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16 Jul

Tête à Tête
Toni Castells: 2045, The Year Man Becomes Immortal?
London, St James's Piccadilly: 6 Jul

Royal Academy Opera
Sondheim: Sweeney Todd
London, Theatre Royal Stratford East: 7, 8, 9, 10m Jul

Buxton Festival Opera
Beethoven: Leonore
Buxton, Opera House: 8, 12, 15, 19, 22 Jul
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Buxton, Opera House: 9, 13, 16, 20m, 23 Jul

Heritage Opera
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Marlborough, Memorial Hall: 9 Jul

OperaUpClose
Verdi: La traviata
Deal, St George's Church: 9 Jul

Buxton Festival Opera
Handel: Tamerlano
Buxton, Opera House: 10, 14, 17m, 21 Jul

La Serenissima
Vivaldi: La Sena festeggiante
Buxton, Opera House: 11 Jul

CBSO
Verdi: Falstaff
Birmingham, Symphony Hall: 13 Jul

Grange Park Opera
Wagner,Richard: Tristan and Isolde

Northington, The Grange: 13, 16 Jul

Winslow Hall Opera
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Winslow Hall: 13, 15, 17m, 20, 22, 24m Jul

Garsington Opera
Haydn: The Creation

Stokenchurch, Wormsley: 14, 15, 16, 17 Jul

Opera Holland Park
Rossini: La cenerentola
London, Holland Park Theatre: 14, 16, 20, 22, 27, 30 Jul

Longborough Festival Opera
Janacek: Jenufa

Longborough, Opera House: 16, 19, 21, 23 Jul

Opera Project
Janacek: Jenufa
Longborough, Opera House: 16, 19, 21, 23 Jul

Royal Opera
Musorgsky: Boris Godunov
London, Royal Albert Hall: 16 Jul

Music Theatre Wales
Eotvos: The Golden Dragon

Buxton, Opera House: 18 Jul
London, Peacock Theatre: 14, 15 Sep
Cardiff, Sherman Cymru: 17 Sep
Basingstoke, The Anvil: 12 Oct

Opera Holland Park
Strauss,J: Die Fledermaus
London, Holland Park Theatre: 19, 21, 23, 28 Jul, 3, 5 Aug

Bampton Classical Opera
Arne: The Judgment of Paris
Bampton, Deanery Garden: 22, 23 Jul
Westonbirt, The Orangery: 29 Aug
London, St John's Smith Square: 13 Sep
Gluck: Philemon and Baucis
Bampton, Deanery Garden: 22, 23 Jul
Westonbirt, The Orangery: 29 Aug
London, St John's Smith Square: 13 Sep

Glyndebourne
Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict
Glyndebourne, Opera House: 23, 27, 30 Jul, 3, 5, 9, 12, 15, 19, 22, 25, 27 Aug

Iford Arts
Purcell: Fairy Queen

Bradford on Avon, Iford Manor: 23, 27, 29, 30 Jul, 2, 3 Aug

Opera della Luna
Offenbach: Croquefer
Stowe, Roxburgh Theatre: 23, 24 Jul
London, Wilton's Music Hall: 18, 19 Aug
Offenbach: L'Ile de Tulipatan
Stowe, Roxburgh Theatre: 23, 24 Jul
London, Wilton's Music Hall: 18, 19 Aug

Longborough Festival Opera
Handel: Alcina

Longborough, Opera House: 30, 31 Jul, 2 Aug

Tête à Tête
Harvey Brough: The Hive
London, Arcola Theatre: 26, 27 Aug

British Youth Opera
Britten: Owen Wingrave
London, Peacock Theatre: 3, 6, 9, 10m Sep
Malcolm Williamson: English Eccentrics
London, Peacock Theatre: 7, 9m, 10 Sep

English Touring Opera
Handel: Xerxes
London, Hackney Empire: 8 Oct
Malvern, Forum Theatre: 22 Oct
Bath, Theatre Royal: 25 Oct
Saffron Walden, Saffron Hall: 4 Nov
Portsmouth, New Theatre Royal: 9 Nov
Durham, Gala Theatre: 14 Nov
Buxton, Opera House: 19 Nov
Exeter, Northcott Theatre: 22 Nov
Cavalli: La Calisto
London, Hackney Empire: 14 Oct
Malvern, Forum Theatre: 21 Oct
Bath, Theatre Royal: 24 Oct
Harrogate Theatre: 29 Oct
Saffron Walden, Saffron Hall: 3 Nov
Snape, Maltings, Concert Hall: 12 Nov
Buxton, Opera House: 17 Nov
Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
London, Hackney Empire: 15 Oct
Malvern, Forum Theatre: 20 Oct
Harrogate Theatre: 28 Oct
Saffron Walden, Saffron Hall: 2 Nov
Portsmouth, New Theatre Royal: 8 Nov
Snape Maltings, Concert Hall: 11 Nov
Durham, Gala Theatre: 15 Nov
Buxton, Opera House: 18 Nov

Bampton Classical Opera
Various: For who can wield like Shakespeare's skilful hand...?
London, St John's Smith Square: 15 Nov