Oklahoma!

Rodgers & Hammerstein

Oklahoma!

Date: 7 June - 7 July

In the heartlands of early 20th century America, it's a beautiful morning, the corn is high as an elephant's eye and two farm-girls are overwhelmed with offers to escort them to the square-dance. Through a sequence of some of the best-loved songs in Broadway history, the girls discover who they truly want. But a rejected suitor picks a fight - and almost turns a classic happy-ending into tragedy.

Roméo et Juliette

Charles Gounod

Roméo et Juliette

Date: 23 June - 6 July

Shakespeare's greatest romance is given the passionate embellishment of Gounod's music. Separated by a murderous feud between their families, Roméo and Juliette are impossibly in love. Walls close in, bodies pile up, and a rescue plan goes terminally wrong – though not before the closing duet which will ensure there is not a dry eye in the house.

Un Ballo in Maschera

Giuseppe Verdi

Un Ballo in Maschera

Date: 9 June - 5 July

The playboy Riccardo loves masked balls. But, as predicted by a fortune-teller, they prove to be the death of him – he is murdered in full view of his court. The assassin that wields the knife amid the glitter and the dancing, has stumbled on the love affair Riccardo is secretly pursuing with his wife. The only outcome is revenge.

Pushkin

A new opera

Konstantin Boyarsky
Marita Phillips

Pushkin

Date: 11 and 12 July

Two giants in Russia's tumultuous history: the nation's poet Pushkin and the nation's Tsar, Nicholas I. Their relationship begins with mutual need and mutual admiration. Mad with notions of his wife's infidelity, Pushkin fights a fateful duel. Moscow's Novaya Opera Theatre performs this thrilling world premiere of power, passion and politics.

Maria Callas: The Black Pearl

Federica Nardacci

Maria Callas: The Black Pearl
Sophie Aldred
Date: Saturday 14 July

Maria Callas: The Black Pearl. A touching tribute to the most iconic opera diva whose worldwide fame played out against her troublesome private life.