An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Sunday November 25, 7.30pm

Tickets £16

Love, betrayal, comic relatives and marital disputes: all add up to an entertaining evening of Gilbert & Sullivan. The programme includes a shortened version of HMS Pinafore, as well as numbers from many favourite G&S operas. The soloists, all former members of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, include soprano Yvonne Patrick, mezzo soprano Louise Crane, tenor Oliver White, baritone Ian Belsey and the pianist Lesley-Anne Sammons. They will be supported by a local chorus of 20+ voices.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.

Metropolitan Opera Live: La Traviata

Screen One, The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Saturday December 15, 5.55pm

Tickets £25/concs £23

New Met music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin launches his tenure by conducting Verdi’s timeless tragedy. Worldly courtesan Violetta, sung by soprano Diana Damrau, has grown tired of her dissolute life. When the pure-hearted Alfredo – tenor Juan Diego Flórez – declares his love for her, she leaves everything behind to live with him. But his family’s reputation is ruined by his association with her, and Violetta is torn between her feelings for Alfredo and her desire to protect him from scandal. Urged by the young man’s father, she tears herself away and returns to her old life. Alfredo, not knowing the real reason for her apparent betrayal, is heartbroken—and bent on revenge. Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.

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