The Beauty Stone was recorded complete by Chandos at sessions in Cardiff from 29 January - 3 February and is expected to be issued in November 2013.
New book: Lost Chords and Christian Soldiers: The Sacred Music of Arthur Sullivan by Ian Bradley will be published by SCM Press in August.
See below for details of forthcoming Sullivan concerts and performances in the UK and beyond.
Charles Court Opera presents The Pirates of Penzance: 21 Jun 7pm St. Andrew's church, Aldborough, near Boroughbridge as part of the Northern Aldborough Festival www.aldboroughfestival.co.uk; 6 Jul 6.30 and 7 Jul 7.30 Barn Theatre, Little Easton as part of the Thaxted Festival www.thaxtedfestival.org.uk/pirates.html
Directed by John Savournin, who also plays the Pirate King; musical Director David Eaton. www.charlescourtopera.mfbiz.com
Birmingham Royal Ballet presents Pineapple Poll: The Lighthouse, Poole 14 May 7.30, 15 May 2pm and 7.30; Hall for Cornwall, Truro 17 May 7.30, 18 May 2.30 and 7.30; Swan Theatre, high Wycombe 21 May 7.30, 22 May 2pm and 7.30. www.brb.org.uk
Scottish Opera and the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company present The Pirates of Penzance: Theatre Royal, Glasgow 15/16/17/18 May 2013 7.15, 18 May 2.15. Pre-show talk 18 May 1pm 0844-871-7647; His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen 23/24/25 May 7.30, 25 May 2.30. Pirates Unwrapped 22 May 6pm, pre-show talk 25 May 1pm 01224-641122; Festival Theatre, Edinburgh 28/30/31 May 7.15, 1 Jun 2.15 & 7.15. Pirates Unwrapped 28 May 6pm, pre-show talk 1 Jun 1pm 0131-529-6000; Eden Court, Inverness 6/7/8 Jun 7.15, 8 Jun 2.15. Pirates Unwrapped 5 Jun (sic) 6pm, pre-show talk 8 Jun 1pm 01463-234234; Opera House, Manchester 11/14 Jun 7.30, 12/13/15 Jun 2.30 and 7.30; Hippodrome, Bristol 18/21 June 7.30, 19/20/22 Jun 2.30 and 7.30; Theatre Royal, Newcastle 25/28 June 7.30, 26/27 June 2pm and 7.30, 29 June 2.30 and 7.30; New Theatre, Oxford 2/5 July 7.30, 3/4/6 July 2.30 and 7.30; Millennium Theatre, Cardiff 16/19 July 7.30, 17/18/20 July 2.30 and 7.30. Musical Director John Owen Edwards, director Martin Lloyd-Evans. Cast includes Richard Suart (Major-General), Steven Page (Pirate King), Graeme Broadbent (Sergeant), Rebecca Bottone (Mabel). www.scottishopera.org.uk; www.piratestheshow.com
The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Sussex presents a G&S concert by Martin Milnes (falsetto and baritone). Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton on 19 May at 7.30 as part of the Brighton Festival Fringe. Tickets £12-50 from the Fringe box office 01273-917272.
The Questors present Engaged by W. S. Gilbert, with some songs by Sullivan before the performances and during the interval, at the Questors Theatre, 12 Mattock Lane, Ealing London W5 5BQ on 18, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 May at 7.45 and 19 May at 2.30. Tickets £6 - £14 with buy-one-get-one-free on 22 May. Box office 020-8567-5184 www.questors.org.uk
The Sir Arthur Sullivan Society and the English Music Festival present The Golden Legend in Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, near Oxford on 25 May 2013 as part of the twentieth Sullivan Festival and the seventh English Music Festival. Elena Xanthoudakis (soprano); Jean Rigby (contralto); Daniel Norman (tenor); Grant Doyle (baritone); the Harpenden Choral Society and the ESO conducted by John Andrews. For further information see www.sullivansociety.org.uk/festival.php
In Voice and Verse presents Elizabeth to Elizabeth: "A pageant of readings and music from across the centuries, it celebrates the nation’s monarchs and the highlights of British history." Featuring music by Arne, Balfe, Britten, German, Handel, Holst, Purcell and Sullivan among others and poetry by Shakespeare, Milton, Betjeman and others. Lance Pierson (actor), Belinsa Yates (soprano), Heather Chamberlain (keyboards). 23 May eve Leatherhead Theatre; 27 May am All Saints' church, Sutton Courtenay (www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk); 1 Jun 7.30 parish church of St. Augustine of Hippo, Edgbaston, Birmingham 0121-454-8242; 2 Jun 3.30 St. Stephen's church, Cheltenham; 9 Jun 3pm Holy Trinity church, Margate; 14 Jun eve Lantern Arts Centre Raynes Park, London.
Sullivan is represented by "When Thou tookest upon Thee" from the Festival Te Deum. The Sutton Courtenay performance, which is part of the English Music Festival, will also include Christopher Idle's Olympic Hymn, set to Sullivan's Lux Eoi.
Chapel End Savoy Players present Patience at the Deaton Theatre, Forest School, 2 College Place London E17 3PY on 5 - 8 Jun at 7.45 and 8 Jun at 2.30. Tickets £5 - £14 020-8527-0125 email@example.com or www.ticketsource.co.uk/cesp. www.cesp.org.uk
Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents The Pirates of Penzance at the Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road, St. Louis: 25/29/31 May, 6/12/14/29 June 8pm; 9 June 7pm; 22/26 June 1pm. www.opera-stl.org
Much Loved Productions presents A Feast of Gilbert and Sullivan: 16 Jun 7.30 Woolpit Music Festival 01359-240655; 19 Jul 7.30 Congress Theatre Eastbourne (with the British Philharmonic concert Orchestra) 01323-412000; 17 Oct Customs House Theatre, South Shields 0191-454-1234; 30 March 2014 7.30 Hall for Cornwall (with the British Philharmonic concert Orchestra) 01872-262466. www.mlpltd.com
Ohio Light Opera presents H.M.S. Pinafore on 26 Jun 2pm; 29 Jun 7.30; 9/12 Jul 2pm; 20 Jul 7.30; 26 Jul 2pm; 1 Aug 7.30; 10 Aug 2pm and The Gondoliers 16/20/21 Jul 2pm; 26 Jul 7.30; 3 Aug 2pm; 10 Aug 7.30. Performances are part of the 2013 Wooster Festival and all take place at the Freedlander Theatre, 329 E. University St, Wooster, Ohio 44691, USA. Phone 330-263-2345; www.ohiolightopera.org. H.M.S. Pinafore. OLO's most-performed show, is making its fifteenth appearance in the 35-year history of the Festival.
Illyria presents The Mikado: 29 Jun Ightham Mote SevenoaksTN15 0NT; 30 Jun Manor House Cambridge CB23 4NF; 2 Jul Fairkytes Arts Centre Hornchurch RM11 1AX; 3 Jul The Minories Colchester CO1 1UE; 5 Jul Chepstow Castle Chepstow NP16 5EZ; 6 Jul Wintershill Hall Durley, Hants SO32 2AL; 7 Jul Rose Theatre Ormskirk L39 4QP; 9 Jul Paxton House Berwick Upon Tweed TD15 1SZ; 10 Jul Dunham Massey Altrincham WA14 4SJ; 11 Jul Harewood House nr Leeds LS17 9LG; 12 Jul Hawth Amphitheatre Crawley RH10 6YZ; 13 Jul Coryhill nr Honiton EX14 4TQ; 14 Jul De Montfort Hall Leicester LE1 7RU; 16 Jul Lytham Hall Lytham St Annes FY8 4JX; 17 Jul Ness Botanic Gardens Nesston, South Wirral CH64 4AY; 18/19 Jul Newstead Abbey Ravenshead, Notts NG15 8NA; 20 Jul Greys Court Henley RG9 4PG; 21 Jul Welsh Wildlife Centre nr Cardigan SA43 2TB; 23 Jul Plas Glyn y Weddw Pwllheli LL53 7TT; 24 Jul Harlech Castle Harlech LL46 2YH; 27 Jul The Hill House Helensburgh G84 9AJ; 30 Jul Coleton Fishacre Kingswear TQ6 0EQ; 31 Jul The Vicarage Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8HQ; 1 Aug Corfe Castle nr Wareham BH20 5EZ; 2 Aug Kytton Barton Holcombe Regis TA21 0NG; 3 Aug Winchester Cathedral Winchester SO23 9LS; 4 Aug Fulham Palace Fulham SW6 6EA; 6 Aug Millenium Green Bridport DT6 3NR; 7 Aug Castle Garden Sherborne DT9 5NR; 8 Aug Abergavenny Castle grounds Abergavenny NP7 5EE; 9 Aug Festival Thratre, Hever Castle Edenbridge TN8 7NG; 10 Aug Nostell Priory nr Pontefract WF4 1QE; 11 Aug Wallington Cambo off A696 NE61 4AR; 13 Aug Hutton-in-the-Forest Penrith CA11 9TH; 14 Aug Logie Steading Forres IV36 2QN; 15 Aug Duff House Banff AB45 3SX; 16 Aug Pitmedden Garden Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 7PD; 17 Aug Drum Castle Banchory AB31 5EY; 18 Aug Brahan Dingwall, Inverness IV7 8EE; 20 Aug Drumlanrig Thornhill, Dumfriesshire DG3 4AQ; 21 Aug Williamson Park Lancaster LA1 1UX; 22 Aug Hartland Abbey Hartland, Devon EX39 6DT 23 Aug Lacock Abbey Chippenham SN15 2LG; 24 Aug Dorney Court Kitchen Garden Windsor SL4 6QP; 25 Aug Coolings Knockholt TN14 7NN; 27 Aug Tonbridge Castle Tonbridge TN9 1BG; 28 Aug Sterts Theatre Liskeard PL14 5AZ; 29 Aug The Temple Epping Forest E11 2LT; 30 Aug Fowlmere Village Hall Recreation Ground Royston SG8 7RY; 1 Sep tbc Berkhamsted HP4 1LJ.
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus present The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan, including a complete performance of Trial by Jury, in Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on 6 July at 7.30. Soloists include Simon Butteriss, Sarah Fox and Ben Johnson; conductor John Wilson. Tickets £13 - £36. www.liverpoolphil.com
Gawsworth Hall presents H.M.S. Pinafore on 6 Jul 7.30 and 7 Jul 6.30. 01260-223456 www.gawsworthhall.com
Opera Anywhere presents The Pirates of Penzance at the Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, on 31 July at 7.30.
The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company presents The Pirates of Penzance in Buxton Opera House 27/28 Jul, 4 Aug 2.30; 27 Jul, 4 Aug 7.30 and the Royal Hall Harrogate 26 Aug 2.30 & 7.30; Iolanthe in Buxton Opera House 2/3 Aug 7.30, 3 Aug 2.30 and the Royal Hall Harrogate 24 Aug 2.30 & 7.30; Princess Ida in Buxton Opera House 16 Aug 7.30, 17 Aug 2.30 and the Royal Hall, Harrogate 18 Aug 2.30 & 7.30. Iolanthe and Princess Ida directed by and starring Simon Butteriss; Musical Director David Steadman.
Lyric Opera Productions presents The Mikado 9/10 Aug 7.30, 10 Aug 2.30 and H.M.S. Pinafore 11 Aug 2.30 & 7.30 in Buxton Opera House.
Twentieth Gilbert and Sullivan Festival: Buxton, 27 July - 17 August
As well as the professional performances by the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company and Lyric Opera Productions listed above this year’s Festival features a series of full scale amateur G&S performances in Buxton Opera House as well as slightly smaller scale (but orchestrally accompanied) afternoon performances by university groups in the Pavilion Arts Centre. There is a three-day symposium entitled “The Magic that is Gilbert and Sullivan” on 7-9 August. 7 August is to be devoted to Sullivan: speakers announced include Ian Bradley, Stephen Turnbull, Martin Yates, Meinhard Saremba, Professor Derek Scott, Dr. Robin Wilson and Dr. David Russell Hulme. Speakers on the other days include Peter Parker, Jana Polianovskaia, Andrew Crowther, David Wilmore and Nicholas Bell (Curator, Music Collections at the British Library). The memorabilia fair, at which the Society will be represented, is on 10 August, and the commemorative service, which always features a selection of Sullivan’s church music, is this year expected to take place in Buxton Methodist Church on 11 August. Full details at www.gsfestivals.org or ring 01422-323252.
Opera Options presents Trial by Jury at the Festival Theatre, Hever Castle on 2 & 3 Aug at 8pm. Also G&S and grand opera favourites. 01732-866114.
The 2013 season of BBC Proms has a "Light Organ Prom" on 26 Aug at 4.30 in the Royal Albert Hall which includes Mikado Memories, a seven-minute selection arranged and played by Richard Hills at the RAH organ. Also music by Coates, German and Ireland. Tickets on sale 11 May from 0845-401-5040 or at www.royalalberthall.com.
Geoffrey Porter and Friends present The Contrabandista (concert performance with dialogue) for the University of the Third Age, Havant, in the Music Room of Stansted House, Rowland's Castle, Havant (Hampshire) on 17 October at 7.30. Tickets £8 (including refreshments): 02392-412265. Advance booking is essential as the Music Room is not large. Further performances: Bognor Regis Music Club 9 Nov 7.30; Horndean Music Society 2 Jan 2014
Raymond Gubbay presents The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan on 28 Dec (afternoon) in the Barbican, London and 5 Jan 2014 (afternoon) in Symphony Hall, Birmingham. More details as available.
Theater Münster presents Die Piraten von Penzance. First performance of a season 29 Mar 2014. Großes Haus, Theater Münster, Neubrückenstraße 63, 48143 Münster (Germany). More details as and when available. www.theatermuenster.de
Updated 12 May 2013