September 15th- In Penal Colony
Philip Glass sets Kafka’s study of the psychology of cruelty to music. Royal Opera House, until Sept 18 (020 7304 4000), then tours.
September 18th- Faust
Gounod’s old warhorse trotted out in ENO’s strongly cast new production, conducted by Edward Gardner. English National Opera, London Coliseum, until Oct 16 (0871 911 0200).
October 2nd- The Turn of the Screw
October 9th- Promised End
Alexander Goehr’s new opera is a small-scale adaptation of King Lear. Royal Opera House, London, until Oct 16 (020 7304 4000), then tours.
October 16th- The Merry Widow
Lehar’s evergreen operetta in a production with Stephanie Corley as Hanna Glawari. Grand Theatre, Leeds, until Oct 22, then Dec 19 and 22 (0844 848 2706), then tours.
October 26th- Roméo et Julliette
Nino Machaidze and Piotr Beczala play the star-cross’d lovers in this revival of Gounod’s tragedy. Royal Opera House, London, until Nov 17 (020 7304 4000).
October 29th- Marriage of Figaro
New production of Mozart’s comedy, directed by Sir Thomas Allen. Begins Theatre Royal, Glasgow, until Dec 4 (0844 871 7627), then tours.
November 18th- Adriana Lecouvreur
Two of opera’s most glamorous figures, Angela Gheorhgiu and Jonas Kaufmann, play the lovers in Cilea’s melodrama. Royal Opera House, London, until Dec 10 (020 7304 4000).
November 20th- A Dog’s Heart
Complicite’s Simon McBurney directs this surreal operatic adaptation of a short story by Bulgakov. London Coliseum, until Dec 4 (0871 911 0200).