Friday 21st February 2014 - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
BBC PHILHARMONIC - HK GRUBER.Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Throstle's Nest Junction | Gary Carpenter SET, Concerto for tenor saxophone and orchestra (BBC Radio 3 commission, World Premiere)* | James MacMillan The Confession of Isobel Gowdie | HK Gruber Dancing in the Dark.
Saturday 22nd February 2014 - Christ Church, Davyhulme
Opera Seria presents Viva Verdi! includes favourite choruses from two of Verdi's much-loved operas: La Traviata and Aida! Join members from our existing chorus and principal soloists from our company to sing Act I of La Traviata and excerpts from Aida!
Saturday 1st March 2014 - Palace Theatre, Manchester
La bohème is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer. This classic tale of Parisian love and loss features many famous arias.
Sunday 2nd March 2014 - Palace Theatre, Manchester
This brand new production brings the hot, dusty plains and dramatic grandeur of ancient Egypt to the stage in Verdi 's classic love story of war, jealousy and revenge. With opulent sets and costumes, this traditional production is as stunning visually as it is musically.
Saturday 8th March 2014 - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
BBC PHILHARMONIC - STRAUSS'S VOICE. Richard Strauss used a colossal orchestra to tell the story of an imaginary hero, complete with enemies and battles. Ein Heldenleben is an irresistibly flamboyant musical self-portrait and one of the all-time great orchestral showpieces.
Saturday 5th April 2014 - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
BBC PHILHARMONIC - THE PLANETS. Everyone has their favourite bit of Holst's The Planets, whether it's the angry rhythms of Mars, the rapturous calm of Venus, or the sheer majesty of Jupiter. But Holst's masterpiece is a lot more than just great tunes - it's a voyage to the outer limits of the soul.
Friday 2nd May 2014 - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
BBC PHILHARMONIC - MAHLER SYMPHONY No.1. Juanjo Mena and the BBC Philharmonic together explore the journey of Mahler's First Symphony, which takes us from the sounds of nature, using birdsong, to the sheer joy of living.
Friday 23rd May 2014 - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
BBC PHILHARMONIC - VAUGHAN WILLIAMS. Here in Manchester, we've always done British music a bit differently. Haslingden-born Alan Rawsthorne turns a Lowry-like street scene into five minutes of bustling fun, while Elgar pours out his soul in the passionately romantic Violin Concerto.
Friday 30th May to Sunday 1st June 2014 - RNCM Studio Theatre
Opera Seria concludes its Donizetti cycle, and its work on the Tudor Queen operas, with Maria Stuarda . The opera depicts the epic battle between England's Queen Elizabeth I and her cousin, Mary Stuart Queen of Scots.
Rieu's Manchester Christmas show will see the Dutch maestro, alongside his Johann Strauss Orchestra, perform works from his hugely popular back catalogue including The Blue Danube, Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet and You'll Never Walk Alone.