About HGO

There is a unique thrill from the experience of opera in the intimacy and directness of a small theatre……

HGO brings live opera, fully staged with orchestra, at reasonable prices to the people of north London and offers performance opportunity and training to young singers.

Recognised by critics as one of the finest of small opera companies, we have won, and been regularly nominated finalists, for the ‘Offie’ (Off West End) award for best opera production. We stage a wide range of work not only favourites such as Mozart and Verdi, but we pride ourselves on our variety of exciting works from all ages, from Monteverdi to Jonathan Dove.

We stage our operas twice a year, May and November, in the excellent theatre at the Jacksons Lane centre in Archway Road, a vibrant performance venue. Our November 2019 production will be  Puccini’s ‘La Bohème‘.

Each year we also organize a unique Summer Concert at St. Michael’s Church, Highgate featuring some of our star voices – our 2020 concert will be on Saturday July 25.

We are also seeking to extend our support of community and education initiatives, and you will see news of these and all our activities on this site and also on our Facebook page which we invite you to follow.