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HGO – North London’s leading opera company

HGO brings live opera, fully staged with orchestra, at accessible prices to the people of north London. We offer unique performance opportunity and training to young singers starting their careers – tomorrow’s opera stars.

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. Our April 2019 production, Handel’s ‘Partenope‘ was a finalist in the 2020 Offie Opera Awards . Our production of ‘La boheme‘ won the 2020 NODA London opera award.

We stage a wide range of work, not only favourites such as Mozart and Verdi. We pride ourselves on our variety of exciting works from all ages, from Monteverdi to Jonathan Dove. Our most recent production was Holst’s ‘Savitri’ (August 2020),  which brought back live opera to London after the COVID epidemic..

Each year we also organize a unique Summer Concert at St. Michael’s Church, Highgate featuring some of our star voices – our 2020 concert was on Saturday October 24th, delayed from summer due to the pandemic.

We are also seeking to extend our support of community and education initiatives. 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.