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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 accessible prices to the people of north London, offering 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‘ is a finalist in the 2020 Offie Opera Awards .

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 Puccini’s ‘La Bohème‘ (November 2019).

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.