Hampstead Garden Opera
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 2018 production is Domenico Cimarosa’s ‘The Secret Marriage‘. Each year we also organize a unique Summer Concert at St. Michael’s Church, Highgate featuring some of our star voices – this year’s concert, ‘Tell me the Truth About Love’, was on August 4.
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.
We are fortunate to have as our co-presidents, Howard Williams and Emma Kirkby DBE. The directors of the company, who are also its charity trustees, are:
David Conway – Chairman
Alastair Macgeorge – Chairman Emeritus
Martin Musgrave – Deputy Chairman
Roger Sainsbury, Patricia Cabredo Hofherr
Linda Hirst, João Rufino
HGO is the performing arm of Hampstead Garden Opera Trust Ltd, registered charity no. 1168484.