Opera Circle

Encouraging and sharing the appreciation of opera

The Highgate Opera Circle is a very friendly group which aims to promote the learning and encourage the appreciation of opera, perhaps the most emotionally intense and powerful art form of music theatre.

Evenings generally focus on profiling operas, looking at the background to their composition and sometimes comparing different singers’ performances in alternative productions. We have also enjoyed having guest speakers such as Robert Lloyd, Josephine Barstow and Felicity Palmer discussing their career. Composer Jonathan Dove, conductor Mark Elder and director David Pountney have also been guests.

The Opera Circle has a partnership with HGO (previously Hampstead Garden Opera), whose creative team and singers profile their forthcoming new productions.

We offer an opportunity to visit English Touring Opera, Garsington and Glyndebourne productions.

If you like opera do come and join the circle of friendly opera enthusiasts.  We look forward to welcoming you.

If you wish to keep up with all our activities please email us at operahlsi@gmail.com or contact the office for details: 020 8340 3343.

Opera Circle Programme 2020

Previous events (Dec 2015-2019)