Highgate Opera Circle

Informative and entertaining events for opera lovers

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 including different singers’ performances in alternative productions. We have also enjoyed having guest speakers such as Robert Lloyd, Josephine Barstow and Felicity Palmer discussing their careers. Composer Jonathan Dove, conductor Mark Elder and director David Pountney have also been previous guests.

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

The HLSI have recently installed state of the art HD video and sound equipment which now rivals the local cinemas!

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.


Highgate Opera Circle 2022-23 Season Review

Highgate Opera Circle 2021-22 Zoom Season Review  

Highgate Opera Circle Jan-Jun 2001 Zoom Season Review  

Cessation due to Coronavirus

Highgate Opera Circle Jan-Mar 2020 Season Review  

Previous events (Dec 2015-2019)