History

 

Edinburgh Grand Opera – known at the time as The Edinburgh Grand Opera Group- was formed in 1955 and has been performing fully-staged operas almost every year since then.

The company made its debut in 1955 with a performance of Bizet's Carmen at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh and our Jubilee production in May 2015 was Donizetti’s  L’elisir d’amore.

 

We have performed at The Usher Hall, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, The King's Theatre, The Queens Hall, The Lyceum and currently make our home at the beautifully refurbished Church Hill Theatre.  We have attracted many acclaimed directors and music directors over the years and past operas include:

Traviata, Macbeth, Nabucco and Aida - Verdi

Carmen and The Pearl Fishers  - Bizet

Faust - Gounod

Don Giovanni - Mozart

The Saint of Bleecker Street (a Scottish premiere) – Gian Carlo Menotti 

La Prigione di Edimburgo  (premiere of a newly discovered work) - Federico Ricci  

Peter Grimes -  Benjamin Britten

Cavalleria Rusticana - Pietro Mascagni

Below are posters from some past productions

L'Elisir D'Amore

Ivor Klayman as Dulcamara

Photo by Vikki McCraw

La Traviata

Ensemble

Photo by Margaret Ferguson Burns

Cavalleria Rusticana
Cavalleria Rusticana
Opera 1
Opera 1
60 Years Concert 2017
60 Years Concert 2017
La Boheme 2016
La Boheme 2016
L'Elisir D'Armore 2015
L'Elisir D'Armore 2015
La Traviata 2014
La Traviata 2014
Don Giovanni 2013
Don Giovanni 2013
Carmen 2012
Carmen 2012
the Pirates of Penzance 2011
the Pirates of Penzance 2011
La Prigione di Edimburgo 2011
La Prigione di Edimburgo 2011
Macbeth 2010
Macbeth 2010
Faust, 2008
Faust, 2008
Nabucco 2007
Nabucco 2007
the Saint of Bleeker Street 2006
the Saint of Bleeker Street 2006
Aida 2005
Aida 2005
Carmen 2004
Carmen 2004
Turandot 2003
Turandot 2003
Queen of Spades 2002
Queen of Spades 2002
the Pearl Fisher, 2001
the Pearl Fisher, 2001
Prince Igor, 2000
Prince Igor, 2000
Cavalleria Rusticana-I Pagliacci, 1999
Cavalleria Rusticana-I Pagliacci, 1999
Macbeth, 1998
Macbeth, 1998
Peter Grimes, 1996
Peter Grimes, 1996
Aida 1994
Aida 1994
the Pilgrim's Progress, 1993
the Pilgrim's Progress, 1993
Turandot, 1992
Turandot, 1992
Herodiade, 1991
Herodiade, 1991