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