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

the Saint of Bleeker Street 2006