Dates: Thu 13, Sat 15, Thu 20 & Sat 22 August 2020 (2 performances each day – 18.30 and 20.00)
Venue: Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG

HGO is dedicated to supporting singers at the start of their careers – they will lead the
return of live opera to London. HGO’s staged open-air production with orchestra of
Gustav Holst’s one-act “Sāvitri” will play at Lauderdale House Highgate on 13-22 August.

The opera tells a tale based on the ancient Māhabhārata, of life, death, illusion and hope,
powerfully resonant with our times. There will be two staged open-air performances nightly
of this half-hour opera in the portico of Lauderdale House, at 18.30 and 20.00 on 13, 15, 20
and 22 August, with the audience socially distanced on the lawn. For details and tickets see

The production is staged by Julia Mintzer, and conducted by Thomas Payne. Details of the
HGO cast, orchestra and chorus can be seen on our website at