OperaGold was founded in 2004 as a means of giving students, alumni and young artists performing experience and the chance to sing fully staged operas in their original language with full orchestra.
Since then the Department of Music has staged an opera annually as part of the PureGold Festival, held at Goldsmiths and other South London venues, which have traditionally included Southbank Centre and the Albany Theatre.
The Department of Music is grateful to the leading opera and theatre professionals who have generously contributed their expertise and support to the singers in Masterclasses and OperaGold productions.
PureGold Opera productions
2005 Venus and Adonis/Dido and Aeneas
2006 Die Zauberflöte
2008 Peter Grimes
2009 Le Nozze di Figaro
2011 La Bohème
2012 La Traviata
2013 A Midsummer Night’s Dream (celebrating Britten’s centenery)
2014 Die Zauberflöte
2015 Die Fledermaus
2016 Opera Scenes