Shortlisted for the 2021 Gramophone Award, Cambridge Handel Opera Company is a Cambridge-based charity devoted to staging productions of Handel’s operas that celebrate the fusion of music and the stage, in addition to concert performances of works by Handel’s contemporaries. We also run a series of sustained and inclusive educational and outreach programmes.

Our aim is to promote the advancement for the public benefit of education in the field of music, with particular reference to the music of the Baroque period.

Find out about our staged production of Handel’s Tamerlano in 2022.

Upcoming Events

CHOC presents interactive discussions that focus on key aspects of preparing a staged opera production.

Handel’s Green Room

Find out about our acclaimed Eccles’ Semele project and other previous performances


CHOC wants to share the excitement and passion of baroque opera with its audience – of all ages