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Event venue Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh opera

Enjoy an evening of 19th Century Opera at Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, one of Edinburgh’s grandest 19th century buildings on 23 October 2019. The evening will include excerpts from some of the world’s best loved operas, performed live by four hand-selected opera singers from around the country.

What makes this concert unique? The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh will open its doors for the first time to showcase 19th century Opera against stunning architecture. Although the pieces being performed are from popular operas, the music selected in the  Art of 19th Century Opera breaks away from the traditional repertoire commonly chosen and performed during classical concerts, providing intrigue and broadening the ear of the opera lover.

Art of 19th Century Opera Programme

18.15     Doors open – Refreshments available in the New Library

19.00    Performance begins

  • Excerpts from L’elisir D’amore by Donizetti
  • Excerpts from Lucia Di Lammermoor by Donizetti
  • Excerpts from Roméo et Juliette by Gounod
  • Excerpts from Faust by Gounod
  • Excerpts from La bohème by Puccini

NB – Music performed in Italian, French and English with English surtitles. 90 mins including 20 minute interval

Centrally-located on Edinburgh’s Queen Street, The Royal College is every bit majestic as it is historic. The Victorian and Georgian rooms are filled with stunning original architectural features that will undoubtedly add a touch of class to proceedings. For more information, please visit the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh website or email

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