Connecticut Grand Opera and Orchestra
The Connecticut Grand Opera and Orchestra is a non-profit, professional opera company and orchestra founded under that name in 1993 and based in Stamford, Connecticut in the United States. By uniting several organizations including the then-Connecticut Grand Opera in Bridgeport, CT and the Stamford Chamber Orchestra under the general director and conductor Laurence Gilgore, the opera company and orchestra came together as one organization. The amalgamated company is often referred to as CGO&O.
CGO&O is a member of OPERA America and has received critical praise from The New York Times, London's The Financial Times,, Opera News,, Opera magazine, and The New Yorker.
The company presents three fully staged operas each year. In August 1985, under General Manager John Hiddlestone, it became the third American opera company ever to have been invited to perform at the Edinburgh International Festival with Menotti's The Consul. 
- Valerie Cruice, "Opera and Orchestra in Merger Con Brio", The New York Times, 20 September 1992 Retrieved 29 January 2012
- "Forty-five minutes to Broadway. . ." on OperaOnline.us Retrieved 29 January 2012
- Performances at the Leith Theatre, including those of the Edinburgh International Festival on friendsofleiththeatre.wordpress.com. Retrieved 29 January 2012
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- Official website
- Leith Theatre: Edinburgh International Festival
- The range of productions presented from 1994 to 2008 on OPERA America's website Retrieved 29 January 2012
- Biography of CGO&O conductor Laurence Gilgore on laurencegilgore.com Retrieved 29 January 2012
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