About Blackheath Halls Opera
The annual Blackheath Halls Community Opera is a successful project that has been running since 2007. Blackheath Halls Opera is proud of its programme of ambitious and creative opera projects offering people of all ages from across the London Boroughs of Greenwich, Lewisham and beyond, a unique opportunity to take part in high-quality, live music making alongside a professional cast of soloists and production teams.
"A life-affirming and life-changing experience. Everyone should take part!"
"Blackheath Halls Opera is the best thing about the summer in South East London."
This project is supported by a broad range of both professional trusts and foundations and individuals as well as Arts Council England and we continue to raise crucial funds throughout the year for both the Children's and Community Operas.
Edward Gardner OBE
2019 Production | La belle Hélène
This summer Blackheath Halls Opera was thrilled to present an exciting production of La belle Hélène on the 200th anniversary of Jacques Offenbach’s birth.
Directed by James Hurley with our orchestra conducted by Christopher Stark, this production was our first to be performed on our newly levelled stage after the £3m redevelopment of the Great Hall last year, with the audience on raked seating.
"opera doesn’t come much more heartwarming than Blackheath Hall’s outstanding production of Offenbach’s fizzing La Belle Hélène" - The Guardian
"It’s colourful, frothy, ridiculous and hugely enjoyable, the most heart-warming experience of my opera-going year" - Classical Source