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 and 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.
Read more information about our 2019 opera
Full production details, audiences, number of tickets sold and participant feedback available from our annual Opera Evaluation Report.
"opera doesn’t come much more heartwarming than Blackheath Hall’s outstanding production of Offenbach’s fizzing La Belle Hélène" - The Observer
"It’s colourful, frothy, ridiculous and hugely enjoyable, the most heart-warming experience of my opera-going year" - Classical Source
Community Opera 2020
The dates for the Blackheath Halls Community Opera 2020 will be as follows:
Tue 29 Sept evening | Thurs 1 Oct evening | Sat 3 Oct & Sun 4 Oct matinees
Opera Gala Night 2020
This is scheduled for Sunday 10 May
If you have any queries about our Community Opera please contact Rose Ballantyne on [email protected]