2015: Mozart's Idomeneo

From 14 to 19 July 2015, the Blackheath Halls Community Opera performed Mozart’s Idomeneo in the Great Hall, Blackheath Halls.

This production was generously supported by Arts Council England, the London Borough of Lewisham, The Hearn Foundation, The Ingles Charitable Trust, The Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust and The Fischer Fund.

Musical Director: Nicholas Jenkins
Director: James Hurley
Designer: Rachel Szmukler
Idomeneo: Mark Wilde
Idamante: Sam Furness
Ilia: Rebecca Bottone
Electra: Kirstin Sharpin
Arbace: William Davies*
The Voice of Poseidon: Pauls Putnins 
Blackheath Halls Chorus
Blackheath Halls Orchestra

*Vocal student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance


“An extraordinary opportunity: I feel really blessed to have this unique experience available to me on my doorstep”

“A true community project. It was wonderful to be a member of the audience!”


“…the range and depth of [the chorus], sung with overwhelming power and beauty by Blackheath’s huge, all-aged community forces, imprinted this Idomeneo on heart and mind.” Opera Magazine, 2015

“If you’ve never been to this community opera then I urge you to book for next year.” Greenwich Visitor, 2015 

Watch our latest online performance of 'Tre sbirri, una carrozza' from Puccini's Tosca 

Featuring Matthew Rose singing the role of Scarpia alongside members of the Blackheath Halls Chorus and Blackheath Halls Orchestra all singing and playing from their homes, we are hugely proud of this rousing celebrating of creative and community sprit during these difficult times for the arts industry and we hope you enjoy watching it as much as we all have putting it together! 

You can also enjoy our Virtual Opera Gala Night performed live online on Sun May 10th by clicking here 

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