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 

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Autumn 2017 Course/Session Dates

Blackheath Halls Chorus

7.30-9.30pm |20, 27, 29 November, 7, 11, 14 December

Dress Rehearsal
Sunday 17 December 2-5pm

Sunday 17 December 7.30pm 

Meantime Jazz

Course 1:  Mondays 7-9pm | 18, 25 September 2, 9, 16 October 

Course 2: Mondays 7-9pm | 6, 13, 20, 27 November & 11 December 

Blackheath Halls Orchestra

Sundays 2.30-5.30pm | 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 October

Sunday 5 November 6.30pm

Blackheath Goes Gospel

Session Dates
Mondays 7.30-9.30pm |  2, 9. 16, 23 & 30 October, 6 November
Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm | 15 November

Dress rehearsal 
Saturday 18 November 2-5pm

Saturday 18 November 7.30pm


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