2016: Bizet's Carmen

From 12 to 17 April 2016, we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Blackheath Halls Community Opera with Bizet’s Carmen 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, The Fischer Fund and Grant Saw Solicitors. 

Director: Chris Rolls
Musical Director: Nicholas Jenkins
Designer: Rachel Szmukler
Carmen: Hannah Pedley
Don Jose: Adrian Dwyer
Escamillo: Paul Putnins
Michaela: Stephanie Corley
Zuniga: Nicholas Crawley
Morales: Benjamin Ellis*
Frasquita: Clara Fournillier*
Dancaire: Adam Music*
Remendado: James Hutchings*
Lilias Pastia: Amy Worsfield*
Blackheath Halls Chorus 
Blackheath Halls Orchestra

*Vocal student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance


“An unbelievable privilege to be involved in such a high quality production.”

“Setting the bar for community opera projects everywhere!”


“Long may Blackheath [Halls] continue to prove that opera is for all” Classical Source, 2016”

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2018 Course/Session Dates

Blackheath Halls Chorus

Come and Sing Events

Saturday 3 Feb 10am-1pm | Lucy Drever

Saturday 17 Feb 11am-5pm | Nicholas Jenkins

Sunday 18 March 11am-5pm | Lee Reynolds

Sunday Night at the Halls Course

Rehearsals: Monday 7.30-9.30pm | 5, 12, 19 & 24 February 

Performance: Sunday 11 March with afternoon dress rehearsal

Meantime Jazz

Course 1:  Mondays 7-9pm | 8, 5, 22 & 29 January, 5 February

Course 2: Mondays 7-9pm | 19, 26 February, 5, 12, 19 March

Blackheath Halls Orchestra

Sundays 2.30-5.30pm | 14, 21, 28 January, 11, 18, 25 February

Sunday 1.30-4.30pm | 4th March

Sunday 4 March


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