2016: Bizet's Carmen

From 12 to 17 July 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

Feedback

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

“Setting the bar for community opera projects everywhere!”

Reviews

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

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Keep on checking our website for updates on Autumn performances and rescheduled dates for 2021. We also have our Blackheath Goes Gospel 2020 course now available where rehearsals will be 'in person' at Blackheath Halls in line with current guidelines.

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