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”

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 

Please Support Us

A huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far. If you are in a position to help you can text 10BLACKHEATH to 70085 and donate £10 or visit the Donate Now page of our website.

We recognise that everyone has different circumstances, and this is a difficult time for many individuals and organisations, but if you are in a position to help we would be enormously grateful. 

We will also be able to claim Gift Aid on any donations made in this way (if appropriate).

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