2017 : Der Freischütz

From 18 to 23 July 2017, the Blackheath Halls Community Opera performed Weber's Der Freischütz, the first UK staged performance in 18 years. 

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  Oliver Platt

Max  Adrian Dwyer

Agatha  Samantha Crawford

Kuno  Wyn Pencarreg

Caspar  Njabulo Madlala

Annie  Kirsty McLean

Killian  Benjamin Ellis

Ottokar  Andre Andrade

The Hermit  Andrew Greenan

Blackheath Halls Chorus | Blackheath Halls Orchestra | Vocal Students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance | Royal Greenwich and Blackheath Halls Youth Choir | Lewisham Youth Choir | Students from Greenvale and Charlton Schools 

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‘Blackheath Halls Opera is a wonderful community project: totally accessible; hard work but thoroughly enjoyable; and with potentially life-changing outcomes.’ Adult chorus member


"...if you want to find a reason why opera really matters, get down to Blackheath [Halls]"  www.classicalsource.co.uk

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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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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