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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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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