Blackheath Halls Opera

The annual Blackheath Halls Community Opera is a successful project that has been running since 2007: a large cross generational company learn about opera by being immersed in a fully staged, professionally led production. The combination of professional artists and performers with vocal students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and local community members makes this project unique.

Patron: Edward Gardner OBE

With huge thanks to the following for their support:

Arts Council England        The Hearn Foundation

The Marchus Trust            The Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust

The Ingles Charitable Trust 

Summer Opera 2017

The 2017 Blackheath Halls Opera will be Weber's Der Freischütz sung in English under the title of The Enchanted Bullets.

Director: Oliver Platt

Musical Director: Nicholas Jenkins 

Designers: Liam Bunster & Thomas Malyon

Lighting Designer: Rory Beaton

Max: Adrian Dwyer 

Agatha: Samantha Crawford

Annchen: Kirsty Mclean*

Caspar: Njabulo Madlala 

Kuno: Wyn Pencarreg

Kilian: Benjamin Ellis** 

Ottokar: Andre Andrade**

Blackheath Halls Chorus

Blackheath Halls Orchestra

Vocal students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance

Royal Greenwich & Blackheath Halls Youth Choir

Lewisham Youth Choir

Students from Charlton Park Academy  & Greenvale School

*Current vocal student of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

**Recent alumnus of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Performance dates: Tues 18th, Weds 19th, Friday 21st July at 7pm & Sunday 23rd July at 2.30pm

Tickets on sale here 


"A life-affirming and life-changing experience. Everyone should take part!"

"Blackheath Halls Opera is the best thing about the summer in South East London." 


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

"Thrilling", Sunday Times, 2015

"In terms of breaking barriers the Blackheath project achieves what many would like to, but rarely can, by putting opera at the heart of the community."  What's On Stage, 2014

"Blackheath should be proud" Independent on Sunday, 2013