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
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
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
Max: Adrian Dwyer
Agatha: Samantha Crawford
Annchen: Kirsty Mclean*
Caspar: Njabulo Madlala
Kuno: Wyn Pencarreg
Kilian: Benjamin Ellis**
Ottokar: Andre Andrade**
*Current vocal student of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
**Recent alumnus od 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 will be on sale in April
"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