TUE 14, WED 15, FRI 17 JUL 19.00h
SUN 19 JUL 14.30h

Nicholas Jenkins Musical Director
James Hurley Director
Rachel Szmukler Designer
Ben Pickersgill Lighting Designer

Mark Wilde Idomeneo
Sam Furness Idamante
Rebecca Bottone Ilia
Kirstin Sharpin Electra
William Johnston Davies Arbace
Paul Putnins The Voice of Neptune

Blackheath Halls Chorus
Blackheath Halls Orchestra
Trinity Laban vocal students
Pupils from Mulgrave Primary School
Pupils from Beecroft Garden Primary School
Students from Greenvale School and Charlton Park Academy

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed in an English translation by Amanda Holden
Patron: Edward Gardner OBE

Blackheath Halls is delighted to present its ninth community opera. Mozart’s Idomeneo. Idomeneo, King of Crete, returns home from the Trojan wars during a storm. He vows that he will sacrifice to Neptune, God of the Sea, the first person he meets on land if he is delivered safely to Crete. After a safe return he is met first by his son Idamante. How will Idomeneo escape from fulfilling his vow? And who will win the heart of Idamante, Ilia or the jealous Electra?

Come and see how the wonderful professional and community forces of Blackheath Halls Opera tell this classic myth in Mozart’s famous opera.

“In terms of breaking barriers the Blackheath project acheives what many would like to, but rarely can, by putting opera at the heart of the community.”
Simon Thomas; What’s On Stage; July 2014

“The world is simply a better place for such endeavour.”
Nick Breckenfield, Classical Source

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