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Blackheath Halls Opera Presents Venus & Adonis

Music by John Blow


TUE 28 SEP | 6.30pm & 8.30pm* (Green Company)
THU 30 SEP | 6.30pm & 8.30pm (Blue Company)
SAT 2 OCT | 2.30pm** & 5pm (Green Company)
SUN 3 OCT | 2.30pm & 5pm (Blue Company)

Great Hall

* Socially distanced performance
** BSL Signed performance


Blackheath Halls Opera is thrilled to present this exciting production of Venus and Adonis.

This performance brings together a cast of world-class professional singers, talented vocal students from Trinity Laban and committed local amateur performers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, united in their passion for music-making.

Composed for King Charles II and thought to be the very first English opera, Venus and Adonis follows the mythical story of the eponymous lovers. Inspired by the masques that were performed at the king’s court, the opera is a compelling medley of singing, dancing, and story-telling involving shepherds, hunters and an obedient band of little Cupids in training!

Venus: Claire Lees
Adonis: Harry Thatcher
Cupid: Rebecca Leggett
Shepherdess: Anna Pych (Green Company); Eleanor Kemp (Blue Company)
1st Shepherd: Robert Lydon (Green Company);Lucas Artisio (Blue Company)
2nd Shepherd: Lawrence Gillians (Green Company); Bill Semple (Blue Company)
3rd Shepherd: Garreth Romain (Green Company); Miranda Ostler (Blue Company)

Director: James Hurley
Conductor: Christopher Stark
Designer: Rachel Szmukler
Movement Director: Jasmine Ricketts
Lighting Designer: Jo Palmer

Blackheath Halls Chorus
Blackheath Halls Orchestra
Blackheath Halls Youth Opera Company
Greenvale School
Charlton Park Academy


TICKETS: £19 | £17 concs | £6 under 12s
Running Time: approx. 70 mins with no interval
Suitable for ages 8+

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