A big thank you to Alastair, Rose, Iona, James and Oliver Ballantyne for hosting the after party at their house! It has been a hectic few months for the whole Ballantyne family, with Rose spending all her time on the opera as Project Manager and Oliver helping back stage as Technical Assistant Stage Manager and then everyone descends on your house for the after party. THANK YOU!
A big THANK YOU to Jay Hassan for organising the food for the after party. The food was plenty and delicious! Jay also organised the cake sales and lunches during rehearsals and throughout the whole of the 2014 Blackheath Halls Opera everyone has been well fed! Thank you to all of you who contributed to the cake stalls and lunches. You are not only great musicians, but also fantastic cooks!
At the after party Rose did a great job thanking all those involved in the 2014 Blackheath Halls Opera, assisted by Jay Hassan who gave everyone flowers and gifts on behalf of the community participants. So many people have made the 2014 Blackheath Halls Opera a success, our wonderful principals Nick Sharratt, Anna Devin, Louise Winter, Steven Page, Benedict Nelson and Kate Howden and the Trinity Laban vocal students, our fantastic creative team led by Director Harry Fehr and Musical Director Nick Jenkins, our stage management team led by Sasja Ekenberg and the Blackheath Halls team. I wish I could mention you all by name because you have all been fantastic! There was a big round of applause for the Opera Chorus and Orchestra who are getting better every year.
After Rose’s thank you speech Elizabeth performed her Count Ory poem and the chorus started their pastiche on Count Ory but was interrupted by the rain.The rain did not deter everyone from celebrating the success of The Adventures of Count Ory and here are some of the photos to prove it: