Streetwise Blog

Why Alix is swimming, cycling and running for Streetwise Opera

10 May 2019

We spoke to Alix de Mauny, who joined our Board as a Trustee last November, as she prepares to take on the Blenheim Palace triathlon.

Hannah Conway appointed Artistic Director of Streetwise Opera

12 February 2019

Much of Hannah’s work as a composer, presenter and music director has focused on creating opportunities for those with limited access to the arts.

Why I'm swimming 4.5km in Wales’ largest natural lake

12 February 2019

We spoke to Camille De Groote, who will take part in the Big Bala Swim to raise funds for Streetwise Opera.

Experience the raw and authentic passion of our Opera Hours

16 January 2019

Streetwise Opera announces a series of joyful and refreshing performances in Gateshead, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Teesside during March 2019.

Review: The Merry Widow was an animated show, sprinkled with joy and optimism

30 November 2018

Streetwise Opera performer Anita Ferguson writes about her experience watching Opera North's recent production of Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow, along other performers from the Streetwise Opera group in Manchester: 

Photo: Opera North

TOSCA, SEI TU ! Opera North Scale the Battlements at the Lowry

23 November 2018

Anita Ferguson, a Streetwise Opera performer from Manchester, wrote the following review of Opera North's production of Tosca. In 2018, Anita was selected to take part in the Greater Manchester Critics initiative, which is supported by the Royal Exchange Theatre, Contact, The Lowry and HOME:

Our Teesside performers were inspired by Opera North's Tosca

5 November 2018

Jonathan, one of our performers from Teesside, writes about the group's experience watching Opera North's production of Tosca at Leeds Grand Theatre.

With One Voice to become independent

16 October 2018

Founder Matt Peacock will leave Streetwise Opera to lead the international arts and homelessness movement.

Double your donation to Streetwise Opera

12 October 2018

We are taking part in the the Big Give Christmas Challenge, so any donation between 27 November and 4 December will be generously match-funded by the Dulverton Trust.

I'll never forget my time volunteering at the Great Exhibition of the North

5 October 2018

Our Newcastle performer Martin Rivers writes about his experience meeting the Duke of Cambridge.