Streetwise Blog

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.

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.

Meet the five composers who will create new music for Streetwise Opera

31 July 2018

The work of our new Composers in Residence will be showcased during our Opera Hour series in February and March 2019.

Art has the power to transform the world - a blog about our performance at Manchester Art Gallery

25 July 2018

Streetwise Opera performer Anita Ferguson writes about her experience taking part in our recent performance The World Is My Song at Manchester Art Gallery:

I love singing our workshops at Manchester Art Gallery. We pass stunning artworks as we go in, and I'm already energised and full of anticipation. At this term's first rehearsal, there was great excitement: "We have windows! We have sunlight!" We've been lucky to have several tours in the gallery from curators and also dabbled in a bit of art for ourselves. 

A Concert of Hope to remember those who have died on the streets of Manchester

17 July 2018

Street Requiem is an opportunity to experience sheer beauty, profound melancholy, and absolute hope and joy.

How music is helping our performers change their lives

28 June 2018

Our Impact Report 2017-2018 details the difference that our work is making in the lives of our performers.

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