The powerful magic of Streetwise Opera — a review of Tell Me The Truth About Love

1 June 2018

Streetwise Opera performer Anita Ferguson, from our Manchester programme, reviews our Tyneside #LoveOpera, Tell Me The Truth About Love.

Trustee of Streetwise Opera (Treasurer)

As we embark on our new Strategic Plan, Streetwise Opera is looking for a Trustee (treasurer) with the skills, knowledge and experience to support excellent governance and oversight.

Apply now to Streetwise Opera’s Composers in Residence scheme

24 May 2018

We will commission five composers to develop short operatic choruses that will be dramatised by our performers in London, Manchester, Nottingham, Teesside and Tyneside.

Streetwise Opera’s Composers in Residence 2018-2019

  • UPDATE - We've simplified the brief below to make the process more flexible, and we've pushed back the deadline to the 1st of July, so that non-local composers can also apply

Award-winning national charity Streetwise Opera is excited to announce its Composers in Residence scheme for 2018-2019, supported by PRS Foundation. We will be commissioning five composers to develop five short operatic choruses that will be dramatised for performance during our Opera Hour season in spring 2019.

Tobias and the Angel, at Nottingham Cathedral

Streetwise Opera performers take part in this community opera by Jonathan Dove and David Lan.

#LoveOpera production photos


Streetwise Opera participant Louise Webster plays Gemma, the bride, in Tell Me The Truth About Love. Photo: Rey Trombetta. Download a high-res copy here.

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Tell Me The Truth About Love audience survey

Did you attend any of the performances of Tell Me The Truth About Love? Take part in this survey to help us learn more about our audiences and how we can give them the best possible experience.

Developing leadership skills at Macquarie

22 March 2018

Sarah Hardie, our Director of Development, and Lucinda Meredith, our Progression Manager, write about how Streetwise Opera performers developed leadership skills while working with participants of the Macquarie Director Programme:

Streetwise Opera are a long-term strategic grant partner of the Macquarie Group Foundation and in 2018 we delivered a project for the Macquarie Director Programme for the fourth time, giving associate directors the opportunity to exchange skills with our participants to enrich the leadership journeys they were undertaking on the programme.

Improving wellbeing and increasing social inclusion by providing opportunities to access arts and cultural activities

20 March 2018

Lucinda Meredith, Progression Manager for Streetwise Opera, writes about the opportunities that we are creating for our participants:

At Streetwise we have established a range of Progression pathways that enable participants to access a program of cultural activities within their communities.

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