The Passion

A new opera based on Bach's St Matthew Passion in collaboration with world-renowned choir The Sixteen.

Core Values

Streetwise Opera's core values are: creativity, ambition, generosity, collaboration, always learning, fun, and staying true.

Our workshops are about providing a safe, regular, inclusive and sociable space where people can be creative, try new things and enjoy themselves. We treat participants as artists and seek artistic excellence in all of our projects. We're also committed to evaluating and developing our work. Download the Streetwise Opera core values, methodology and approach to evaluation documents below for more detail.

Stef Conner (Composer in Residence) - Part 2

1 July 2014

Stef talks about the creation of her first piece for us, 'Songs Paint Worlds'

The Opera Lunch Hour - Newcastle

Join us for a lunch time musical experience; let our songs inspire you for the rest of the day!

Streetwise Opera take over mima cafe

Enhance your afternoon coffee break with musical entertainment by the Streetwise Opera performers at mima. Come and be inspired by our songs!

Special FX Performance, Royal Exchange Theatre

Our Explore Singing and Acting Group in Manchester celebrate the end of their first term.

Join Streetwise Opera at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester for a special performance to mark Adult Learners' Week.

Meet the performer

'Streetwise is exciting, fun and educational. I come to the workshops because it gets me out of the house for a few hours. I get to act and to practise how to perform to a live audience.'

The Opera Hour - Manchester

Swap the rush hour for an hour of musical entertainment from Streetwise Opera’s Manchester performers

Fiona Cowieson - Workshop Volunteer

19 May 2014

Fiona talks about her experiences as a regular volunteer with our London groups

Vivien Conacher on our Artist Training Day

24 April 2014

Singer talks about her experience of our Artist Training day on 20th March

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