'A compelling reflection on how human beings view (or fail to view) each other'


The Times, Hilary Finch

'An encounter of undeniable beauty'

The Guardian, Guy Dammann

Our first ever single on iTunes!

19 April 2013

Soprano Elizabeth Watts has allowed us to release her recording of 'Lascia Ch'io Pianga' from The Answer to Everything as a single.

The Answer to Everything in Newcastle

We are delighted to be partnering with Tyneside Cinema for the first date on our tour of The Answer to Everything

Cinque, Dieci, Venti, Trenta

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Streetwise Opera BBC Radio 4 Appeal

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With One Voice

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This 2012 project was inspired by Richard Mabey's book, The Unofficial Countryside. Mabey spent his time observing the way nature survives and flourishes in cities, in spite of man's best efforts to concrete over every available space.

Participants from Streetwise Opera's workshops in London took a disposable camera each and had a week in which to capture images of nature surviving in spite of the city. They were asked to notice details that are normally overlooked and carefully choose images which resonated for them. They selected their favourite shots and created their own response to The Unoffical Countryside around them. This film by Joanna Coates weaves together their images and stories.

Some of these images are featured in our 2013 production The Answer to Everything where images of the natural world begin to invade a corporate conference, as the delegates re-connect with their emotional lives.