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'A witty, brave, imaginative evening'

Independent on Sunday
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'Powerful, involving, sympathetic, touching, inspiring'

The Independent
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'Truly awe-inspiring... Musically the performances were superb'

The Times
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'Proof that it is worth investing in the arts'

The Guardian
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'Astonishing and memorable... Invisible people, seen and heard centre-stage'

New York Times
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'Enjoyable and deeply moving'

Opera Now
The Canticles at Westminster Abbey, 2002

The Canticles

By Benjamin Britten
In co-production with Tête à Tête Opera Festival
World Premiere staging at Westminster Abbey (May 2002)

A Ceremony of Carols

By Benjamin Britten
World Premiere staging at New College, Oxford

Participants from Streetwise Opera workshops in five Oxford homeless centres performed alongside New College Choir, Oxford in a new staging of Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. The project involved turning the tables on the haves and have-nots in a city whose poverty is often hidden by high art and affluence and put homeless performers centre-stage in a professional opera.
 

'Brilliantly imagined, strikingly original and deeply touching... fantastically impressive'

Opera Now

'Critics have wept and raved. It shows us that the homeless are people like us'

Time Out

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