Critical Mass

  • By Orlando Gough and Emma Bernard
  • A co-production with the Almeida Opera Festival
  • Performed by Streetwise Opera and The Shout
  • World premiere: July 2007
My Secret Heart artwork

My Secret Heart

A world premiere by composer Mira Calix and video artists Flat-e

Previews in Lucerne, Switzerland (October 2008); World premiere at Royal Festival Hall (December 2008); International tour during 2009 and 2010

WINNER of an RPS Music Society Award 2008 and a British Composer Award 2009

Fables - A Film Opera

  • Co-production with Spitalfields Music
  • World premiere at Spitalifields Winter Festival, 17 December 2010
  • Toured during 2011 and 2012

Streetwise Opera’s 2010 production was our second venture into film and live performance following the incredible success of My Secret Heart.


Streetwise Opera has a vibrant programme in Manchester, with two weekly workshop programmes and regular performances in the area. We work in partnership with the Booth Centre, where our Drop-in Group is based, and Opera North.

4 March - Crowdfunding success!

19 February 2013

Our crowdfunding campaign has exceeded the target.

Anna Meredith has created a new piece for our new production

Anna Meredith's blog

18 February 2013

Composer Anna Meredith talks about her new comission for The Answer to Everything

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