Streetwise Opera Newcastle/Gateshead performs the world premiere of 'The Light', an opera chorus composed by our Newcastle/Gateshead Composer in Residence, Ella Jarman-Pinto.

The new composition is inspired by Benjamin Britten’s Canticles, Ella was one of five Streetwise Opera Composers in Residence who composed a chorus inspired by Britten’s work with lyrics by our performers. The performance took place as part of our Newcastle/Gateshead Opera Hour at the Gosforth Civic Theatre on 9 March 2017.

Streetwise Opera Nottingham performs the world premiere of 'The Door', an opera chorus composed by our Nottingham Composer in Residence, Alex Patterson.

The new composition is inspired by Benjamin Britten’s Canticles, which was Streetwise Opera’s inaugural production in 2002. Alex was one of five Streetwise Opera Composers in Residence who composed a chorus inspired by Britten’s work with lyrics by our performers. The performance took place as part of our Nottingham Opera Hour at the Nottingham Playhouse on 2 March 2017.

Crossing the Tees Festival

A fun and informal performance at Middlesbrough Central Library

Macquarie mentoring programme 2017

4 May 2017

Progression Manager Lucinda Meredith reports back from this year's programme

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Artist Training Day

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Raising the roof in Manchester

18 April 2017

Anita Ferguson writes about performing in our Manchester Opera Hour at HOME 

Working with Streetwise Opera Nottingham

11 April 2017

University of Nottingham student Callum Plews shares his experiences of being on work placement with us

The future is bright

10 April 2017

London performer Lekan Badmus describes taking part in our Macquarie mentoring programme

The Passion is our landmark site-specific opera in collaboration with The Sixteen and in association with HOME, filmed at Manchester's Campfield Market in 2016.

Directed by Penny Woolcock, an abridged version of Bach’s iconic oratorio St Matthew Passion is brought to life as a fully-staged opera alongside a new ‘resurrection’ finale written by Streetwise Opera’s performers and celebrated composer Sir James MacMillan. Don't miss this 5 star ‘beautiful retelling of the most enduring story of redemption’ following the last two days of Jesus’s life.

 

Review taken from The Times. The production was filmed by The Space which is supported by Arts Council England and the BBC, and was broadcast on BBC Four in March 2016.

 

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