Past productions

Tell Me The Truth About Love

(2018)

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'Tell Me the Truth About Love is a joyous and passionate celebration of Tyneside past and present.'

The Stage
Our Composers in Residence. L-R: Alex Patterson, Anna Appleby, Litha Efthymiou, Ella Jarman-Pinto, Bushra El-Turk

Britten's Canticles inspired choruses

(2017)

The Passion

(2016)

'[Performers] had a beauty of their own, a vulnerability and pathos that connected with old tradition'

New York Times
Photo: Lorena Mossa

Uma Só Voz

(2016)

'The spotlights of the world are on Rio, but there is a huge mass of people who are being ignored. They are human beings. That's our message'

CBC
Image by David Caines

To the Silkwood Tree

(2015)

People Watch

(2015)

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‘The cast’s inspiring sense of purpose glows in their committed, impressive performance'

Bachtrack
Image by David Caines

The River Keeper

(2014)

'This was my first opera and I thought the performers and musicians were all fantastic – it takes courage to stand on stage'

Audience member

The Answer to Everything

(2013)

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

 

The Times, Hilary Finch

With One Voice

(2012)

'The first time that homeless people have been given a platform at an Olympic Games'

The Guardian, Charlotte Higgins

Fables - A Film Opera

(2010)

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'A joyful event, lifting the church roof with exhilarating glee'

Daily Telegraph
My Secret Heart artwork

My Secret Heart

(2008)

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'Mesmersing… inspired and inspiring'

Erica Jeal, The Guardian

Critical Mass

(2007)

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'Refined theatricality… electrifying… great theatre'

Evening Standard

Whirlwind

(2006)

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'Epic in its stage pictures and intimate in its detail, delivering a profounder hope'

The Guardian

Rückert Lieder

(2005)

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'A vivid reimagining of Mahler’s songs'

The Guardian

Time Flows

(2004)

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

Opera Now

A Ceremony of Carols

(2003)

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'Enjoyable and deeply moving'

Opera Now
The Canticles at Westminster Abbey, 2002

The Canticles

(2002)

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

The Times