Past productions

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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‘Opera is fun and lends itself particularly well to these kind of short, experimental pieces'

Big Issue
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)

'To highlight the creativity and expression of homeless people is very powerful'

 

Vita Nova, Paul Hawkins

Fables - A Film Opera

(2010)

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'A remarkable marriage of music and film'

Independent on Sunday
My Secret Heart artwork

My Secret Heart

(2008)

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'Reminding us that we turn our backs on the homeless'

Evening Standard

Critical Mass

(2007)

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'Relevant, intelligent, touching, powerful... A tremendous achievement'

The Independent

Whirlwind

(2006)

'An impassioned performance from the homeless and ex-homeless cast'

Independent on Sunday

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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'Beyond moving... The arts have this magical power to bring us closer together'

 

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