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)

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

The Passion

(2016)

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'The most Mancunian of Passions'

The Guardian
Image by David Caines

To the Silkwood Tree

(2015)

People Watch

(2015)

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'A rousing chorus of hope and of TV’s transformative powers'

The Stage
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)

'Speeches and business jargon are engulfed by the emotional force of the music'

The Journal

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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'The mix of skilled professionals and characterful amateurs... live performance and video, is fascinating'

The Times
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)

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

Independent on Sunday

Rückert Lieder

(2005)

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What was made this treatment so convincing and involving was the cast’s discipline and finesse'

Opera Now

Time Flows

(2004)

'This is a tale…about how one fleeting moment of grace can make the kind of community art that purists sneer at into something of equal aesthetic and social value'

Independent on Sunday

A Ceremony of Carols

(2003)

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

New York Times
The Canticles at Westminster Abbey, 2002

The Canticles

(2002)

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'A witty, brave, imaginative evening'

Independent on Sunday