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)

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'Solid evidence that social outreach need not exist solely at the fringes of the arts'

The Stage
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)

'From streets to stage... an opera with a difference'

The Northern Echo

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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'What a touching, unique show this was… performed with wonderful energy, assurance, intensity and spontaneity'

The Times

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

Opera Now

Time Flows

(2004)

'Critics have wept and raved. It shows us that the homeless are people like us'

Time Out

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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'Proof that it is worth investing in the arts'

The Guardian