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


The Passion



'The most Mancunian of Passions'

The Guardian
Photo: Lorena Mossa

Uma Só Voz


'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'

Image by David Caines

To the Silkwood Tree


People Watch



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

Image by David Caines

The River Keeper


'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



'An encounter of undeniable beauty'

The Guardian, Guy Dammann

With One Voice


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


Vita Nova, Paul Hawkins

Fables - A Film Opera



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

Daily Telegraph
My Secret Heart artwork

My Secret Heart



'Mesmersing… inspired and inspiring'

Erica Jeal, The Guardian

Critical Mass



'Refined theatricality… electrifying… great theatre'

Evening Standard



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

Independent on Sunday

Rückert Lieder



'Streetwise Opera teases, surprises, takes risks, and tackles the unexpected… it sends you home enriched'

The Independent

Time Flows


'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



'Enjoyable and deeply moving'

Opera Now
The Canticles at Westminster Abbey, 2002

The Canticles



'A witty, brave, imaginative evening'

Independent on Sunday