Streetwise Blog

Apply now to Streetwise Opera’s Composers in Residence scheme

24 May 2018

Award-winning national charity Streetwise Opera is excited to announce its Composers in Residence scheme for 2018-2019, supported by PRS for Music Foundation. We will be commissioning five composers to develop five short operatic choruses that will be dramatised for performance during our Opera Hour season in spring 2019.

We will select one composer local to each of the five the regions where Streetwise Opera runs its programmes: Greater London, Greater Manchester, Nottingham, Teesside and Tyneside.

Improving wellbeing and increasing social inclusion by providing opportunities to access arts and cultural activities

20 March 2018

Lucinda Meredith, Progression Manager for Streetwise Opera, writes about the opportunities that we are creating for our participants:

At Streetwise we have established a range of Progression pathways that enable participants to access a program of cultural activities within their communities.

Anna Appleby: Music is for, by, about, with, to, from, of people

19 February 2018

Anna Appleby, who composed music for Streetwise Opera's Tell Me The Truth About Love, writes about her experience.

Photo: RNCM

Our Manchester performers were enchanted by RNCM's Cendrillon

30 January 2018

Streetwise Opera performer Anita Ferguson writes about our Manchester group's experience watching Jules Massenet's 'Cendrillon', staged by the Royal Northern College of Music

Jealousy, revenge and Italian opera – but with lots of humour – at mima

22 January 2018

The drama of ordinary people with opera-sized emotions, that’s what Blood on the Canvas is about. The performance features Streetwise Opera performers from Teeside

Photo: Lora Krasteva

Our London performers were wowed by Cirque du Soleil

16 January 2018

Lora Krasteva, Development Manager for our With One Voice initiative, writes about her experience with Streetwise Opera performers at Royal Albert Hall

Support our upcoming #LoveOpera at Sage Gateshead

15 November 2017

We’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £15,000, which will help us stage our new immersive opera, Tell Me Truth About Love, with performers from Streewise Opera Newcastle and musicians from Royal Northern Sinfonia

Join us for a Tyneside #LoveOpera at Sage Gateshead

17 October 2017

Streetwise Opera and Royal Northern Sinfonia present Tell Me The Truth About Love, featuring a range of classical, folk and modern music: from Mozart to Stevie Wonder, including Geordie favourites Big River, Blaydon Races and The Water of Tyne.

How supporting our performers is inspiring a volunteer in Manchester

12 October 2017

Amy Davies, a volunteer in the Manchester Explore group, writes about the joy of "seeing people grow in confidence and taking on roles".

Streetwise Opera Turning Point documentary

25 September 2017

Find out how Streetwise changes lives in this moving 25 minute video for BYU TV

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