Past productions

Tell Me The Truth About Love

(2018)

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'Tell Me the Truth About Love is a joyous and passionate celebration of Tyneside past and present.'

The Stage
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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'I was transfixed and touched... Stunning'  

The Times

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

To the Silkwood Tree

(2015)

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)

'The first time that homeless people have been given a platform at an Olympic Games'

The Guardian, Charlotte Higgins

Fables - A Film Opera

(2010)

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'A glorious avant-garde show that was as musically interesting as it was spiritually stirring.'

Evening Standard
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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'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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'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