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



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

The Stage
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


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

The Northern Echo

With One Voice


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

The Guardian, Charlotte Higgins

Fables - A Film Opera



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

The Times
My Secret Heart artwork

My Secret Heart



'Reminding us that we turn our backs on the homeless'

Evening Standard

Critical Mass



'Refined theatricality… electrifying… great theatre'

Evening Standard



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

Independent on Sunday

Rückert Lieder


'Inspiring, revelatory and wholly original'

Nottingham Evening Post

Time Flows


'Brilliantly imagined, strikingly original and deeply touching... fantastically impressive'

Opera Now

A Ceremony of Carols



'Enjoyable and deeply moving'

Opera Now
The Canticles at Westminster Abbey, 2002

The Canticles



'Beyond moving... The arts have this magical power to bring us closer together'