Get involved in Re:sound

Join us for an operatic journey to rediscover our cities through the eyes – and voices – of people who have been homeless.

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The bee, looking down over Manchester
12 July 2022
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We’re Nor ‘Avin’ It! is ready to go!
6 July 2022
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Making sure everyone's voice is heard
28 June 2022

“Opera really is for anyone and everyone. I spent my life thinking that I could never be part of that world. Until I came here.”

— Streetwise Opera performer

“At the time that I have nothing, I still have my artistry. I still have my creativity. I still have my talent. And if that’s going to get me from homelessness to where I need to be, then I’m going to hone that, and Streetwise Opera is the perfect place for that.”

— Streetwise Opera performer

About us

Streetwise Opera is an opera company that enables people who’ve experienced homelessness to find inspiration and empowerment while they rebuild their lives and identities. We support participants to develop as creative people and, as we amplify their voices, change how society views homelessness.

We engage world-class artists, both established and emerging, to co-create bold new work and reimagine traditional repertoire. We create opera that is for everyone and, by bringing together diverse voices, change how society views opera.

Find out more.

 

“There’s something lovely about knowing we’re all singing the same lines, at the same time; even though I’m having no contact with anyone at the moment, it makes me feel less alone. Also , it helps me to realise that you are all still there and still planning for projects we’ll do when this is over. When so many arts venues and projects are being shelved, it is a relief to know that you are still here. Streetwise is a really important part of my life.”
— Streetwise Opera performer

News & blogs

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“The hostile environment pits children into poverty and destitution”
14 September 2022
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Statement
8 September 2022
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Chris Sonnex: "Art should be part of the Human Rights Act"
3 August 2022

“It’s given me a big lease of life, because when I started, I was in a real bad way, I shut myself away for about ten years, with depression. From that, to now, what Streetwise Opera has done for me… I’d be here all day explaining it, it’s really brought me out of my shell, given me a life, given me something to thrive for.”
— Streetwise Opera performer

Planet Earth II
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The Linden Tree
Streetwise Opera, Roderick Williams (baritone), Christopher Glynn (piano), Brodsky Quartet and Genesis Sixteen come together for a digital performance of Franz Schubert’s song.
Savage Kingdom
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In This Place
A digital project that explored how singing and movement come together on stage to create more powerful and expressive opera.
Savage Kingdom
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Unseen
A project that challenged us to look deeper around us in order to find all the great art we might be missing.