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Announcing our first-ever digital mini-opera, The Deer: A Story in 8 Chapters

Streetwise Opera is delighted to announce The Deer: A Story in 8 Chapters, our first-ever digital mini-opera, directed by Emma Bernard and co-created online by people affected by homelessness. 

This is an eight-week research and development project over September and October 2020, that will explore how the Internet can be used to create and perform exciting new opera whilst achieving a positive social impact. 

Streetwise Opera will bring together people affected by homelessnesseight composers specialising in participatory work, and a vocal leader. 

Director Emma Bernard, who has worked with Streetwise Opera in the past on The Answer to Everything (2013), Fables (2010), My Secret Heart (2008) and Critical Mass (2007) said: 

“It’s really exciting to have the opportunity to reinvent how we can work together in a digital world.” 

Regular participants from Streetwise Opera in-person workshops and online sessions will be joined by clients from homeless centres throughout England, to work with vocal leader Aga Serugo-Lugo and eight composers, including Charlotte HardingDominic HarlanJessie Maryon DaviesJohn BarberMichael Henry, PetLetanka, Ben See and Esmeralda Conde Ruiz

The project takes inspiration from Streetwise Opera’s A Gallery For All, an online gallery of artwork created by people affected by homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Sessions are open to anyone affected by homelessness and they are delivered via Zoom on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00 noon. Find out more.

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