It’s time to sing together again

At Streetwise Opera we are thrilled to announce that we are ready to return to in-person workshops, after 16 months working online. To ensure the safety of everyone involved, our singing and creative workshops will be delivered outdoors over the next months. We have developed strict health and safety protocols and guidelines, and we will […]

Streetwise Sessions aim to inspire and energise people affected by homelessness through online singing

Today we are announcing Streetwise Sessions, a series of live-streamed singing and creative workshops that aim to inspire and energise people affected by homelessness. These sessions, designed to keep Streetwise participants engaged until we are ready to return to our regular workshops, are streamed on Facebook Live.  We will host half-hour sessions from Monday to […]

New singing and creative workshops in Gateshead

We are excited to announce that we will be working at Oasis Community Housing in Gateshead for seven weeks. Streetwise Opera will deliver free singing and creative workshops to clients of Oasis. The sessions will be held every Tuesday, from 18 February, between 11:45am and 12:45pm at Basis Gateshead, Aquila House on Warwick Street. The […]

Guest blog: Small miracles can and do happen

Streetwise Opera supporter Linda Laurance writes about the impact of our work with people who are or have been homeless.  Being involved with Streetwise Opera means being reminded regularly that small miracles can and do happen. Over the years that I have been a supporter I have seen how the lives of people who are […]

Hannah Conway: Thoughts and musings from my first two months

Artistic Director Hannah Conway writes about her plans to draw together Streetwise Opera’s regional groups.

Hannah Conway appointed artistic director of Streetwise Opera

The internationally-recognised British composer has worked with some of the world’s leading opera houses and orchestras.

Experience the raw and authentic passion of our Opera Hours

Streetwise Opera announces a series of joyful and refreshing performances in Gateshead, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Teesside during March 2019.

Meet the five composers who will create new music for Streetwise Opera

Streetwise Opera is thrilled to announce its Composers in Residence for 2018-2019, who will create operatic choruses for the company’s performers in five regions in England. Aurora Nishevci (London), Emily Levy (Manchester), David Wilson (Nottingham), Hayley Jenkins (Teesside) and Ian Stephenson (Tyneside) will compose pieces that will be premiered during Streetwise Opera’s Opera Hour series […]

The powerful magic of Streetwise Opera — a review of Tell Me The Truth About Love

Streetwise Opera performer Anita Ferguson, from our Manchester programme, reviews our Tyneside #LoveOpera, Tell Me The Truth About Love, which was put on by our Newcastle and Gateshead performers at Sage Gateshead:: Take some beautiful music, an absorbing story, a gifted orchestra and creatives; put these together with a talented and exuberant band of singers; […]

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

Anna Appleby, who composed music for Streetwise Opera’s Tell Me The Truth About Love, writes about her experience: When I first started working with Streetwise Opera I was prepared to see music changing lives, but I don’t think I could have anticipated how much it would change mine. It’s easy for the passion to ebb […]