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 […]

After Winter immortalised as a graphic novel by Teesside University students

Teesside University students have created a graphic novel to tell the story of After Winter, a Streetwise Opera production that was cancelled due to the pandemic. The 60-page novel, which is available for download below, was produced by students from the university’s BA (Hons) Comics and Graphic Novels, led by senior lecturer Julian Lawrence. After […]

Postponement of After Winter

We are sad to announce that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and with the health and safety of everyone involved in mind, we are postponing our production After Winter until 2021. The performances scheduled for mid July at Middlesbrough Town Hall and the Ryedale Festival have now been cancelled. We are currently working with our […]

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 […]

“At Streetwise Opera, everyone is a star”

Teesside University Comics and Graphic Novels students attended the After Winter preview at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Friday 6 March. Below are some comments from students who attended, thanking Streetwise Opera and Middlesbrough Town Hall for this experience. The sense of community was amazing and felt extremely welcoming! Especially all of the involvement and welcome […]

“We feel nervous stepping out of our comfort zone, but we do it together”

Amanda, a support worker for the Streetwise Opera group at Middlesbrough Town Hall, writes about the collective empowerment that comes from stepping outside our comfort zone: As support worker within the group, I get to be part of something very unique and very important. I work with some of the most passionate people who represent […]

Meet the Traveller from the After Winter graphic novel

It’s been difficult, strenuous even, to choose one amongst the different designs for the main role of the Traveller in the After  Winter graphic novel being created by students from Teesside University.  All the concepts presented by second year Comics and Graphic Novels students were daring and beautiful, and showed a great understanding not only […]

Thank you for joining our After Winter journey

You’ve done it! WOW! The support shown to our After Winter crowdfunder has been unbelievable! Thank you all, SO MUCH, for your generous gifts. Our crowd of 247 supporters has ensured that we reach and surpass our target, meaning that our new Teesside production can go ahead as planned. We are so thrilled and so […]

Teesside University students creating a graphic novel adaptation of After Winter

At Streetwise Opera we are super excited to announce that students from Teesside University will be creating a graphic novel adaptation of our new production After Winter. Here are some of the concepts for the main character of The Traveller from Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, which will be portrayed in our show by British baritone Roderick […]

Roderick Williams and Streetwise Opera join forces…

World-renowned baritone Roderick Williams OBE and critically-acclaimed opera company and homeless charity Streetwise Opera join forces to stage an immersive retelling of Franz Schubert’s Winter Journey, in a new production that also features Grammy Award-winning pianist Christopher Glynn, the Brodsky Quartet, The Sixteen’s young artists’ scheme Genesis Sixteen, and the Ryedale Festival Community Chorus led […]