Re:Discover directors call-out

Re:Discover is a triple bill of new operas, co-created by people with lived experience of homelessness working side by side with world class artists, inspired by the music of composers of African and Caribbean heritage.

The Re:Discover festival will explore, draw inspiration from, and respond to the music of Ignatius Sancho, George Bridgetower, Joseph Bologne (Chevalier de Saint-Georges), Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price, Margaret Bonds and Shirley Thompson.

Actor and writer Paterson Joseph and composers Pete Letanka, Lavender Rodriguez and David Austin Grey have been commissioned to co-create new stories and music, alongside Streetwise Opera performers, culminating in three new short operas.

Streetwise Opera is contracting a Director in each of the regions we work in – London, Manchester and Nottingham – to engage with individuals who have experienced homelessness, to bring these pieces to life and to work with the performers to stage them.

We envisage each opera being approximately 12 – 15 mins in length, and our aim is to present each piece as part of a festival of work in the summer of 2024.

We seek to be representative of the communities in which we work. For this reason, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from artists of African and Caribbean heritage and dual heritage.

Recruitment process

Applications are now closed.

We will be holding in-person interviews on the following dates:

  • Monday 16 October in Manchester
  • Wednesday 18 October in Nottingham
  • Friday 20 October in London


The fee is £3,125 for 15 rehearsal sessions, three days of intensive rehearsals, preparation and meetings.