Streetwise Blog

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

The work of our new Composers in Residence will be showcased during our Opera Hour series in February and March 2019.

Art has the power to transform the world - a blog about our performance at Manchester Art Gallery

Streetwise Opera performer Anita Ferguson writes about her experience taking part in our recent performance The World Is My Song at Manchester Art Gallery:

I love singing our workshops at Manchester Art Gallery. We pass stunning artworks as we go in, and I'm already energised and full of anticipation. At this term's first rehearsal, there was great excitement: "We have windows! We have sunlight!" We've been lucky to have several tours in the gallery from curators and also dabbled in a bit of art for ourselves. 

A Concert of Hope to remember those who have died on the streets of Manchester

Street Requiem is an opportunity to experience sheer beauty, profound melancholy, and absolute hope and joy.

How music is helping our performers change their lives

Our Impact Report 2017-2018 details the difference that our work is making in the lives of our performers.

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.

Apply now to Streetwise Opera’s Composers in Residence scheme

We will commission five composers to develop short operatic choruses that will be dramatised by our performers in London, Manchester, Nottingham, Teesside and Tyneside.