London Re:sound launch

Wed 13 July 2022 –
Southbank Centre,
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Wednesday 13 July 2022
5:00pm to
5:30pm, followed by refreshments
Southbank Centre
Blue Room, Level 1

“We laughed, we cried, we sang along… everything you want from opera!”

“Inspiring, joyful and uplifting… You had me bawling with a phenomenal night of storytelling and singing!”

“Can homeless people rise to the level of professional artists and captivate an audience? YES! THEY! CAN! It was the most intense half hour show I’ve seen in a while. This lot don’t sing with their mouths, they sing with their hearts!!!”

Award-winning Streetwise Opera are back with their irreverent, beautifully bold and unique brand of opera, always ready to ask the difficult questions – with a huge smile on their faces.  

Join them at Southbank Centre for the launch of the Re:sound festival, an inspiring and uplifting operatic journey to rediscover our cities through the voices of people who have been homeless. The year-long festival will see a dozen world-class artists and over 200 participants in Streetwise workshops co-create a cycle of nine micro-operas that celebrate the spirit of London, Nottingham and Manchester.

The 25-minute launch event will include a preview performance of the first two new micro-operas to be written in London, interviews with composers Ben See and Electra Perivolaris, and a behind-the-scenes look at the way these pieces were co-created by artists and participants in Streetwise Opera workshops at Southbank Centre and The Magpie Project.

The first two micro-operas explore how Londoners find and embrace social connections through the most unexpected situations, from the commuters on a bus that is surrounded by environmental activists, to the two tired and lonesome travellers who find friendship and comfort when they discover each other on different sides of the Thames.

This event is the first stop in an inspiring and exciting journey. The Re:sound calendar includes a second sharing in December, and a final performance in March 2023, with all nine micro-operas produced in London, Nottingham and Manchester.

Light refreshments will be served.