“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 Nottingham Playhouse 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 Nottingham, Manchester and London.
The 25-minute launch event will include a preview performance of the first two new micro-operas to be written in Nottingham, interviews with composers Alison Willis and Tim Lole, and a behind-the-scenes look at the way these pieces were co-created by artists and participants in Streetwise Opera workshops at Nottingham Playhouse and Emmanuel House.
The first two micro-operas explore the history of Nottingham, from the Luddite rebellion of the 1800s to the changing face of the city centre during the 1900s. The pieces are a statement against oppression and injustice.
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 Nottingham, Manchester and London.
Light refreshments will be served.