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Follow the operatic journey of Re:sound from April 2022 to March 2023, with guest blogs, video and audio from the artists involved in this project. This is your chance to look under the bonnet and see how our micro-opera cycle is co-created.

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"It's not hard to sing with conviction"
Streetwise Manchester performer Anita Ferguson writes about her Re:sound journey.
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The bee, looking down over Manchester
Second audio blog by composer Emily Levy about her experience working with clients of Women's Direct Access Centre in Manchester
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We’re Nor ‘Avin’ It! is ready to go!
Our first Nottingham micro-opera has had a beautiful journey.
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A fresh look at the City of Nottingham
Tim Lole writes about the origins of the micro-opera "Everything Happens at the Clock"
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Emily Levy: Making sure everyone's voice is heard
Composer Emily Levy has been working with clients of Women's Direct Access Centre to co-create a micro-opera about Manchester.
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Dancing on a red bus
Things get heated when a London bus is surrounded by environmental activists.
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The Luddites are here!
What has become of the factory owners, factory workers and social justice warriors?
Alison Willis
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Join us for a preview of our first micro-operas
Our launch events in July are the first stop on your Re:sound journey.
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The Spirit of Manchester
A recap of the penultimate session, in which we learnt and ran through elements of our new micro opera!
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Rising against the machines
Composer Allison Willis is working with our Nottingham Playhouse group to create a micro-opera about the Luddite Rebellion.
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Ben See: "Protest chants and a lot of noise"
In our first London micro-opera, a big red bus that comes to a standstill when it's surrounded by climate activists.
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Stranded on a London bus
Composer Ben See has been working with our Southbank Centre group to co-create a micro-opera about London.
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Hoping to capture the magic in Manchester
Streetwise Opera's Head of Marketing & Comms visited a workshop led by Nic Lewis in Manchester.
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Alison Willis: "So many ideas!"
An update from composer Alison Willis after the third Re:sound session in Nottingham.
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Nicolas Lewis: "This is a very good problem to have"
In the first two sessions, participants created and developed original characters and stories, based on places and objects related to Manchester.
Nicolas Lewis
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Ben See: We are dreaming our micro-opera
This is Ben's first video diary as he works with participants in our workshops at Southbank Centre to co-create a new music piece.
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Join us for Re:sound – an operatic journey to rediscover our cities
A year-long festival that will encourage artists and audiences to rediscover the cities they live in, through the eyes – and voices – of people who’ve been homeless.
Rey Trombetta
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What does it take to create a micro-opera?
Everything we do is centred around the idea of co-creation; Streetwise Opera participants making work in collaboration with incredible artists from the world of opera.
Martin Constantine
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How to make the best of this website
Make sure to check in every week for updates from Streetwise Opera participants and guest artists.
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