We’re delighted to announce an exciting new artistic partnership with Streetwise Opera.
Streetwise Opera is an award-winning charity that uses music to help people who have experienced homelessness make positive changes in their lives, through weekly music programmes in homeless centres and arts venues across England, and through critically-acclaimed opera productions starring their performers.
Streetwise Opera’s workshop programme in London will be inspired by ENO's repertoire, with opportunities to see ENO productions and pop-up performances by ENO singers in homeless centres. The partnership will also include further collaborative large-scale community projects, skills sharing and staff training, and ENO work placements for Streetwise performers.
All too often, people who have an experience of homelessness face isolation – particularly when they are re-housed. Streetwise focuses on making links for them into society. The partnership aims to support this work and help them take a greater part in the community.
In the lead up to this new partnership, Streetwise Opera’s London Explore Group took part in our Other Voices choir project, singing alongside the ENO Community Choir and other choirs. Watch a film about the Other Voices Choir project >