Devised by Composer Orlando Gough
and Director Emma Bernard
Performed by Streetwise Opera and The Shout
'Streetwise Opera is something else. It teases, surprises, takes risks, and tackles the unexpected…it lures you where you haven't been before and sends you home enriched.’
Streetwise Opera uses high-quality music-making to support people who have experienced homelessness. This commission is a huge collaboration with Orlando Gough’s celebrated choir, The Shout.
Folk and traditional songs from around the world have been collected by Gough from members of Streetwise and The Shout and woven into a comic and moving work. Critical Mass takes place in an international political summit where delegates discuss important issues of global significance…but there is a subversive element to the meeting; a human, informal, anarchic, nostalgic, ungovernable element.
Read theTelegraph article about Streetwise Opera - The Rousing Sound of Opera From The Streets (14 June 2006)
Composer and musical director: Orlando Gough
Director: Emma Bernard
Commissioned by Streetwise Opera in association with Almeida Theatre Company
Streetwise Opera is supported by:
Arts Council England
Westminster City Council
Hyde Park Place Estate Charity