Tomorrow the Booth Centre's Streetwise Opera singing group will be travelling to London to perform at the British Film Institute on the South Bank in the premiere of The Answer to Everything. This is the culmination of two years of devising, recording, filming and rehearsing.
To coincide with the premiere, celebrated soprano (and Patron of Streetwise Opera) Elizabeth Watts, Duncan Ward and The Sacconi Quartet have generously allowed Streetwise Opera to release their recording of 'Lascia Ch'io Pianga' from Handel's Rinaldo as a single to raise funds. The track appears in a section of The Answer to Everything and also features Streetwise Opera singers from Manchester and Nottingham singing a chorus part devised by Duncan Ward. This is Streetwise Opera's first commercial release.
You can download the track for just £0.79 - all proceeds will go to help fund Streetwise's work at the Booth
Centre and around the country.
If you can't get to London to see the performance then we hope you'll download the single and listen to this unique track, which will give you just a flavour of the unique opportunity the Booth Centre gives homeless people to take part in professional opera singing with all the benefits of increased confidence, and self esteem that it brings.
A Night at the Opera
10th May, 2013, 7pm
Streetwise Opera's Manchester leaders present a glittering spring-themed evening of opera arias and show tunes. All funds raised will go towards Streetwise's workshop programme at the Booth Centre, Manchester.
There will be a raffle, tea, coffee and a cake sale in the interval.
St James and Emmanuel Church, 6 Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6TR
Tickets: £7.00 adults / £5.00 concessions
Available to buy on the door or online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/boxoffice/select/HXjQiakBmzoD
More information here http://www.streetwiseopera.org/night-opera
All proceeds go to Streetwise Opera's work in Manchester at the Booth Centre.
Congratulations to everyone in the Booth Centre drama group who performed at the Royal Exchange Theatre on 28th and 29th March in the Mochingbird Academy. The show was a sell out and we've had