Stef Conner has been appointed as the Streetwise Opera PRSF Composer in Residence. She will be will work for two years and will produce two brand new commissions; a Streetwise Opera anthem to add to our regular performance repertoire and a section of our next opera production. Winner of the RPS Composition Prize and ISM Composers’ Competition, Stef has had works premiered at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, The Royal Festival Hall, Cheltenham Festival and Beijing Conservatory, as well as broadcasts on BBC Radio 2 and 3.
“Streetwise Opera is an award-winning charity that uses music to help homeless people make positive changes in their lives. We do this through a weekly music programme in 10 homeless centres across England and Wales and by staging critically-acclaimed opera productions starring our homeless performers.
Our productions, (‘Awe-inspiring’, 5 stars The Times) platform the skills of our performers in a professional arena, showing them that whatever life throws at you, you can achieve great things; underpinning these productions, our workshops are a dependable source of creative activity in lives where everything else can be changing.”