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A Journey to the LightMay 2015
A new opera by John Barber, Hazel Gould and the Nottingham Streetwise Opera Performers

Streetwise Opera continues its Little Opera Season (new opera commissions being created with Streetwise groups resident in the North East, Nottingham and London).with the second of three 30-minute operas.  To the Silkwood Tree is partly devised with the performers themselves and collaboration is at the heart of composer John Barber’s philosophy.  His work involves devising and leading projects that bring professional performers together with non-professionals of all ages and abilities.  His partner on this project is writer/director Hazel Gould with whom he has worked for a number of years.  They share a love of fables, myths and fairy stories and To the Silkwood Tree is a timeless tale about a journey through the darkness to find redemption which aims to send the audience away with a lift in its heart.

A traveller faces a long, uncertain road to an unknown destination; the weather is drawing in but he won’t stop searching for a better place.  The whisper of a song in his ear won’t let him rest.  Will he find the place he’s been dreaming of?

Composer John Barber follows the opera with a performance by his alt-folk band Firefly Burning (with himself on piano) as part of the Saturday night Cafe.Bar.Live programme.

The Streetwise Opera production of To the Silkwood Tree takes place on May 16 at Nottingham Contemporary.