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July 09 2014

It’s not known as the most inclusive of art forms. But a group of homeless and ex-homeless performers were celebrating a successful run on the main stage of London’s Royal Opera House last month, where they performed Francis Poulenc’s opera Dialogues des Carmélites.

Members of the Streetwise Opera charity performed beside long-term unemployed Londoners, students from the Central School of Speech and Drama, and ex-prisoners from the Synergy Theatre Project during a two-week residency at Covent Garden.

"When you have been invisible and then you stand up and people look at you with respect and love, it's a very powerful feeling,” Germaine, a member of Streetwise Opera, told the Independent.