Lakeside Arts
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Lakeside Arts
Event Detail

Take Care

Saturday 02 April - Sunday 03 April, 7.30pm
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts

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2 hours (including interval)

Composer Douglas Finch
Librettist Cindy Oswin
Artistic Director Mervyn Millar
Musical Director Jonathan Tilbrook

Join us for the premiere of a new opera, Take Care, a touching insight into a carer's journey, based on research into the working lives of professionals who care for people with dementia at home.

The opera aims to elevate the status of dementia care and shine a light on the emotional labour of carers.

Professional soloists include Nottingham-born soprano Donna Bateman, John Upperton, Jane Streeton and Violetta Gawara. Dementia carers form the chorus, with an ensemble of professional and student musicians.

This world premiere promises to be a powerful and moving experience for all.

Find out more about the opera


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