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World premiere of new chamber opera by TL teacher

Fri 1 April 2022

Take Care by piano professor Douglas Finch celebrates the remarkable work of carers

Trinity Laban piano professor and curator of New Lights Festival Douglas Finch has penned a brand-new chamber opera with librettist Cindy Oswin.

Telling the story of carer Katie’s and her clients, Take Care is based on extensive research into the working lives of those who care for people with dementia and features a chorus of twelve carers from the local community in Nottingham.

The elegant and direct narrative is supported by a complex yet accessible and empathetic score by Finch that has stylistic references ranging from Vaudeville to Wagner.

It premieres at Lakeside Arts Centre in Nottingham 2 April 2022, under the baton of Trinity Laban’s Head of Orchestra Studies Jonathan Tilbrook.

Take Care is supported by Arts Council/National Lottery and the ESRC Impact Accelerator Fund.