A one-act comic opera composed by John Wallace, set in the year 2100 and based on the award-winning short story – Opsnizing Dad – by Elisabeth Ingram Wallace.
With Jamie McDougall (tenor), The Wallace Collection (period brass and percussion), chorus provided by Scottish Opera PLUS bonus tracks from They Twa’ Fush (also including the McOpera string ensemble).
Authors entering the Kaleidoscope ‘Writing The Future’ competition were asked to imagine how health and healthcare might look in the year 2100. The story follows a surreal plot line exploring the desperate love of a son (played by the tenor, Jamie McDougall) compulsively trying to keep his father and his memories alive through the imagined 22nd century technology of Opsnizing.
Scored for tenor voice, chorus, period instrument brass ensemble and percussion, this one-act comic opera explores the strain put on family relationships through the ageing process. The chorus acts out the psychological drama, articulating the unspoken and the unspeakable.
This work is the first in a trittico of operas by John which focus on different facets of social responsibility (or the lack of it) – a couple of tracks from the second – They Twa’ Fush – have been included to provide a sneak preview.
CD Liner Notes – Modern Delivery
Comprehensive information, photographs, videos and links about the development of this work, from crowd-fundng for its first performance in 2023 through to this latest audio recording are provided via an exclusive web-page, accessed via the QR code provided on each purchased album.
Publication For Performance
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