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Opsnizing Dad

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John Wallace's one act opera is based on Elizabeth Ingram-Wallace's Opsnizing Dad. which won the Kaleidoscope Health and Care Award for flash fiction in 2017. It deals with how an individual, and society in general, may deal with the primal issue of dementia and social care of a patient in 2100.  Wallace, recently announced as recipient of the Queen's Medal for Music, writes 'I have tried to heighten the tragedy of dementia throughthe unbearable optimisim of the son in trying to keep life going through it all - his eruptions into banal obscenities through his frustrations with his father leading to anger and complete loss of of personal control. During the action, past, present and future blur together in one rapid continuum, but through it all, the love of a son for his father shines through. 

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