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Disunited Jukebox – A 21st Century Opera

7th July @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Company Carpi: composer Gary Lloyd & choreographer Bettina Carpi

Presenting: Disunited Jukebox – A 21st Century Opera 

A discussion about where ideas come from with the creators of Disunited Jukebox featuring smaller-scale extracts from the opera in an exclusive live performance specially created for the Festival of Ideas 2024.

Disunited Jukebox is a brand new opera, with dance, about the bewildering state of the modern world.  It spans diverse topics from artificial intelligence, nature & climate, witchcraft, political landscape, neuroscience, refugee crises, technological progresses, our hopes & fears for the future… to mental health & conspiracy theories.

Highly celebrated writers Mary Talbot, Neil Gaiman, Audrey Schebat, Brian Catling and many others have created the specially written libretto for the opera, alongside new writing talent such as Marissa Landy, and featuring youth and community input.

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L to R: Company Carpi opera singers Olivia Carrell, Isabelle MohanNaomi Rogers & Luca Wetherall.

The musicians for Disunited Jukebox are drawn from the best orchestras in the UK and are joined by a cast of contemporary dancers.

Photography: Brian Hickey Simon Bubb


7th July
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Chester Town Hall
Northgate Street
Chester, CH1 2HJ
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