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Unborn in America : a cabaret opera by Luke Styles


Unborn in America : a cabaret opera by Luke Styles

  • Date: Wednesday, 28 January 2015 to Sunday, 1 February 2015
  • Venue: The Vaults (London, UK) — Leake St, London, United Kingdom

Event Details

Welcome to The Petri Dish – the afterlife’s legendary cabaret bar for the unborn. Every night aborted foetuses clamour to hear singing sensation Ziggy recount her savage journey to hell and back in her unpredictable smash show.

A cocktail of sex, drugs and exploitation, politics and celebrity, aspiration and self-destruction. This taboo-busting musical satire gives full hysterical voice to America’s culture wars, re-imagining the Brecht-Weill song-cycle in the spirit of John Waters.

Dark and melodic, borrowing from jazz and tribal rhythms, Luke Styles’s first opera since completing his residency as composer at Glyndebourne, crackles with caustic humour and bold genre-hopping appeal.

Starring acclaimed performer Jessica Walker and the UK’s rising tenor Andrew Dickinson, with an ensemble of percussion, cello, oboe and piano.

Age Guidance: Recommended 16+

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Unborn in America (chamber opera) (2014) by Luke Styles and Peter Cant — World premiere
— performed by Luke Styles and Ensemble Amorpha

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