Exploding Opera - When Opera Meets Immersive Tech

Mar 16, 2021

10:15am – 11:10am CT

Figment Productions and the Royal Opera House created a 21st century version of what opera calls “gesamtkunstwerk” (a work of Total Art). This is a new form, rooted in stage tradition, enriched by the magic of technology. We brought together top opera creatives and the expertise of Figment’s team to tackle the challenges in a close collaboration.

Current Rising, is an immersive experience in Hyper Reality. Music is our central character; the centrepiece of a dream-like operatic world. The design is unbound from the laws of physics and the audience shares moments of togetherness and isolation.

Join us, on stage, at the Royal Opera House in London as the curtain is lifted on the challenges of bringing together the latest entertainment technology with the oldest performance art form

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Annette Mees

Royal Opera House

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