we are studying the synthesis of new technologies with musical theater and fantasize about what the opera of tomorrow can be
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digital opera? seriously? online theater is complete nonsense
I would rather call our projects as opera content. we do not convert performances from the stage into a web space, but create productions originally intended for online premieres
what about acoustics? a live orchestra? the effect of presence after all?
but after all, there have already been precedents in history of creating an opera specifically for the screen (although then it was called a film opera). the productions of Zefirelli, Tikhomirov, Bergman are considered classic masterpieces, and if you need an example of a combination with modern directing, there is a very interesting film Juan (2010) by Kasper Holten
ok. but if all opera houses go online, then...
no one is talking about replacing the classical theater with digital opera, we only offer a new form of opera as a bonus to the existing ones (a performance at the theater, a concert at the philharmonic hall, a video broadcast on social networks, etc.)
isn't it all just out of desperation during a lockdown?
not quite. the trigger for the development was certainly the lockdown, during which all theaters were closed and opera festivals were canceled, but having learned how to create premieres in such extreme conditions, we decided to continue the development of digital opera even when theaters opened
it is interesting. but in general, does someone need it?
our premieres Feast during the Plague and The Miserly Knight were watched by 250,000 people, we have had positive reviews in the leading Russian media and our debut project received the Russian national opera award Onegin in the nomination Best online project
you convinced me :) where can I read more about your digital operas?
by clicking on the title below :) also you can subscribe to the news of the international digital opera laboratory here
Let's play opera by Sergei Rachmaninov in the world of the multiplayer online role-playing game Sphere. The main role was performed by the legendary baritone Sergey Leiferkus. The premiere took place online with the support of VK.
A multi-screen multimedia installation based on the play by Daniil Kharms to music by Rustam Sagdiyev. The premiere took place at the Anna Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House as a part of the Night of Museums. Polyphony. festival.
A performative mediaproject dedicated to the state of cataplexy of awakening — soundscapes of Tula heard by a neural network. The premiere took place in the creative cluster Oktava as part of the art residence Cultural Code of the City.
A phygital production of Rachmaninoff's opera using robotic arms, video mapping, and changing Dante's circles of hell into an underground cyber-prison. The premiere took place at the Zaryadye Concert Hall.
The scientific popularization activity of our laboratory consists of presentations and lectures at conferences, forums, art clusters and other venues
what comes next?
The Stone Guest
Deepfake-opera by Alexander Dargomyzhsky will offer to imagine how Don Giovanni would act if he got access to Tinder.
International Digital Opera Festival
The first festival that brings together digital opera authors from all over the world. An educational program, premieres of new projects and a platform for international collaboration between digital artists.