'Current, Rising' is a 15-minute hyper reality opera experience, combining virtual reality with a multisensory set, blending stagecraft with CG technology.
Current, Rising invites audiences to step into an immersive, atmospheric virtual world and experience a dream-like journey carried musically by a poem layered in song. It is a radical new way of seeing opera in which you – the audience – are at the centre of the performance.
Royal Holloway Composition Lecturer Samantha Fernando has collaborated with artists working with a range of new technologies to create this groundbreaking opera experience.
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Current, Rising runs at The Royal Opera House until 10 June 2021.
Tickets and more information can be found here:
Director: Netia Jones
Designer and CG Art Director: Joanna Scotcher
Composer: Samantha Fernando
Writer: Melanie Wilson
Sound designer: David Sheppard
Movement director: Anna Morrisey
Installation lighting designer: Zoe Spurr
CGI and software development: Figment Productions
Soprano: Anna Dennis
Conductor: Richard Baker
Repetiteur: Ashley Beauchamp