The Dallas Opera is currently staging a production that literally embraces technology. The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center will simulcast Tod Machover’s Death and the Powers on Sunday, Feb. 16, to venues in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York, Philadelphia, Paris, Los Angeles, London, and Stockholm, among others. Here’s more info from the press release.
This unprecedented Dallas Opera Global Simulcast offers far more than a mere stage production; patrons will experience Simon Powers’ perspective from within “The System,” as well as a “robot’s eye view” of the opera, while tapping into a variety of interactive features. Those attending the simulcast anywhere in the world will have an opportunity to interact with the main performance onstage—through cellphones, tablets and other handheld devices—in order to influence the visual elements in the Winspear Opera House in real time, as they unfold.
I love interactive theater, and this simulcast sounds incredible. I can’t wait to find out how the simulcast attendees will influence the show on stage.
The Opera of the Future website has more information about the simulcast and tickets.
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