We are VOPERA, the Virtual Opera Project.
Our first production - a new film of Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortilèges - premières at 8pm UK time on the London Philharmonic Orchestra Youtube Channel and on Marquee TV.
When the pandemic struck, all live performance came crashing to a stop. Musicians, actors, directors, technicians, designers - everyone was faced with an unknown future which could last... who knows how long.
The team at VOPERA decided to do something about it. We might not be able to gather in a room to rehearse and perform, so what can we do instead? It was from this thought that our ambitious project began. It involves green screen studios, Zoom coachings halfway around the world, rehearsal tracks, scrapbook designs and a whole lot more to create a production of Ravel's surreal and touching masterpiece. We can't wait to share it with you.