Documentation 25th October

Day Two : New Forms for Opera

Saturday 25th October

Session One New Media and Opera

9.30-10.15 Panel Discussion. New directions new commissions, larger opera companies engaging new operatic forms.

Tim Hopkins Opera Director; Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre

David Pickard General Director, Glyndebourne Opera

Andy Doe Music and Media Consultant

Session Two: Opera on web and mobile platforms


This session includes presentations from practitioners in this new field:

Craig Vear Composer / Reader in Performing Arts (Music) De Montfort University. Opening remarks and brief presentation on his workSentimental Journey’. What are the issued faced by composers/creatives in re-imagining opera on new platforms?

Robert Thomas Media composer. Presentation/demonstration, new mobile platforms for music.

Session Three: OMF Mini Web Opera commissions

  • RUR (Rossum’s Universal Replicants) by Martin Rieser (electronic/interactive artist) and Andrew Hugill (composer)
  • You Are Here by Jaakko Nousiainen (director) and Miika Hyytiäinen (composer)

Presentation / demonstration of the commissions, followed by discussion lead by Evelyn Ficarra Assistant Director of the Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre.