[ 8. Juni 2014 ]

CALL – Web Opera – Opera and the Media of the Future

Von: „Dr. Steffen Lepa“
Datum: 6. Juni 2014 15:46:39 MESZ

Opera and the Media of the Future

A Sussex/Glyndebourne Research Initiative

The Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre at the University of
Sussex announces a new research project with Glyndebourne Opera, to be
initiated by a two-day event which will be held at Glyndebourne on 24th &
25th October, 2014.

Opera and the Media of the Future will bring together academics and opera
professionals to consider the impact of opera cinecasts upon the way that
audiences engage with opera today, and to look ahead to see how new digital,
web-based and mobile media platforms might shape the future forms of opera.


We are pleased to announce a modest commission for a small web-based opera
work to be ‘premiered’ at the conference in October. If accepted, this piece
will be hosted by the Sussex Reframe website
(http://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/) (or similar). It should be ready for testing
by the 10th of October and will ‘go live’ on the 23rd.

Deadline for submission of proposals is 3rd July 2014. Results will be
announced on July 17th. There will be an all-inclusive commission fee of

The Brief:

This ‘opera’ will exist online. It will be encountered by its audience via a
website. You may include mobile technology if you wish. The opera may be any
duration (including very short, as this is only a modest
commission) or may not be time-based at all. It may have interactive
elements. There will ideally be something to see, and something to hear.
Preference will be given to the most innovative re-imaginations of the
operatic form for this medium. You should consider the following questions:

· What does opera ‘mean’ on this scale and through this medium?

· How can you engage your audience?

· What is your work’s relation to the ‘live’?

· In what sense is it ‘operatic’ – eg are there elements of traditional
opera such as singing, plot, spectacle, scenography, etc? Have you
significantly re-imagined these elements?

· Is there a sense (real or implied) that the opera is happening in a real
place to which we are linked via the internet or is it taking place entirely
in virtual space?

Please send via email, with subject heading ‘Web Opera Proposal’:

* · Proposal (500 words)
* · Description of your technical needs (max 500 words)
* · CV

To: Evelyn Ficarra