Sunken Garden, an Opera - 3D Cinema Mix
Sunken Garden -an opera staged at the Barbican in London,UK- is one of the first operas to make use of 3D film, mixing lives voices and a full orchestra on stage with recorded sounds and stereoscopic footage. Sunken Garden has been described as an 'occult mystery film opera'.
Audiences wear 3D glasses and are transported to a surreal garden that feeds on lost souls, flipping between live action and pre-recorded footage.
The show is 1 hour 50 minutes long and is presented every day between April 12 and 20, 2013. Tickets cost 16 to 50£. Watch the video trailer here under.
David Mitchell and Michel van der Aa are the authors of this dark fantasy.
What connects the disappearance of a software engineer with a neurotic film-maker and a gullible patroness of the arts? Combining live performance, music, 2D and 3D film, Sunken Garden tells the story of a missing person and those who are searching for him. English National Opera comes to the Barbican for this brand new collaboration with libretto by best-selling author David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas), and score by Dutch composer Michel van der Aa, whose prize-winning music theatre piece After Life premiered here in 2010.
"It's an unsettling but a wonderful sensation and it actually breeds the possibility that opera can be reinvented."
For information and booking, visit The Barbican.