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Besides the Masterclass Week in Gütersloh from 22 - 29 October 2023, all singers will have the opportunity to participate in workshops offered in the context of a so-called "mixed reality" opera production through our cooperation with the Staatstheater Augsburg. Mixed reality means that the physical stage space is connected with the virtual one. Eight of our singers will be able to participate in the workshops, which will take place at the Staatstheater Augsburg at the end of January until April 2024.
Dates Augsburg Workshops:
1. 3D sound: January 29 - January 31, 2024 in Augsburg, Germany
2. Singing in metaverse: March 04 - March 06, 2024 in Augsburg, Germany
3. 360° video recording: April 08 - April 10, 2024 in Augsburg, Germany
The Staatstheater Augsburg is one of Germany's leading theatres in the field of virtual reality in connection with the performing arts. Our cooperation partner has made it their mission to enable theatre to be experienced in a new dimension. Our singers receive valuable knowledge and skills in new, hybrid forms of music theatre that allow participation and also function online.
Unlike streaming, which only shows excerpts of stage performances, VR glasses facilitate a complete immersion in another world. The audience experiences the feeling of actually taking part in the performance. Actors can be easily followed at every turn and perspectives can be changed. An immersive theatre experience is very close to the theatre and requires concentration, creating a sense of presence.
Mixed Reality Production 2024 - "Labyrinth"
One or two singers from our Masterclass Series will have the opportunity to apply for a role in the mixed reality opera "Labyrinth", which will premiere at the end of March 2024. The mixed reality opera "Labyrinth" is an opera by Hauke Berheide and Amy Stebbins and is being created as a commissioned work for the Staatstheater Augsburg. The work combines classical analogue music theatre on stage with video mapping and immersive VR elements.