LIBERTARIA: THE VIRTUAL OPERAby Sabrina Peña YoungCONCEPT:
To create a 21 st century opera that combines current technologies with traditionalclassical composition in a new and exciting way to reach a broader audience andcreate a unique hybrid of contemporary 21st century opera reflective of the DigitalAge.
Use of the following elements -1) Traditional Opera Cast2) Science Fiction Libretto reflective of sociopolitical concerns relevant to today3) Electroacoustic Music, Sound Synthesis, Vocal Synthesis, and SoftwareInstruments4) Recordings from human cast members5) Use of virtual voices for opera chorus, bit players, secondary roles, and for oneminor character (Gabe)6) Crowdsourcing for Animation and Sound Teams7) Virtual Auditions8) Virtual Launch Party (release of the opera to 100 select venues, includinguniversities, galleries, festivals, theaters, concert venues, etc. as well as online in2013-tbd).9) Machinima and Computer Animation10) Entire communication for the opera conducted online (no traditional rehearsals)11) Marketing and promotions using internet resources of all kinds
Using a variety of sites, I conducted online auditions. The call was postedthroughout the web, including MusicXray, Blogger, FB, listserves, OurStage,Panpipes, etc.Sample Call:
Want to volunteer your vocal or acting talents for this project?Audition online through Music Xray: