OPERACRAFT from Video Game to Live Performance

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 3:30pm


Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology 
STUDIOne, Collegiate Square, 460 Turner Street


Mondays, 3:30-5:00 pm, February 25 April 29, 2013 and half days on June 4 - June 7, 2013


OPERAcraft is designed to provide an opportunity for K-12 students to create and perform a fully produced virtual opera.  Starting with the music (borrowed from Mozart operas) and a specific number of characters, we will work with the K-12 students to create a story and then the libretto; create the virtual set through Minecraft technology; create avatars for each character; and learn to control said avatars within the confines of their character.  The project will culminate in a performance of the newly created opera in the Cube space at the Center for the Arts.  The interactive set will be projected on a scrim while Virginia Tech music majors sing the finalized score and the K-12 students control the character avatars.  
Contact Ariana Wyatt (540-231-6066) for questions and inquiries at ariana1@vt.edu

For more details and to sign up, read Operacraft (PDF | 303KB)