Debussy's only completed opera, based on the late 19th century symbolist play by Maurice Maeterlinck, is reimagined in an immersive and interactive setting. Using the advanced technologies of the Moss Arts Center’s Cube, Virginia Tech’s creative team of faculty, students, and guest performers will realize Debussy’s dream for an innovative opera with strong connection between scenic and musical movement. This production is supported in part by an ICAT SEAD grant, the Moss Arts Center, the School of Performing Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
- We have a set design that we believe will work well with the projections
- Chris Russo has signed on to be the Technical Director and Projection Engineer
- The set will be built in the SOPA theater shop in May by theater students and Chris Russo
- Collaborators have met and initial plans for content have been created
- Singers have been contracted for the roles
- The score has been finalized and will be sent to singers in January
- Move in was moved two days earlier to allow for more tech time in the space
- January: decisions on projector placement, start of content design, plan for animation work distribution
- February: continue with content design/programming. Add in motion capture work.
- March or April: probably second site visit with entire team
ICAT 2019-2020 Major Sead Grant
Ariana Wyatt, School of Performing Arts
Richard Masters, School of Performing Arts
Doug Bowman, Computer Science/Center for Human-Computer Interaction
Thomas Tucker, School of Visual Arts