royal opera house

royal opera house

Video projections to transform ROH into free giant artwork (4-6 Sept 2015)

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The Royal Opera House will be transformed into a giant canvas for a spectacular piece of free visual art as part of the Deloitte Ignite 15 festival from 4-6 Sept. http://www.roh.org.uk/deloitte-ignite On the evenings of 4, 5 and 6 September, the full façade of the building facing onto Covent Garden Piazza will come alive with projections celebrating the history of the Royal Opera House from the 18th century to the present day. The light show — created in conjunction with award winning 59 Productions — will take place every half an hour from 8.30-10.45pm and will shine a spotlight on the rich world of creativity that flourishes both on and off the stage within the ROH. It will be comprised of three short acts lasting a total of six minutes accompanied by music including Handel's Alcina, Joby Talbot's score for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Mozart's The Magic Flute. 59 Productions have previously worked on video and projection designs for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games, the V&A Museum's David Bowie exhibition, and the Tony Award-winning An American in Paris, currently running on Broadway. The projection show for the Royal Opera House is the latest in a series of architectural projection-mapping celebrating the world’s most iconic buildings, featuring the Sydney Opera House, Hampton Court Palace and Edinburgh’s Usher Hall.