• June - August 2022
  • Nationwide

Out of the Ordinary

Irish National Opera’s new virtual reality community opera.

By students from rural Ireland and communities from Inis Meáin, Tallaght and South Dublin, working with director Jo Mangan and composer Finola Merivale

Out of the Ordinary is being created in rural Ireland, on Inis Meáin, and in Tallaght and South County Dublin by groups of people who are turning experiences that matter to them into an opera. Director Jo Mangan and composer Finola Merivale have been working with them since last year. And the cream of Irish virtual reality expertise will also be on hand to help everyone realise their vision and transform it into a unique virtual reality experience.

A world of opera you can carry around on your head.

In creation now for presentation in locations around Ireland in summer 2022. Dates and details to be announced.

Winner of this year's coveted €50,000 Fedora Platform Digital Prize.


Cast & Creative Team

Creative Team

Community participants from Inis Meáin, Tallaght and south county Dublin and students living in rural Ireland
Composer Finola Merivale
Director Jo Mangan
VR Producers Virtual Reality Ireland
VR Creative Producers Algorithm