Out of the Ordinary
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A virtual reality community opera about winning/losing society’s battle for survival. Your in-the-moment reactions decide what ending you will see.
Winner of Fedora Digital Prize 2021.
Sung in Irish and English with subtitles for both.
“Experienced through a virtual-reality headset, this is opera like you’ve never encountered it before . . . Finola Merivale composed her spare, eighteen-minute score for two singers, small chamber ensemble and two amateur choirs. Its haunting power is as unforgiving as the story, a myth-like allegory of the relationship between humanity and the environment it endangers.” - Michael Dungan, The Irish Times
“… the real draw is the VR animation, which works very effectively in tandem with Merivale’s music.” - Adrian Smith, The Journal of Music
Cast & Creative Team
|Mezzo-soprano||Naomi Louisa O'Connell|
|Tallaght Choral Society and Community Choir|
|Inis Meáin Community Choir|
|Cello||Yseult Cooper Stockdale|
|Double Bass||Aura Stone|
|Out of the Ordinary Community Musicians|
|Community participants from Inis Meáin, Tallaght and south county Dublin and students living in rural Ireland|
|VR Producers||Virtual Reality Ireland|
|VR Creative Producers||Algorithm|
|Chorus Masters||Lynsey Callaghan, Molly de Búrca, Mary Claire Ryan|
|Répétiteurs||Patrice Keegan, Edward Holly|