Posted by Hoyt Smith on August 12, 2009
Much was made of the recent Twitter experiment of a Beethoven concert featuring the National Symphony Orchestra under Emil De Cou in which Tweets were sent out highlighting moments in the score.
You might call that a “passive” experiment in modern communications compared to an idea cooked up by the Royal Opera Covent Garden. Tweetsters are invited to help create the world’s first opera written through Twitter, yes, 140 characters (or less) at a time.
“It’s the people’s opera and the perfect way for everyone to become involved with the inventiveness of opera as the ultimate from of storytelling,” said Alison Duthie, Head of ROH2, the arm of the Royal Opera House in charge of creating original projects.
The tweets will be set to original music by composer Helen Porter along with some familiar opera pieces.
Excerpts will be performed at the Royal Opera House as part of the Deloitte Ignite festival in September.
You can participate by following this link.