Opera by Giacomo Puccini
OPERA BY GIACOMO PUCCINI
Sculptural Space of Light Creates an Immersive Operatic Experience, Transcending the Notion of Opera
Art collective teamLab made its scenographic debut with a new production of Giacomo Puccini’s final, unfinished opera Turandot. teamLab worked extensively with Stage Director Daniel Kramer to envisage scenography that would unite Kramer’s interpretation of Turandot and teamLab’s art. The project evolved over five years, during which Kramer and teamLab discussed ideas and explored concepts, new interpretations, metaphor, and symbolism, along with how the visual expression of each scene would be realized. The cast is immersed and unified in the sculptural space of light, and the stage and audience become continuous without boundaries.
The production had its world premiere at the Grand Théâtre de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland, in June 2022. The Tokyo performance, presented by the Tokyo Nikikai Opera, will take place from February 23 to 26, 2023.
This is a gigantic, thrilling piece of opera, conceived with teamLab - whose technology does not belong in the normal opera house! To be able to work with teamLab and Puccini - at his best, at the end of his life, the last notes he wrote as a human being, an artist truly at his height of his wisdom - it is an incredible opportunity to do this art form that we committed our lives to on the largest global scale possible. Let us give people the most unbelievable Turandot of their lives. We need new opera audiences now more than ever - and this opera makes the young audiences say ‘I didn’t know opera could do that!’
ー Daniel Kramer
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