16 July - 27 August
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Online
What if eternal life were possible by the simple procedure of uploading your mind to the cloud? What would that mean for your humanity, your identity and your relationships with others? In the film version of his newest opera Upload, which will have its Dutch premiere online via Medici TV on 16 July, Michel van der Aa deals with these questions.
The opera film will be available from 16 July until 27 August and can only be viewed in the Netherlands. Furthermore the theatre version of Upload will also be performed at Dutch National Opera next October. Earlier, as a part of the Opera Forward Festival, DNO showed the making process of the opera.
Information and credits
New OPERA FILM
Composition, direction and libretto Michel van der Aa
Musical direction Otto Tausk
Scenography and lighting Theun Mosk
Costume design Elske van Buuren
Dramaturgy Madelon Kooijman, Niels Nuijten
Director of Photography Joost Rietdijk nsc
Music recording producer Guido Tichelman
Motion capture and real-time graphics Darien Brito
Sound design Tom Gelissen
Play-out operator Simon Hendry
VFX Supervisor & Fractal Artist Julius Horsthuis
Father Roderick Williams
Daughter Julia Bullock
Orchestra Ensemble MusikFabrik
Co-production with Oper Köln (Keulen), Bregenzer Festspiele, Park Avenue Armory (New York), Ensemble Musikfabrik and Stichting DoubleA
Commissioned by Dutch National Opera, Oper Köln (Keulen), Bregenzer Festspiele, Park Avenue Armory (New York), Ensemble Musikfabrik and Stichting DoubleA
Click on the link below to read more about Upload and composer Michel van der Aa in the (Dutch) article In zijn opera ‘Upload’ zoekt Michel van der Aa de menselijke maat from NRC.
From Monday 12 July you can order your tickets for the opera film Upload via the button below.
Please note! The opera is only available in the Netherlands.