Opera Beyond’s XR Stage Project receives FEDORA Next Stage Grant

Our XR Stage Project has received the international FEDORA Next Stage Grant of €60,000. The grant recipients were announced on 17 June at The Opera Europa Spring Conference in Prague. In 2021, FEDORA and Opera Europa launched the Next Stage Initiative to trigger change and recovery in the opera and dance sector. This initiative provides financial support and skills … Continued

One month to go: Visioning Stages Beyond panel discussion in SuomiAreena

14th July 2022, 16:00-16:45 EET at SuomiAreena, Raatihuoneenpuiston lava, Teatterikatu 7, 28100 Pori The way of experiencing art and entertainment is undergoing big changes. Digital and new technology diversify revenue logics and offer pathways to reaching new audiences. Many possibilities are yet to be discovered.  Next month at SuomiAreena we will join a group of … Continued

XR Stage Design Platform shortlisted for the FEDORA Next Stage Grant

Our XR Stage Design Platform project has been shortlisted for the first edition of the Fedora Next Stage Grants. The XR Stage Design Platform enables the simulation of artistic designs in a virtual world and improves communication between for example a director and a set designer. For shared productions, any preliminary sketches can be simulated … Continued

Art >< Technology Podcast available on Radio Helsinki

The Art >< Technology podcast, hosted by Opera Beyond’s Annastina Haapasaari and Assembly’s Nuppu Stenros in Autumn 2021, dived into the crossroads of art and technology by discussing current phenomena and interviewing interesting creators and visionaries. A collaboration of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, Assembly and Telia broadcasted on Radio Helsinki, we discussed embodied … Continued

First Session competition shortlist announced

The First Session competition received almost 200 concept ideas for Opera Beyond’s upcoming immersive art piece. Out of these innovative and impressive ideas 8 teams were chosen to develop their ideas further with a team of mentors.