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

Laila premieres in August

The canon of opera divas from Aida to Salome will soon be shaken up by an extraordinary new diva. Laila by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Paula Vesala, Tuomas Norvio and the Ekho Collective premieres at the Finnish National Opera in August.

Get yourself immersed

Common Domain, a new interactive installation by Kalle Rasinkangas premieres at the Finnish National Opera in August, 2020. In collaboration with the Opera Beyond, Nokia Bell Labs, the world-renowned industrial research arm of Nokia, is launching its first ever artist-in-residence programme in the Nordic countries, with Kalle as the region’s first guest artist.

Opera Beyond Conference cancelled

The Opera Beyond conference on May 25th-26th, 2020 has been cancelled due to concerns raised by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The customers that have already purchased their ticket to the conference, will receive a full compensation for their ticket. The Opera Beyond team will contact all customers individually.

Opera Beyond x Nokia Bell Labs

Opera Beyond has prompted the multiple Nobel-award winning Nokia Bell Labs to expand its collaboration base in Finland. The collaboration is part of Nokia Bell Labs’ Experiments in Arts and Technology (E.A.T.) lab, in which artists and Nokia Bell Labs engineers and scientists combine their efforts to discover new possibilities in human communication and connection.