Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Google Glasses for Turandot in Cagliari

Google Glasses were showcased at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari to create a new, thrilling and interactive live opera experience.
The audience was finally able to see the show through the troupe’s eyes. The Teatro Lirico di Cagliari was the first to use Google Glasses to allow the audience to interact with Puccini’s Turandot, from July 30 – August 16, 2014, one of the most powerful masterpieces of italian opera, in an extraordinary production, directed by Pier Francesco Maestrini with scenes designed by Pinuccio Sciola, the most visionary and charismatic sardinian artist of contemporary art scene, defined as the poet of sounding stones.

A scene from Turandot.

Until today, going the opera has meant listening to words and music and observing gestural expression and images from a single point of view.
Now, thanks to the app developed for Google Glasses by TSC Labs, a partner of the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari MediaLab and a Google Enterprise Partner, the audience will be able to see the performance from multiple points of view – from the soprano’s to the stagehand’s.
The project of the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari is highly innovative. It is the first Opera House to host a Research and Technology Centre. Moreover it is the first to use Google Glasses during a live opera performance.
The public only needs to check the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari social media sites to get the most up-to- the-minute photos and videos.
The Teatro Lirico di Cagliari’s Turandot is a new and innovative production. Mauro Meli, Teatro Lirico Intendant, chose Sardinian artist Pinuccio Sciola to design the sets and Google Glasses and Social Networks to provide a totally new and immersive opera experience.

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