A new interactive opera inspired by America’s first true superstar – Geraldine Farrar, will let the audience be part of the performance, thanks to the collaborative efforts of experts in music and computer science from the University of Nottingham and Lakeside Arts. Losing Her Voice will premiere in the Djanogly Theatre at Lakeside Arts on 6 April at 2:30pm with a second performance on 7 April at 7pm. The opera features original music and libretto by Dr Elizabeth Kelly, an Assistant Professor in the University of Nottingham's Departmentof Music. In a truly collaborative project, Dr Kelly has worked closely with colleagues from the University’s Mixed Reality Lab – Professor Chris Greenhalgh and Dr Adrian Hazzard, to use new technologies which allow the audience to be involved with the performance through a specially designed app.
KELLY, E. (2019). Losing Her Voice : an opera in two acts for four singers, chorus, mixed septet and audience mobile phone interaction. Nottingham Lakeside Arts Djanogly Theatre, Nottingham, NG7 2RD