OPERAcraft: The Beacon of Mazen Mines

Cube, Moss Arts Center | Music

December 3, 2015 at 7:30pm
December 4, 2015 at 7:30pm
December 5, 2015 at 2:00pm

OPERAcraft engages students in the creation and performance of a fully produced virtual opera. Starting with music borrowed from classic operas and a specific number of characters, the students build a story and libretto; create the virtual set and character avatars using a custom version of the Minecraft video game; then control the avatars as performers within that virtual world, including body gestures and lip-syncing with real singing soloists.

Initiated in fall 2013, the newest version will engage students under the direction of music faculty members Ariana Wyatt, Ico Bukvic, and Tracy Cowden.

Presented in partnership with the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology. This program was made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

View advance program notes here.

Admission is on a first come basis. To guarantee your seat, register in advance.


Free; reservations recommended.

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