Opera is a hybrid art form; embracing music, text, movement, image and – increasingly – film too.
Over several months, The Royal Opera has been collaborating with Kingston University’s acclaimed Illustration Animation course.
A group of students were invited into the Royal Opera House to immerse themselves in what opera is and how it is made.
“The resulting films are sometimes about the art form and sometimes about a specific opera but they all exude a refreshing and playful enthusiasm for opera’s potential to tell transformative stories.”
The Royal Opera House will be publishing these short films whilst La traviata is on stage, and La bohème which would be opening in a couple of months. They plan to release one each Friday lunchtime on their blog and on the . You may also spot one or two of these films if you go along to one of their free outdoor BP Big Screens.