Tapestry Opera: R.U.R. A Torrent Of Light

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SCI-FI OPERA SET IN THE NEAR FUTURE

Founded by power-couple Helena and Dom, the tech company R.U.R. dominates the A.I. software market and powers the now-ubiquitous androids that serve their human owners.

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As Dom continues to consolidate R.U.R.’s power in the marketplace, Helena’s research leads to an A.I. breakthrough that will pit their visions for the future squarely against each other. They’ve reached a turning point for humanity — but is humanity ready?

Inspired by Karel Čapek’s 1920’s science-fiction play Rossum’s Universal Robots (which introduced the word “robot” to the English language), composer Nicole Lizée’s and writer Nicolas Billon’s R.U.R. A Torrent of Light grapples with one of our generation’s most fascinating questions.

This stunning new opera combines dance, beautiful multimedia design, a chamber orchestra including 100 instruments creating a unique electronica-classical sound, and wearable technology created with OCAD University’s Social Body Lab, to create an immersive and unforgettable science-fiction experience.

Date/Time
Date(s) - 26/05/2022
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Price Range
$10-100

Event Artists
Nicole Lizée, Composer; Nicolas Billon, Librettist; Michael Hidetoshi Mori, Director; Krisztina Szabó, Helena; Peter Barrett, Dom; Scott Belluz, Alex; Danielle Buonaiuto, Helena; Micah Schroeder, [Quinn]; Alex Hetherington, [Riley]; Maeve Palmer, Soprano; Anne-Marie Ramos, Soprano; Jennifer Routhier, Mezzo-Soprano; Sofi Gudiño, Dancer; Katherine Semchuk, Dancer; Emily Spearing, Dancer; Brayden Jamil Cairns, Dancer

Phone Number
416-537-6066

Event Website
https://tapestryopera.com/performances/r-u-r-a-torrent-of-light/

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