Opera By You – World’s First Collaborative Opera on Wreckamovie

May 6th, 2010 by Timo Vuorensola

I know not too many of you go to see opera – at least not on regular basis – but have you ever wondered *what* would be an opera you’d like to go and watch? I mean opera has it all, kick-ass music, hot chicks & guys, drama, huge sets, massive costumes… Everything one could ask from any good film. Ok, they sing. A lot. But who the hell cares – once you’re there, the whole thing weaves together and delivers an atomic bomb of an experience, and you leave the hall with your ears ringing, hands shaking and knees all rubbery. It’s like the best film, theater play and heavy metal concert, all slammed together.

At least that’s how *I* think it would be. Yet, I never go to opera. Why? Because there’s usually nothing I could give two shits about – Figaros, Don Giovannis and Magic f*ckin’ Flutes… Who cares?

But what would be an opera you’d *really* want to see? Ever thought of it? Well – now you should. Savonlinnan Oopperajuhlat – a world-famous Opera festival in Finland – just set up an opera project on Wreckamovie, and it kicks some serious ass. The guys decided that instead of shuffling the old operas over and over, let’s try a different approach this time: let’s make opera together with the Internet. Here’s a pretty cool promo they put out there, check it out:

Right now, they start from the very beginning. They’re asking you, we, us, everyone to create the story for the opera. Already there’s some damn cool concepts out there. How does a real Space Opera Opera sound? How about Time Travel? I’m thinking about posting my own idea about an Opera set around Internet Memes – hell, could be even called l’Opera De 4chan.

I know you freaks can come up with crazy, great ideas – just go out there and start Wrecking!

- Timo out.

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3 Responses to “Opera By You – World’s First Collaborative Opera on Wreckamovie”

  1. Hi Timo !!!!!

    I just came across your blog and I have to say that I really do like the idea of a ‘crowdsourced opera production’!! I guess it spices the ‘opera experience’ up, especially for younger people….I am working for a leading crowdsourcing company and thought you might find this ‘slideshow post’ in regard to a crowdsourced movie production interesting! The link is http://ow.ly/1HITf Let me know what you think of it and whether it was of any help, ok?

    All the best!!

  2. Max Fun says:

    Tis is the coolest idea ever since the beginning of the Iron Sky project! Damn, it’s your luck I DO recognize I’m no singer, player nor composer. But I think I’ll be around scripting for this, too. A lot! :)

  3. Maybe you should team up with the guys from the Opera Company of Philadelphia. Recently they did a flashmob in a shopping mall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zmwRitYO3w&feature=player_embedded