What form a contemporary opera could take? Is it possible without a live performer? The musician, Keiichiro Shibuya, sets out to answer these questions by experimenting with a voice generated by software. Miku Hatsune is a “vocaloid”, which is to the singer what the humanoid is to the human being. The music uses synthetic sounds of classic wind or string instruments, as well as electro music sounds. The piece is the result of a collaboration between avant-garde artists: a musician, an author and director, a video artist and member of a New York architects’ collective. “The heroine”, clothed by Marc Jacobs, has already gained some notoriety, with the number of total views of her video clips on the Internet exceeding that of Lady Gaga. She moves around a series of projections of incredibly sophisticated images from which the story is built, comprising a dramatic framework, arias, recitatives, as in traditional opera… or as near as you can get given the total absence of human beings from the stage. The performance thus gives rise to an all-new futuristic opera!
In Japanese, subtitled in French
Running time : 1h25, no intermission
Producteur : Atsunori Toshi (A4A). Soutien à la production : YCAM. Co-réalisation : Théâtre du Châtelet, A4A /
Collaboration costumes : Louis Vuitton.
Avec le soutien de : grand marble.
Remerciements : (C) Crypton Future
Media, ATAK. « Vocaloid » est une marque déposée par Yamaha Corporation