Light show meets opera in Tokyo's 'Turandot'

STORY: Opera meets light show in Tokyo’s staging of Puccini’s ‘Turandot’

[Location: Tokyo, Japan]

The performance was reimagined by American director Daniel Kramer in collaboration with teamLab

a Japanese group famed for its digital art installations

[Courtesy: teamLab, Daniel Kramer, Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation]

[Daniel Kramer, Opera director]:

I have loved teamLab since the minute I first saw their work, because for me, they mix something ancient with something futuristic.

You cannot see this on Netflix. You cannot get this on social media. It is a three-dimensional, immersive, operatic experience where both the sound and the lasers and the projection and the light are vibrating through you live. It’s an immersive experience. It’s totally different.

[Adam Booth, teamLab's art director]

"We decided to use lasers to make light sculptures in the air and bring that three-dimensional light sculpture out into the audience space so that people feel that they are more a part of the opera."