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You can now experience opera in VR

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Carrie Mok

Magic Butterfly combines two classics, The Magic Flute and Madam Butterfly

You can now experience opera in VR

Welsh National Opera has commissioned REWIND to create a brand new VR installation to launch in Cardiff in July 2017.

‘Magic Butterfly’ is a hybrid of classic operas ‘The Magic Flute’ and ‘Madam Butterfly’ and uses Google Daydream head mounted displays, so that fans can interact with fully re-imagined worlds.

The experiences will be housed inside a shipping container that has been specially designed by Welsh designer Gwyn Eiddior and involves motion capture, animation, music and technology to create a new artistic expression of classical opera.

You can catch Magic Butterfly around the UK on tour at:

14 July-11 August 2017 – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
15-17 September 2017 – LLAWN, Llandudno Parade
23 September-14 October 2017 – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
30 October-5 November 2017 – Central location, Birmingham
9-12 November 2017 – Albert Docks, Liverpool
19-21 January 2018 – V&A Museum, London