Simulcast gets thumbs up from Opera

Opera magazine reviewed the interactive simulcast of "Death and the Powers" and pronounced that this experiment in using smartphone technology to enhance the cinematic viewing experience has "huge potential for the technologically engaged operatic culture that Machover continues to pioneer." Read the full review here.

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Reviews of “Death and the Powers” in Dallas

Congratulations to the cast, crew and incredible team that pulled off last night's flawless opening night performance of the Dallas Opera's production of "Death and the Powers"!! Much relief all around that the Operabots, moving walls and chandelier were all in splendid working order after three years in the warehouse. Reviews are coming in! The …

Death and the Powers Global Simulcast – Ticket links here

The Dallas Opera presents a new production of Tod Machover's Death and the Powers, February 12-16. This visually spectacular robot pageant by the MIT Media Lab's Opera of the Future group tells the story of Simon Powers, a powerful businessman and inventor nearing the end of his life, who downloads his consciousness into “The System” in …

Gearing up for Dallas

From Tod Machover's Facebook: Rehearsals for DEATH AND THE POWERS started in Dallas on Monday. Things are going well enough - very very well - that I was able to sneak back to Boston yesterday to put finishing touches on my Symphony for Perth. Crazy to have these two massive productions happening less than two …

The Dallas Simulcast and the future of opera

Very interesting interview in Theater Jones with Keith Cerny, the innovative General Director and CEO of The Dallas Opera, about bringing DEATH AND THE POWERS there next month, including the interactive simulcast that will reach 10 other cities. In the interview, Cerny discusses the challenge new operas face in reaching broad audiences. He describes how …

“Death and the Powers” Global Simulcast details revealed

From Press Release: The Dallas Opera launches an unparalleled new initiative combining opera and technology with the first-ever global interactive simulcast of an opera. Death and the Powers, written by acclaimed American composer, inventor and professor at the MIT Media Lab, Tod Machover, receives its Dallas Opera premiere performances in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the …

21c Liederabend (Reviews)

Last week's 21c Liederabend at the Brooklyn Academy of Music garnered some media attention. Here's the New York Times' review: A Wink Toward Tradition in a Modern Evening. Public radio station WNYC provided a preview and aired "Sophia's Aria" from Tod Machover's opera VALIS. Listen here: A Modern Liederabend. This year's 21c Lieberabend included a performance of …

“Death and the Powers” goes Global

THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS  OPERA ON A WORLD STAGE!  Death and the Powers: THE GLOBAL INTERACTIVE SIMULCAST                    ~~~~                            SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2014 AT 2:00 P.M. (Central Time) THE MARGOT AND BILL WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE AT THE AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, DALLAS TX ~~~~ Remote locations throughout …