"V-ARIA" – A VIRTUAL OPERA EXPERIENCE
Watch our VR-experience here on YouTube
As the first opera house worldwide, the Bayerische Staatsoper now invites viewers to a unique virtual reality opera experience: Immerse yourself for three minutes in the scintillating world of opera! On a red velvet chair from Munich's Nationaltheater you'll travel with the aid of VR glasses through the opera house, meeting musicians, dancers and magnificent singers. You'll also discover wonderful music, splendid halls and bizarre figures. You'll travel to places which would otherwise be out of bounds, singers give you a private performance on the stage, and at the end you personally receive the applause of more than 2,000 viewers.
ENJOYING THE BAVARIAN STATEOPERA AT HOME
Watch our "V-Aria" online right now on YouTube (see the player above), Facebook, Steam and soon on Oculus.
Here you can watch the video in 360° on a normal screen and control the viewing direction with your mouse.
Or better even: You can use connected VR glasses to experience the film in three dimensions and really immerse yourself in the images. You can buy models with integrated screen starting at about EUR 250 in retail outlets.
A cheaper alternative is what they call a "cardboard". This is simply a holder made of cardboard, into which an ordinary smart phone is placed. It will only cost you a few euros. When the film is then played on the smartphone, you can watch it in virtual reality amazement through two built-in lenses. You'll find tips on buying a cardboard here.
THE BAVARIAN STATE OPERA EN ROUTE
During the season 2018/19 we go travelling again with our original chairs from the National Theater and some VR-glasses. You are invited to take a seat at various locations to immerse yourselve from everyday life into the world of opera. You can find our chairs in the following locations:
- 19 September 2018: Afterworkparty Hypo Kunsthalle (Munich)
- 21 September to 3. October 2018: National Theater Munich, Königssaal (before the performances and during the breaks)
- 28 September to 7 October 2018: Vienna Design Week (Vienna, Kenyon Pavillon)
- 29 September 2018: National Theater Munich, Freunde Foyer (2 til 9 pm)
- 25. October 2018: Munich City Libraries, Gasteig Munich (3 til 6.30 pm)
In July 2018 we travelled all over Munich for three whole weeks with two chairs from the Nationaltheater and VR glasses to present our "V-Aria". Flaucher, Marienplatz or Hasenbergl – at 40 locations all over Munich we invited more than 3,500 passers-by to take a seat and dive into the world of opera. Old or young, opera lover or opera novice, tourist or die-hard Münchner – our invitation was heartily received by one and all and caused lots of enthusiasm, surprises and astonishment.
Our picture gallery shows you the most beautiful spots we visited over the last few weeks.
We thank our sponsors for making this project possible: