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Watch: Royal Opera House transformed into spectacular piece of visual art for Deloitte Ignite 15

Animated visual projections paid tribute to the history of the ROH and revealed the world of creativity behind the scenes

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

20 August 2015 at 1.13pm | 2 Comments

On the opening weekend of the Deloitte Ignite 15 festival, the Royal Opera House was transformed into a giant canvas for a spectacular piece of visual art.

On the evenings of 4, 5 and 6 September 2015, the façade of the building facing onto Covent Garden Piazza was painted with animated projections celebrating the history of the Royal Opera House from the 18th century to the present day.

The light show — created in conjunction with award-winning 59 Productions — took place every half an hour from 8.30-10.45pm, shining a spotlight on the rich world of creativity that flourishes both on and off the stage within the ROH.

The production was comprised of three short acts lasting a total of six minutes and accompanied by music including Handel's AlcinaJoby Talbot's score for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Mozart's The Magic Flute.

59 Productions previously worked on video and projection designs for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games, the V&A Museum's ‘David Bowie is’ exhibition, and the Tony Award-winning An American in Paris, currently running on Broadway.

The projection show for the Royal Opera House is the latest in a series of architectural projection-mapping celebrating the world’s most iconic buildings, featuring the Sydney Opera HouseHampton Court Palace and Edinburgh’s Usher Hall.

Deloitte Ignite runs until 27 September 2015 and includes a wide range of free and ticketed events.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

20 August 2015 at 1.13pm

This article has been categorised Off stage and tagged 59 Productions, art, Covent Garden, Deloitte Ignite, festival, free, piazza, projections, summer

This article has 2 comments

  1. May Lim responded on 15 September 2015 at 3:08pm Reply

    Will the Deloitte Ignite evening featuring three directors: our own Kasper Holten, David Yates and Thea Sharrock, be put on the ROH's Youtube website eventually, the way the other event, on The Art of Singing, was?

    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 15 September 2015 at 4:00pm

      Hi May,

      The event was filmed, but we don't yet have a date for its release via YouTube. I'd recommend subscribing to our channel for notifications of new uploads:

      http://www.youtube.com/royaloperahouse

      Thanks,

      Chris
      ROH Content Producer

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