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 Alcina, Joby 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 House, Hampton Court Palace and Edinburgh’s Usher Hall.
Deloitte Ignite runs until 27 September 2015 and includes a wide range of free and ticketed events.