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The Opera Machine nominated for a prestigious Lovie Award 2015

Each year the awards honour the best in digital content across the whole of the European internet community.

By Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer)

2 October 2015 at 2.46pm | 2 Comments

The Royal Opera House’s Opera Machine has been nominated for the Lovie Awards 2015. The Opera Machine received the nod for best Internet Video in the Music & Entertainment category.

Now in its 5th year, The Lovie Awards are cited as the most significant awards for digital production – spanning the entirety of the EU to honour online excellence.

The best talent is celebrated through a range of categories from social and video content to mobile experiences and apps that highlight the most innovative work. Known as the ‘People’s Lovies’, the awards are handed out by public vote. Users can cast their vote on the Lovie Award’s website before the poll closes on 8 October. Results of voting will be announced 13 October 2015.

ROH hopeful the Opera Machine is an online interactive experience that gives a rare glimpse of the theatrical process behind the scenes. 17 cameras captured every minute of the technical crew and artists during a performance of Act III of Wagner’s Die Walküre.

The Opera Machine shows a complete view of the drama unfolding both on and off the stage, including a tense moment when stage crew quickly have to fix a flaming prop for baritone Bryn Terfel, who sings the role of Wotan, before he returns to the stage.

By visiting the Opera Machine webpage, users can watch different camera feeds simultaneously on the camera grid, or opt for a single camera to follow one ‘cog’ of the Opera Machine. The Opera Machine also offers a range of other extra features, such as a close up view of the prompt book, key moments of the performances and a full overview of the cast and crew.

To vote for the Opera Machine to win an Internet Video Lovie Award, register your details and enter the poll on the Lovie website.

Find out more and explore the Opera Machine.

Voting for the Lovie Awards close on 8 October. Winners are announced 13 October. Cast your vote and join in the conversation by using the official People’s Lovie hashtag #Lovies.

By Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer)

2 October 2015 at 2.46pm

This article has been categorised Awards, Opera and tagged Best Internet Video, Bryne Terfel, cameras, Die Walküre, Lovie Awards, Music and Entertainment, opera, People's Lovies, The Opera Machine, Wagners

This article has 2 comments

  1. Geoff responded on 3 October 2015 at 8:37am Reply

    Best thing in the Opera Machine would be to see inside the prompt box. Hope this gets added soon!

  2. Anne Aldridge responded on 5 October 2015 at 2:49pm Reply

    Very interesting and informative.

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