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Join the Crowd-Source Opera for Finland’s Festival in 2012

May 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Finland’s Savonlinna Opera Festival has launched a Opera by You project (www.operabyyou.com) on May 6 aiming to crowd-source the whole production and stage a premiere in a medieval castle built in 1475 in the summer of 2012.

So anybody signed up on-line can submit his own creation of story, libretto, music, costume and/or stage design from beginning to end with full access to the whole production crew including soloists, a chorus of 80 and symphony orchestra. Who knows, some cellphone salesman or housewife might find his/her talent shine directly in front of 60,000 people next summer and many more through media sending.

St. Olaf's Castle, the venue of the festival

Actually this is even cooler than the reality talent shows in my eyes. It will probably Read more…

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