Relative Motion - Tosca VR | World's First Made-For Virtual Reality Opera

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17.03.2020

It's time for curtain up! Experience 360 degrees of opera with Tosca VR now. Best viewed with headphones on your phone, tablet or VR headset - ideally in a swivel chair or even standing up.

Commissioned by The Space Arts, we've fused the 125-year-old opera, Tosca, with virtual reality to put you in the centre of Puccini’s greatest love story.

Set on location in a Cambridgeshire church, our immersive production of 15 minutes of Act One of the opera fuses incredible live performances in a 360° space with fully spatialised sound and orchestrations, to transport you to the heart of this iconic love story.

Virtual reality is a new performance space and, since our establishment in 2018, we've been exploring the best ways to work on this new virtual stage – with actors, narratives, and an ‘audience-of-one’ - to craft exceptional story experiences. We think this new virtual reality production of Tosca is an inspiring way to experience an art form that demands the highest standards of artistry; musically, acoustically and visually - and we hope you do too.

See behind-the-scenes of the making of Tosca VR here: https://youtu.be/YBWjKXdKd-E
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Cast:
Robin Bailey (Cavaradossi)
Matthew Palmer (Angelotti)
Jake Stewart (Sacristan)
Justine Viani (Tosca)

Musicians:
Jemima Clark (Violin)
Edwin Ireland (Bass)
Bridget Mansfield (Viola)
Chris Pointon (French Horn)
Maria Rodriguez Reina (Cello)
Honour Watson (Violin)

Director Christopher Lane
Musical Director Joe Louis Robinson
Technical Director Andy Purves
Production Director Chloe Miller Smith
Video Design/Editor Christopher Lane
Sound Design/Editor Andy Purves
Orchestrations Joe Louis Robinson

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

Music Copyist Sarah Morrison
Recording Supervisor Mat Clark (Sonica Studio)
Recording Engineer Paul Clark (Sonica Studio)
Audio Equipment Better Sound and Josh McNorton
Ambisonic Reverb Noisemakers.fr
Press & Marketing Holly Close
Project Videographer Craig Maret for Rewind Media
Digital Asset Design Andrew Madden
Sonic Branding Joe Louis Robinson
Catering & Hospitality Jean Stewart
Accommodation The Stewarts
Location Barbara Preece and Anne Mitchell

Special Thanks to:
The residents of Toft
St. Andrew’s Church Community
Joseph Bell for Sideburn Panda
Angela Hughes, Rob Lindsay and Fiona Morris at The Space
Kelly Jean Williams
Kelvin Lim
Sonica Studios

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GizmoVR is a software development company focused on consumer products, mobile applications, virtual reality apps and games. Company’s portfolio includes GizmoVR video player, Bluelight game, and others.

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