‘Opera House’ seeks to bring various art forms together on metaverse

The NFT collection “Kawaii Meta Collage” will be showcased in the first phase of “Opera meets Metaverse.”

Sogakukai, an organisation promoting opera and classical music in Japan, is partnering with NFT production company Yourbright to build a virtual opera house that will stage a variety of art performances on the metaverse.

As part of their project “Opera meets Metaverse,” an opera house would be built on the metaverse to serve as a community hub for opera and theatrical performers, and artists from other fields such as film, painting, literature and design.

The project, supported by Japan’s leading property developer Mitsubishi Estate and business magazine Forbes Japan, is aimed at creating encounters between different art forms and artists in the metaverse, Sogakukai said on June 8.

Shows to be staged at the “Opera House” will include musicals, movies, digital art exhibitions, as well as talk shows and events organised by NFT artists. 

The NFT collection “Kawaii Meta Collage,” created by token artist Kazushi Fujii and featuring animated high school girls, would be showcased in the first phase of the project.

A commemorative opera performance ‘The Opera of Nino Rota’ will be held at Nikkei Hall, Tokyo, on December 24 to 25, featuring three works by renowned composer Nino Rota, whose credits include the song “Theme of Love” from the film The Godfather. The performance will be supervised by pianist Ubaldo Fabbri, who has collaborated with the late Luciano Pavarotti, one of the world’s three greatest tenors, for many years.

The show will be recorded and then aired in the “Opera House” in spring 2023. A competition will be held to invite entries for the design of the performance’s poster. The winner’s work will be issued in the form of NFT.