"Flight" opera

An opera about being caught on the airport filmed at Seattle’s Museum of Flight

Like so many arts and cultural agencies, the Seattle Opera has gotten pretty darn creative with finding ways to deliver its productions to the human beings.

The most modern manufacturing is a exquisite example of that and can be of interest to opera enthusiasts and avgeeks alike.

Courtesy Seattle Opera

For the 2020/2021 season, the Seattle Opera turned into planning to present a overall performance of “Flight.” The three-act opera┬ábecome written in 1998 through composer Jonathan Dove and librettist April De Angelis and has been accomplished around the world.

Here’s the tale of the opera:

An omniscient air traffic controller watches over a departure front room bustling with relentlessly cheerful flight attendants, an excitable couple on holiday, a mysterious older girl, and a diplomat and his expectant spouse, all of whom need to spend the night to wait out a storm. At the heart of the show is the Refugee, a character inspired by means of Mehran Karimi Nasseri, who lived in Charles de Gaulle Airport close to Paris for nearly 18 years.”

The pandemic means that the Seattle Opera can’t perform the show stay. But in preference to pass on the possibility to provide it, the Seattle Opera teamed up with Seattle’s Museum of Flight and filmed the opera there.

Brilliant, proper?

The stay movement of the Flight runs April 23-25. And tickets are simply $35.

Below you’ll discover a trailer for the opera and a pre-flight/pre-show communicate complete of tidbits on how the task came to be.

There’s also a fun interview with Museum of Flight curator Matthew Burchette sharing some of his favourite aircraft inside the museum and talking about the manage tower showcase, which plays a function within the opera.

Enjoy!