Seattle Opera

An opera approximately being stuck at the airport filmed at Seattle’s Museum of Flight

Like so many arts and cultural companies, the Seattle Opera has gotten pretty darn innovative with finding approaches to carry its productions to the people.

The newest manufacturing is a terrific instance of that and might be of hobby to opera enthusiasts and avgeeks alike.

Courtesy Seattle Opera

For the 2020/2021 season, the Seattle Opera was planning to present a overall performance of “Flight.” The 3-act opera┬áturned into written in 1998 by using 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 living room bustling with relentlessly pleased flight attendants, an excitable couple on excursion, a mysterious older girl, and a diplomat and his expectant spouse, all of whom ought to spend the night to attend out a hurricane. At the coronary heart of the display is the Refugee, a person inspired by using Mehran Karimi Nasseri, who lived in Charles de Gaulle Airport close to Paris for nearly 18 years.”

The pandemic approach that the Seattle Opera can’t carry out the show live. But instead of pass on the opportunity to provide it, the Seattle Opera teamed up with Seattle’s Museum of Flight and filmed the opera there.

Brilliant, right?

The live circulation 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-display speak full of tidbits on how the project got here to be.

There’s additionally a amusing interview with Museum of Flight curator Matthew Burchette sharing a number of his favourite plane in the museum and speaking approximately the control tower exhibit, which performs a position inside the opera.

Enjoy!