FEDORA

Digital Prize
Winner 2020

Laila - Immersive Installation

Finland
Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Laila - Immersive Installation

Laila is an interactive opera experience created by composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, dramaturge Paula Vesala and Ekho Collective. The work makes bold use of new technologies while extending reality into a mesmerizing and collaborative experience.

Presentation

We create a universe within which things can happen uniquely to you. Depending on what you say, depending on how you move within the space, depending on how you interact with other visitors.”
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Composer

The canon of opera divas from Aida to Salome will soon be shaken up by an extraordinary new diva.

Laila invites the audience to shape her reality and the world of the future together with artificial intelligence. She challenges us to encounter our hopes, fears and anxieties related to technology and the unknown tomorrow.

"A project of this quality and vision is critical for showing new paths for opera in our very challenging times, and Laila to me is a sign of hope, inspiration and quality."
Peter Maniura, Director of IMZ Academy and Chair of the FEDORA Digital Prize Jury 2020.

Video Presentation

Artistic Team

Esa Pekka Salonen

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Composer

Paula Vesala

Paula Vesala

Dramaturge

Tuomas Norvio

Tuomas Norvio

Sound Designer

Ekho Collective

Ekho Collective

Other

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