Laila - Immersive Installation © Finnish National Opera/Ekho Collective i
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.
“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.