Royal Opera House To Create Twitter Opera

    August 11, 2009

The Royal Opera House in London is asking Twitter users to help it create the world’s first online opera.

Twitter users can search for @youropera and add their tweets to the opera storyline.

“It’s the people’ opera and the perfect way for everyone to become involved with the inventiveness of opera as the ultimate from of storytelling,” said Alison Duthie, Head of ROH2, the arm of the Royal Opera House in charge of creating original projects.

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“Expect the unexpected. Who knows how the story will evolve, but get tweeting and you can play your part in your opera.”

The tweets will be set to original music by composer Helen Porter along with some familiar opera pieces.

Excerpts will be performed at the Royal Opera House as part of the Deloitte Ignite festival in September.

The Twitter opera is part of an ongoing dialogue with the Royal Opera House’s followers on Twitter.

The Royal Opera House has more than 18,000 Facebook friends and more than 2,000 followers on Twitter.

You can read line-by-line opera tweets here.

Screenshots were not available at the time of this post. Twitter appears to be down.