Magic Butterfly VR Experience | Welsh National Opera

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Friday, January 19, 2018 - Saturday, January 20, 2018

Magic Butterfly is an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience by REWIND and WNO.

The free experience will reimagine scenes from Madam Butterfly and The Magic Flute, enchanting you in through a unique form of storytelling using classical music, art and technology. Featuring an original WNO recording, this presentation will be your perfect companion if you are new to, or unfamiliar with, the world of opera.

Be among the first to participate in this pioneering event. Enter our specially designed shipping container and don a VR headset, to be taken right inside two of our classic productions as you conjure up some animals as Tamino from The Magic Flute and enjoy an exclusive performance of Madam Butterfly’s 'One Fine Day' aria. 

What is Virtual Reality? Virtual Reality (VR) technology combines high quality imagery and sounds, allowing you to experience and explore virtual, artificial, 3D worlds and images using a mobile and headset. 

Total running time: approximately 8 minutes for the two VR experiences. The ‘One Fine Day’ experience from Madam Butterfly lasts 4min 21secs and ‘How Soft, How Strong Your Magic Sound’ from The Magic Flute lasts 3min 2secs. 

Free entry, no advanced booking required

Magic Butterfly is accessible to wheelchair users

13 years + (If you are aged between 13-15 years of age you will need to be accompanied by an adult)

Safety Advice:

WARNING: IMPORTANT HEALTH AND SAFETY INFORMATION; READ BEFORE USE TO REDUCE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY, DISCOMFORT, PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND OTHER POTENTIAL HAZARDS

•You must be at least 13 years old to use Magic Butterfly.
•Always be aware of your surroundings.
•You cannot use Magic Butterfly if you have a contagious skin condition.
•Magic Butterfly is meant to be used while standing. Please don’t walk around.
•Take a break if you feel uncomfortable at any point, and stop use immediately if you experience nausea, eye strain, dizziness, seizures, disorientation or skin irritation.
•Do not use Magic Butterfly if you are pregnant, intoxicated, suffering with a cold, headache, nausea, an upset stomach or sickness.
•The controller of Magic Butterfly emits electromagnetic fields and could interfere with pacemakers or other medical devices. Please seek medical advice before use.
•Caution: Daydream View's headset contains natural rubber latex which may cause allergic reactions for people who are sensitive to latex.

Click here to read Google's health and safety information on use of their Daydream View headsets.

PLEASE NOTE: in the event of adverse weather Magic Butterfly will not be open. If you are unsure whether to come along, please call us for advice or information on 029 2063 5030. The line is staffed Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm.

Tour information:

The V&A, London  

Friday 19 January, Ground floor of the Sackler Centre: 2pm – 4pm and 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Saturday 20 January, Seminar room 1, Sackler centre level 1: 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

 

Magic Butterfly is sponsored by

    

The Madam Butterfly experience is supported by 

  

Made by REWIND VR

  

Cities

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Made by REWIND VR and Welsh National Opera
Director: Greg Furber
VR Producer: Pam Peterson
Digital Producer: David Massey

Featuring: Karah Son as Cio-Cio San
Music by WNO Orchestra

The Magic Flute recording appears courtesy of Chandos Records

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