The Metropolitan Opera will be using copious amounts of technological wizardry to create scenery illusions on a grand scale in“Damnation de Faust”, which opens this Friday. Faust will be the Met's first interactive opera, where performer's motions and sounds will trigger and change video projections on stage. The spectacles being i orchestrated by talented Cirque du Soleil director Robert Lepage.

The New York Times reports:

The basic production is the same: the set consists of a five-level metal scaffold with catwalks. Five vertical trusses divide the scaffold into 24 panels. Screens unfurl across each panel to create a larger canvas when needed. Projections are cast onto the front and also onto a rear surface at the back of the scaffold.

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