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OPERAQUEST

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Premiere: 12. Apr 2021 Running period: 01. Dec 2021

Bergen National Opera launches Norway's first point-and-click game for all ages that shows in a playful way how an opera is created.

During the corona crisis, the young composer Peder Barratt-Due (b. 1993) was commissioned by Bergen National Opera to develop a innovative opera game together with the Norwegian animation company Expanse. Peder has created both the story and the text, and also composed and recorded the music and sound effects in Los Angeles, where he now lives.

The game has been named OperaQuest, and the goal is to explore in a fun and innovative way how an opera is created, from the time the composer writes down his first note - until the big premiere night. The opera game is online and free for everyone.

The play is loosely based on the opera La clemenza di Tito from 1791, so the clothing style and appearance of the composer and librettist is similar to W. A. Mozart and Mazzolà, while e.g. the director of the game is inspired by BNO's director Rodula Gaitanou.

As a player in OperaQuest, you visit various rooms where you get to know key people and also some objects that are part of an opera production, and with the help of 'point and click' you can get to the end of the game, where the carpet goes up before the great opera performance.

Have fun!

PEDER BARRAT-DUE / CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Bergen National Opera started the collaboration with Peder Barratt-Due when he composed the chamber opera «Language is a skin» as a commissioned work. This opera was supposed to have its world premiere as part of the Future Opera at the Bergen Festival (May 2020), but was canceled like much else due to the corona crisis.

In this video, Peder introduces the game (in Norwegian):

Peder Barratt-Due / Creative Director
Fredrik Fottland / Project director (Expanse)
Sigurd Sørlie / Animator (Expanse)

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01/12 Thursday 23.30
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