«Opera Calling» is an artistic intervention into the cultural system of the Zurich Opera. By means of a audio-bug placed within the auditorium of the local opera house, the outside public is given access to the performances on stage. The performances are retransmitted to the public not through broadcasting, but by telephoning each person in Zurich individually.
«Opera Calling» is the first of three parts of a six-month-long exhibition at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich called «appropriate – manipulate – feed back!». It stands for the «appropriate»-part so to speak. It’s main aim is to explore the usefulness of <hacking> as an artistic strategy of redirection and criticism.
«Opera Calling» Video
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss
Telephone Call - Sunday, 25th of March 2007, 16:28:52
Friday, March 09 2007, 7 p.m.
Opening and debut performance «Opera Calling» featuring «La Bohème», an opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini
Exhibition lasts till May 02 2007, Cabaret Voltaire, Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich.
The very bug that was found by the Opera Zurich!