Experience the world’s first virtual opera, performed by cultural phenomenon Hatsune Miku, a vocaloid singer and one of the biggest popstars in the world.
With a collection of more than 100,000 songs to her name and a world-wide legion of fans, Miku will perform her first ever opera The End as a feature event at OzAsia Festival.
Conceived and composed by acclaimed Japanese composer Keiichiro Shibuya, an avid fan of Miku, The End pushes the artistic boundaries of Miku’s popstar status. Plunging into a world of self-examination, Miku wrestles with her identity as a perpetually ageless 16-year-old, questioning whether she is like other humans, and whether she will ever experience death.
With costume design by Louis Vuitton, and a complex multimedia stage setting, fans and newcomers can experience the most innovative incarnation of Hatsune Miku ever staged.
Bear witness to how opera can push the boundaries and evolve in the 21st century.
The World’s first virtual pop opera is an overpowering, spectacular, synesthetic experience and a touching examination of a digital superstar. Kampnagel, Germany
Co-Production: Organizing Committee for The End
Costumes: LOUIS VUITTON
Special Cooperation: Crypton Future Media, INC.
Music Instruments: KORG
Commissioned by Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] 2012
Starring: Keiichiro Shibuya, Hatsune Miku
Concept, music: Keiichiro Shibuya
Direction: Keiichiro Shibuya, YKBX
Visuals, character design: YKBX
Spatial sound design: evala
“Vocaloid” is a registered trademark – Yamaha Corporation. © Crypton Future Media, INC. www.piapro.net Subsidised by J-LOP4
Image: Illustration & direction by YKBX