Live chats at Lunch | VIDEO | Interview with Rachael Hewer, founder of VOPERA

In this video, Hannah Nepilova interviews opera director Rachael Hewer about VOPERA, her virtual opera project, which is putting on a digital production of Maurice Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra on November 16.

With global Zoom auditions and rehearsals, socially distanced orchestral studio recording, individually captured audio recordings, hand-drawn set and costumes, and body-double acting using a homemade green-screen studio overlaid with the recorded cast’s singing faces, this is a completely new kind of opera. For more information visit:

This is part of a series of videos in which we interview artists who are doing interesting things during lockdown.

To watch our interview with artisan perfumer Sarah McCartney, who takes inspiration from literature, music, people and places, click here

To watch our interview with violist Richard Waters about playing chamber music at the National Gallery, click here

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