Live From The Underworld

Welcome Mortal, to the underworld

Live from the Underworld II: Eurydice’s Calling: Live at the Annex
Nov 16th 202
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Welcome to the Underworld.

Live From The Underworld is a 2-part series of interactive XR performances featuring mythological avatars brought to life by real-time motion capture technology & live opera singers, where audiences can determine the outcome of the show. Live from the Underworld has been nominated at the 2022 AUREA Awards, one of the most prestigious events in immersive entertainment, happening this December in Germany at the NTR – The Metaverse Summit.

Eurydice: Live from the Underworld is the first part of the series, which was live-streamed during IndieFest 2021. As the dynasty of Calliope comes to an end, all mortals are called forth to help shape the stories of the realm. Eurydice must choose between the safety of her willow tree or venturing into the underworld.

Live from the Underworld II: Eurydice’s Descent is the continuation to the story and was live-streamed in Spring 2022. In this chapter, Eurydice must choose between reclaiming her heritage or reconnecting with her love, Orpheus. 

Live from the Underworld II: Eurydice’s Calling gives audiences an alternate ending to the series. This was the first ever in-person performance of this remarkable collaboration that kicked off IndieFest 2022.


Project History

In 2018 a team of digital and opera artists came together to ask “what would opera look like if it were invented today?”. From that initial question OrpheusVR, an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure, virtual-reality opera was born.

After completing the prototype in 2021, the OrpheusVR team started working in the digital live stream space, using realtime motion capture technology and computer avatars from the OrpheusVR world to create live, interactive operatic performances that can be streamed from any device.


Live frOM THE UNDERWORLD CO-CREATORS

Story, Creative Director

Art Director, 3D Artist

Director of Virtual Production

Composer & Sound Engineer

Writer, Co-Director

Co-Director, Writer, Dramaturgy

Developer & Engineer

Concept Artist

Co-writer for Orpheus VR

Debi Wong

Conrad Sly

Neel Nair

Brian Topp

Omari Newton

Stephanie Wong

Youhan Guan

Dorothy Chang

Benton Roark


Performers

Eurydice, Voice

Eurydice, Dancer, Choreographer

Orpheus, Voice

Orpheus & Charon, Dancer

Charon, Voice

Violin / Composer

Jonelle Sils

Alexis Fletcher

Emma Parkinson

Justin Rappaport

Brandon Thornhill

Parmela Attariwala