Wednesday, December 16, 2009
We're A Naughtie Milestone
Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!
We are doing our happy dance at the office.
Dilettante Music has named Vancouver Opera's manga as one of their picks for landmark achievements in the digital decade (since the turn of the millennium)
"2008, Vancouver Opera: Opera Manga
We could write a whole (and very long) essay about how revolutionary opera companies have been over the past 10 years in an effort to draw in new audiences - the Royal Opera House’s Twitter Opera and the Metropolitan Opera’s Met Player to name just two. But Vancouver Opera’s Opera Manga project was the one that caught our eye for its playful and innovative mash-up of genres. Using the ‘manga’ style, a sophisticated Japanese graphic novel art form, Vancouver Opera created a series of ‘comic strips’ based on streamlined opera plots to make the genre teenage-friendly. The result is some very beautiful artwork that you can see at the operaLive! website"
We had first caught Dilettante's eye earlier this year. See it here.
Kudos such as these just warms the cockles of our hearts. Especially nice as an end of year holiday surprise!
Thank you Dilettante!
~ Ling Chan