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      Miranda: A Steampunk Murder Mystery Experience in Binghamton


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      September 26, 2020

      Saturday   6:30 PM

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      Miranda: A Steampunk Murder Mystery Experience

      Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures and this experiment is a deep exploration of a new performer/crew-safe production model in the COVID era. We're placing performers in isolated motion capture cubicles, in full motion capture gear and tracking their movements (and voices) live into a 3D virtual environment. Join us as we transcend the boundaries of COVID, space, and time zones to experience live opera together again! With a story and score by groundbreaking composer Kamala Sankaram, Miranda transports us to a dystopian future where growing class disparities have reached epic proportions and our criminal justice system serves only as a parody of what it once was. A wealthy woman has died under mysterious circumstances and three suspects’ lives are on the line. They’ll testify in aria for the chance at freedom. The online audience will serve as judge and jury–but can they even accept their own role at face value? Or has the game been rigged from the start? Presented by LUMA, Tri-Cities Opera and Opera Omaha. All showtimes are EST. There are three ways to watch Miranda:1. DOWNLOAD THE EXPERIENCE AND INTERACT IN VIRTUAL REALITY WITH AN OCULUS RIFT OR HTC VIVE HEADSET.2. DOWNLOAD THE EXPERIENCE AND INTERACT ON A DESKTOP OR LAPTOP GAMING PC3. WATCH THE ‘DIRECTOR’S CUT’ STREAMING OVER YOUTUBE LIVE Registrations are required for Virtual Reality (Oculus Rift and HTC Vive) and Interactive Desktop versions. A login key and software download will be on the day of the performance. Reservations are free though we suggest a donation to support Tri-Cities Opera and LUMA. Registrations are not required to watch on YouTube, BUT registering supports our work by helping us demonstrate impact to our sponsors. Please register for a showtime before you watch on YouTube to get exclusive behind the scenes looks leading up to your performance. Kamala Sankaram's adapted score, conducted by David Bloom, balances apocalyptic pop beats with the lush lyricism of classic opera, recounting a tale that explores themes of class, bureaucracy and self-determination. Direction is by Alison Moritz. Get ready to immerse yourself in the real time interactive narrative with a VR headset, on your PC, or via YouTube during our live showtimes September 24-26th EST. Using Virtual Reality (VR), live motion capture, face tracking, and a talented cast will bring to life custom 3D characters in a fully immersive world. Watch Live on YouTube (w/ $10-Suggested Donation) - $1.00 VR or Desktop Interactive (FREE) CODE: LUMA2020 - $0.00 Watch Live on YouTube (FREE) - $0.00 VR or Desktop (w/ Donation) CODE: LUMA2020 - $1.00

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