Opera in Augmented Reality
Try our new app "OpAR" now!
The fusion of "opera" and "AR" - for augmented reality - is already visible in the name of the app, a technique that makes digital content visible in real surroundings.
With the help of the app, passers-by can "look inside" the buildings around the Düsseldorf Opera House and the Duisburg Theatre via their smartphone or tablet and meet artists virtually.
Opera and ballet clips, drama and classical music appear on the displays. From a virtual tour of the stage and information on the history of the houses to playful elements such as a dancer on the balcony or an opera singer who becomes the giant from Wagner's "Rheingold", the app invites you to gain insights into Theater Duisburg and Opernhaus Düsseldorf.
The OpAR app is now available in the respective app store:
The augmented reality content starts as soon as the app is used to scan corresponding markers at significant points in front of Theater Duisburg and Opernhaus Düsseldorf.
OpAR was created as part of the project "Das digitale Foyer", with which the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, together with the FFT Düsseldorf, is opening up new digital spaces for exchange, encounter and creative engagement with the arts and expanding the theatre experience with playful content. The four-year project is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation within the framework of the Fonds Digital.