Picking up where Karel Čapek’s seminal 1920 play RUR left off, Helena is both a sci-fi romance and a meditation on transhumanism.
Primus, a robot, and Helena, one of the last humans, have escaped to create a new life in secret. As Helena’s human memory begins to fail, the lovers resolve to find a way of uploading her mind before it is lost – and with it the last knowledge of how Rossum’s robots were created. Marco Galvani’s new opera places live musicians alongside spontaneously-created AI music, in a piece that explores the nature of memory and creation.
The interactive broadcast will include a Q&A with opportunity for audience to get involved with generating music via Marco’s synthesiser!
Age range: PG-13 Content advisory: Dementia performances 6 August 2021 - 7:15pmThe Cockpit BUY TICKETS 9 August 2021 - 7:00pm (available on demand until 6 Sept 2021)(Limited Availability)Online