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opera Michel van der Aa's Upload Michael van der Aa (stage director), Otto Tausk (conductor) — With Roderick Williams (Father), Julia Bullock (Daughter), Katja Herbers (Psychiatrist) ...

Michael van der Aa (stage director), Otto Tausk (conductor) — With Roderick Williams (Father), Julia Bullock (Daughter), Katja Herbers (Psychiatrist) ...

Michel van der Aa's Upload Michael van der Aa (stage director), Otto Tausk (conductor) — With Roderick Williams (Father), Julia Bullock (Daughter), Katja Herbers (Psychiatrist) ...

About

What if our minds could live forever—if advances in artificial intelligence and neuroscience offered us a way to transfer our memories and experiences into a sustainable digital consciousness? Against the backdrop of present-day and near-future technologies, Michel van der Aa’s provocative new opera Upload explores age-old philosophical questions: What are the limits of human memory, and what happens when we are unable to forget? Where do our identities really reside—in our minds, our bodies, our relationships? And how far do the raw data of our lives determine our fate?

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Cast

  • Michel van der Aa | Stage director, Screenwriter
  • Theun Mosk | Lighting, Scenography
  • Elske van Buuren | Costumes
  • Madelon Kooijman | Dramaturgy
  • Niels Nuijten | Dramaturgy
  • Darien Brito | Motion capture, real-time graphics
  • Joost Rietdijk | Director of photography
  • Julius Horsthuis | VFX supervisor, fractal artist
  • Roderick Williams | Father
  • Julia Bullock | Daughter
  • Katja Herbers | Psychiatrist
  • Ashley Zukerman | CEO
  • Esther Mugambi | Scientist
  • Claron McFadden | Childhood friend
  • David Eeles | Friend 1
  • Tessa Stephenson | Friend 2
  • Hank Botwinik | Friend 3
  • Mimmie Idenburg | Friend 4
  • Ensemble Musikfabrik
  • Otto Tausk | Conductor

Program

  • Michel van der Aa, Upload
    • Scene 1
    • Scene 2
    • Scene 3
    • Scene 4
    • Scene 5
    • Scene 6
    • Scene 7
    • Scene 8
    • Scene 9

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Michel van der Aa
  • Venue: Dutch National Opera & Ballet (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Production date: 2021
  • Production: © Dutch National Opera
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