French Government Sponsors Mixed Reality Opera Performance Performed in Second Life and OpenSim
This looks like a fascinating project, especially if you're an opera lover: Operabis, a live opera performed in Rennes, France, and presented in Second Life. First show is November 6, 9am SLT: Go here to reserve a seat.
According to developer Hugobiwan Zolnir, the Operabis project "won a grant from the French Ministry of Culture in order to experiment the new digital environment in the cultural field. Five live events are organized both in Second Life and the Opensim French grid "francogrid" from November to June 2011 in the 3D opera. An internet site, a Flickr group, #operabis hashtag on Twitter and a fanpage on Facebook have also been set up to create exchange spaces around the experience.... A study will be made in June 2011 about the way people are sharing cultural events online. The next step of the project will be a 3D build of the backstage in order to explain the way the IRL opera is prepared."