Fausto - An Artificial Intelligence infused Opera premieres during the first edition of and& summit & festival. A unique work with a contemporary look at the challenges of an ever-changing, digitized world.
Fausto is a contemporary opera about transhumanism. The current trends towards fast growing artificial intelligence, virtual reality, mind uploading, brain-computer interfaces, cloud computing, and much more, are so far reaching that they are transforming humanity. Will it soon be possible to reach digital humanity? And what happens when malicious software robots gain control over the digital sphere?
The opera treats very contemporary themes and uses virtual technology in the performance, but the music is accessible, written in the Western musical tradition whereby melody, tonality, rhythm, and harmony are used in the service of emotion and meaning.
Info & tickets: www.andleuven.com/en/tickets/ai-opera
by Luc Steels & Oscar Vilarroya
with Steven Brooks (Fausto), Anja van Engeland (Margherita) and Kamil Kamil Ben Hsain Lachiri (Mephisto), Frascati Symphonic (director Kris Stroobants) & the La Folia choir.