Exhibition 05.08.21 - 12.08.21, Opening: 05.08., 7:30PM | Exhibition: 06.08-12.08., 2-7 PM | Performance daily at 8PM Main room Entry: Free

Robot Opera & exhibition

Nessun Dorma

Guest production

On the question of how humans will coexist with artificial intelligence (AI) and robots in the future, theatre in particular provides an experimental field where emotions, longings and fears can literally be acted out.

In "Nessun Dorma", the opera genre enters new territory: to an old cassette of death arias, the industrial robot ARKA paints works of art in the gallery during the day. Every evening, ARKA meets a cleaning robot made of everyday appliances who works there: PUTZINI. The two love and suffer as befits a dramatic opera, discussing imitation and authenticity in art, love and betrayal: when the relationship fails, PUTZINI finally learns to compose its own death aria based on complex algorithms and neural networks. But can a robot have a death wish? The interaction of the two artificial creatures combines emotional-philosophical reflection and digital science with the opera genre that tells of human feelings.

Registration is not a requirement, but facilitates the entry: graz@nessundorma.de


Nessun Dorma