Nalva and her people are fleeing a land ravaged by their own short-sighted actions, pursued by Daol, a restless, unleashed spirit. Their search for sanctuary takes them through dangerous waters,encounters with the underworld and across new frontiers. But will they repeat the mistakes of the past?
Created through a series of workshops with people all over Ireland, Out of the Ordinary/As an nGnách is the world’s first Virtual Reality Community Opera, a radical new approach that uses VR to enable audiences to become Nalva as she flees her barren homeland. Exploring the climate crisis and our search for solutions, Out of the Ordinary/As an nGnách challenges our scorch-and-burn approach to living in this world.
Out of the Ordinary/As an nGnách is realised by creative production studio Algorithm with support from Virtual Reality Ireland.
Composer Finola Merivale
Director Jo Mangan
Text Jody O’Neill
Soprano Daire Halpin
Mezzo-soprano Naomi Louisa O’Connell
Please note: this is an immersive experience.
Unsuitable if you are:
are under 14
are prone to seizures, fits or epilepsy
are fitted with a pacemaker
are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
have a serious medical condition that affects their balance or vision