Augmented reality at the opera with SmartEyeglass launched in Spain
By Rebecca Mahay, March 11, 2016
Opera Touch, one service using Sony’s SmartEyeglass, launched last month to create a richer experience at the opera with augmented reality smart glasses. The service launched in San Sebastian at Opus Lírica opera house, with their new production of “La Traviata” on 19th and 21st February, 2016.
Xavier Zatarain from Opera Touch described the launch as an overall success: “The first Opera Touch customers have been very enthusiastic about the enhanced comfort, understanding and enjoyment. They could send the first digital bravos! in History, inaugurating the @OperaTouch social community. Follow @OperaTouch on Twitter to know more!”
Bravo! tweet sent with one click during performances using SmartEyeglass augmented reality at the opera with Opera Touch.
The main use case is language translations at the opera in the wearer’s field of view instead of looking above the stage for translations. In addition, Opera Touch provides musical notations, and interactive Tweets (Bravos!) can also be sent during performances. Watch the video embedded above to see how it works.
Opera Touch SL on Sony’s SmartEyeglass showing live scores in your field of view. (Photo of tenor Miguel Ángel Lobato, singing ‘La donna è mobile’ from Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’ in the production by Opus Lírica.)