Oz Asia – The End Review
On 4th October, I recently saw the final performance of the Oprea Premiere ‘The End’ at the Dunstan Playhouse at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, composed by composer Keiichiro Shibuya a composer, pianist and DJ musician in a progressive world of electronic sound. A devoted fan of Miku, she has a collection of more than 100,000 songs to her name bring Opera to a new 21st-century evolution.
The End is the world’s first virtual Opera as Miku a 16-year-old girl unearthly journey to discover if she is alive or near to death.
This was due to a very personal experience for the musician as he had lost his wife to suicide.
There are some significant phases such as, “Why, if you’re no longer here before me”, “Do words like “me” and “you” become useless?” He is interested in the reaction of the audience to them and if they have received the messages he was trying to imply.
As I sat down in my allocated seat I could see all of Miku followers scattered around with the distinctive blue/green color hair and costumes. There was a sense of excitement as this was my first virtual show.