Digital Experience

Out of the Ordinary / As an nGnách

Irish National Opera
An AI generated image for this VR opera Out of the Ordinary

Experience the world's first virtual reality community opera. 

Ecology, nature and flight from danger fire up this new work developed with communities from Inis Meáin, Tallaght and rural Ireland. 

Become Nalva as she and her people flee a land that has been ravaged by their short-sighted actions, followed by Daol, the restless, unleashed spirit. 

Put on your headset and journey through dangerous waters and new frontiers to find sanctuary. In this new radical approach to opera, we strive to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past - the scorch and burn approach to living in this world. 

This project is a collaboration between participants from across Ireland, Virtual Reality Producers Virtual Reality Ireland and a professional creative team led by composer Finola Merivale, director Jo Mangan, librettist Jody O’Neill, Creative Production Studio Algorithm and Virtual Reality Ireland.

Funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhaírle Ealaíon, presented as part of TRACTION, funded by Horizon 2020. Supported by The Digital Hub, Official Digital Partner of Dublin Fringe Festival.

Please Note:
This is an immersive virtual reality experience and is therefore unsuitable if you:

  • are under 14
  • are pregnant
  • 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 balance or vision

This event features loud noise/music.

12 - 25 September
11:00 - 17:00, various times


The Dean Art Studios