Based on the true stories of an ill-fated summit attempt known as the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster, this cutting-edge work fuses the dynamic aesthetics of the graphic novel with the power of the operatic voice. OP’s innovative approach integrates live singers into the animated space, reinventing the operatic experience beyond the stage.

Directed by Brian Staufenbiel
Illustrations by Mark Simmons
Cinematography & Animation by David Murakami
VFX by Sam Clevenger
Motion Capture by Umair Fareed
Produced by The Dallas Opera & Opera Parallèle
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