Opera iO is the musical odyssey of a mysterious intranaut

 voyaging the virtual worlds of her own being and imagination.


World Premiere 2015

* Promo Highlights (in the Works!)

Musicians

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Dancers

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“An eclectic dimension of magic & beauty in a universal drama.”

“From the heart of the world with something for everyone. “

A Timeless Vision

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Fantasy Couture

iO’s ‘Undersuit’ is hand-woven with natural fibers.  – Designer: Lía Padilla

Concept: Organic spacesuit with high neck, shoulder pads, knee pads and lace… Features elements illustrating metaphysical energy centers.

Symbolic Expression

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Conceptual Design


“Opera iO is inhabited by a cast of fantastic characters. The wardrobes & make-up are elaborate and imaginative, full of symbolic references.”

– Lead Costume Designer

Lía Padilla

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Opera iO is a timeless journey blending world music with dance, theater, circus, art & interactive media in a fantastic experience.

Bright Talent

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‘Twin Shadows – Fobo & Deimo’

Sayonara Flores & Cristina Duque

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‘Soul Twins – Yin & Yan’

Gabriela Minda & Iván Castañeda

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Laura Corral

as ‘iO, the intranaut’

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Tamia Guayasamín

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Lía Padilla

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Amanda Mideros &

María Emilia Escudero

By way of dance-theater, iO navigates her destiny

through inspiring themes and fabulous perilous characters.


“The changing dynamics between characters is a driving force in the dramatic narrative of Opera iO.”

– Lead Choreographer

Tamia Guayasamín

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True Inspiration

The fusion style soundtrack was conceived and produced for an immersive live performance and surround sound experience.

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Cayo Iturralde

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Carlos Arboleda

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Mauricio Vicencio

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Pablo Vicencio

Gran Misterio (sample)

by Opera iO | with arrangements by Carlos Arboleda & Caspian Es

“One music that unites all the elements of life…  That is Opera iO.”

– Multi-Instrumentalist / Co-Arranger

Mauricio Vicencio

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‘QUIJOTES OF iO’ – A Creative Vision in the Making’ (Duration: 4:40 / Versión Español / *Subtitles)

The original recordings feature over 40 virtuous Latin American musicians with more than 50 instruments from around the world.

Strange Wonder

Opera iO is a reinvention of the opera with a world groove.

 A thoroughly entertaining & even enlightening creative spectacle.


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“For Opera iO, we developed characters representing humans like caged birds… a clan of deformed beings with beaks and fins … creatures of the machine.”

– Featured Visual Artist

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High Thrills



“Opera iO is also a musical metaphor of the spirits descent into a universe of duality, through the labyrinth of the mind, and ultimately back to the center.”

– Director / Producer / Composer

Caspian Es

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Get ready for an impressive visual voyage with the creative imaginations of over 20 featured Latin-American mixed-media artists…

'iO' by featured photographer Christoph Hirtz
'iO' by featured artist Jaime Zapata

“The myth is now.”

– Featured Visual Artist

Jaime Zapata

World Premiere - 2015

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“Opera iO is nearly ready to be premiered. Talks with venues and backers for the big opening in 2015 have already begun.”

– Associate Executive Producer

  Fernando Rivera

Special Thanks

Our Collaborators

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Associate Producers

Fernando Rivera

Donald Wolfram

Liliana Gutiérrez

Patrick Handley

Photo Credits: Jose Bruzual, Pedro Andrés Sanchéz & Christoph Hirtz  /  Web Design: Boris Proaño  / Opera iO  Logo: Alvaro Andrade