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A completely new way of understanding, performing and producing an opera play. It arrives on site, it opens up and the show can begin!
A completely new way of understanding, performing and producing an opera play. It arrives on site, it opens up and the show can begin!
45 backers pledged €20,031 to help bring this project to life.

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It is a completely new way of understanding, performing and producing an opera play. Gulliver is a fully equipped mobile opera stage that comes ready to play: it arrives on the site, the ceiling opens up, and the automated marionettes show begins. It is a free interpretation of Gulliver’s travels: the story depicts Gulliver’s quest to find answers to the deepest questions on human nature through a futuristic journey in space.

 

Gulliver is a fully equipped mobile opera stage that comes ready to play in a medium sized 6 m trailer. It arrives on the site, the ceiling opens up, and the show can begin. The marionettes will be moved by more than 70 little electric servo engines and more than 250 air pistons. No technicians or musicians are required, which makes it affordable and easy to move.

 

The libretto is based on Gulliver’s travels, a universal classic as a satire on human nature. It mixes elements of the children’s story with profound reflection about humanity. In that way, Gulliver Dream is a story for all ages. 

Our Gulliver travels into deep space driven by his obsession to discover the origin of the gravitation wave: the origin of everything. On this journey he discovers four planets that confront him with four powerful questions: the technological overkill, the human desire, immortality, and wisdom. He deals with all that in his particular way. In the end he discovers the true nature of himself and his destiny.

 

The music is a commission to Australian composer Elena Karts-Chernin. It is played by twelve electroacustic programmable instruments. 

The nine voices, including a children choir are recorded.

  • Gulliver - baritone Joan Martín-Royo 
  • Glumdalkitch - mezzosoprano Clàudia Schneider 
  • Rei Eggman - tenor Antoni Comas 
  • Senyor Mondi - bass-baritone Carlos Fesser 
  • Immortals - countertenor Toni Gubau, Oriol Rosés 
  • Crows - bass Antonio Fajardo, Néstor Pindado 
  • Nanobots - children choir Anna Barreiro, Lucía Verger and Nerea Urriza - Escola Aula de Música 7, directed by Óscar Larios
     

 Here’s a list of the main technical and artistic team behind this incredible journey, but there are many others (up to 96 people have been involved in the creation). We would love for each and every one of them to get a fair compensation for their hard and dedicated work to Gulliver’s dream, that is why we start this crowdfunding campaign.

  • Idea, director and libretto: Roland Olbeter 
  • Music composer: Elena Kats-Chernin
  • Video: Esterina Zarrillo 
  • Marionettes: Nico Nubiola 
  • Music producer and director: Carlos Fesser
  • Robots sound concept: Urbez Capablo
  • Technical preparation and marionettes handling: Kike Blanco
  •  Lighting design: Cube, Bz.
  • Costume designer: Joana Poulastrou/studi Chu Uroz 
  • Translations: Rosina Nogales
  • Libretto collaborators: Silke Dörner, Christoph Goldmann, Christiane ManniniAlbert Mauri.  
  • Control design and software: Urbez Capablo
  • Theater engineering: Simeó Ubach
  • Technical assistants: Félix Herrero, Borja Casanovas
  • Graphic design: Albert Claret 
  • Community manager: Tomàs Morató
  •  Crowdfunding manager: Laia Guinjoan 
  • Production: Isabel Castellet 

Risks and challenges

We would like to compensate our team for their hard work on this opera play. Everyone involved has given their very best for this project to come true, setting the main priority on the technical development of the mobile stage, the music and all the automated elements so they can see the light on July 8th at the GREC Festival in Barcelona.

We would love for you to help us reward this dream team for their hard and creative work: our main challenge is to keep our staff so the opera can move onto touring the world after its opening days in Barcelona.

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    Dreamer

    Our sincere thanks!
    You will be a team member, so you will need to have a Gulliver's dream screensaver in your devices (horizontal and vertical formats will be sent).

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    Big Dreamer

    Our most sincere BIG thanks!
    Not only will you be a member of our team, and receive a unique screensaver for all your devices, but we will also throw in a wonderful limited edition pin, so all your friends can see you contributed to this wonderful project!

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    • Limited edition Gulliver pin
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    The Crow

    With your contribution you become a Crow, our favorite animal!
    You will get the screensaver and the pin, and an A1 sized poster designed by our creative team specially for the opening of the opera in Barcelona's GREC Festival

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    • Poster A1 size
    • Limited edition Gulliver pin
    • Gulliver's dream screensaver
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    Immortal

    You will be a member of Gulliver's dream, so your name will appear in the credits on the play's website, leaving an immortal footprint of your contribution!
    A screensaver, a poster and a Nanobook, an original programm of the opera in a cute tiny booklet, will be added to your reward for your generous donation!

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    Mr. Mondi

    A personal call (phone or skype, your choice) from our production team so we can thank you in person for your contribution You can ask all the questions you'd like about the opera, the crew members -proud recipients of this crowdfunding campaign- and anything related to the organization of this project.
    You'll be a member of our team, so we are here to make you feel like one of us! We will send you a wonderful T-shirt so you can wear it and let everyone know you belong to the dream team.

    Also, your name will appear on the project's website and you'll receive a poster and a Nanobook.

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    • Personal call from production team
    • Gulliver's dream T-shirt
    • Nanobook
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    • Gulliver's dream screensaver
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    Glumdalkitch

    Music lovers, this one is for you!
    You will receive one handwritten score page, signed by composer Elena Kats-Chernin, and you will also have access to a full mp3 download of the original score.
    And that is not all: our incredibly talented Glumdalkitch, mezzosoprano Claudia Schneider, will call you (phone or skype, you choose), so she can thank you for your amazing contribution on behalf of the team, as well as chat with you about the music, recording, and singing crew on this opera play.
    And of course your name will appear in the credits on the play's website as an honored member of our team.

    Includes:
    • Hand written score page by composer
    • Full mp3 download of original score
    • Phone call from Claudia Schneider, our Glumdalkitch
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    Pledge €1,000 or more About $1,125

    King Eggman

    One 8 inches tall (20 cm) certified and numbered, original King Eggmann in solid polished cast aluminum.

    Our musical director and bass-baritone Carlos Fesser will call you (phone or skype), so he can thank you for your amazing contribution on behalf of the team. You can chat about the musical direction, the recording process, the score, singers and electroacustic instruments.

    Not only that. So that we can all thank you personally, we'll send you 2 tickets for opera, anywhere it performs around the world. Please consult with our team on show performances (does not include transportation to the show).

    Includes:
    • King Eggmann in solid polished cast aluminum
    • Phone call from Musical Director and bass-baritone Carlos Fesser
    • Tickets to the opera
    • Your name on credits
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    Pledge €2,500 or more About $2,813

    Gulliver

    Our team will be so thankful, we will send you a unique limited edition 8 inches (20 cm) high wooden hand carved and certified Gulliver sculpture on solid polished aluminium base signed by the artist, Nico Nubiola.

    Not only that. So that we can all thank you personally, we'll send you 2 tickets for opera, anywhere it performs around the world. Please consult with our team on show performances (does not include transportation to the show).

    Roland Olbeter (director) will give you a private technical visit before the show where you will discover everything that lies behind the scenes and how the opera has been developed.

    Of course, your name will appear in the credits on the play's website and you'll have access to a full download of the original score.

    Includes:
    • Hand-carved wooden Gulliver sculpture
    • Tickets to the opera
    • Technical visit by director Roland Olbeter
    • Full mp3 download of original score
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    Pledge €5,000 or more About $5,626

    Nanobot

    Now, this is our most beloved piece, the crew's favorite: you'll receive a one of a kind functioning little nanobot inside a 16 inches (40 cm) glass dome, numbered and signed by artist Roland Olbeter.

    The staff from Gulliver's dream will also be delighted to thank you personally for your contribution to them, so we'll send you 4 tickets for the opera, anywhere it performs around the world. Please consult with our team on show performances (does not include transportation to the show).

    Roland Olbeter (director) will give you a private technical visit before the show where you will discover everything that lies behind the scenes and how the opera has been developed.

    We'll be honored to write your name in the credits on the play's website at the very top, and you'll be able to download the original score.

    Includes:
    • Functioning nanobot
    • Phone call from director Roland Olbeter
    • Tickets to the opera
    • Technical visit by director Roland Olbeter
    • Full mp3 download of original score
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    King of all dreamers

    A free private show within central Europe (does not include transportation costs)

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