Minecraft, the Opera

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Dec. 9 2013 11:24 AM

Minecraft, the Opera

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These adorable avatars lip sync beautifully.

Virginia Tech

One of the most influential software programs of all time is now an opera, too: OPERAcraft was conceived by Ariana Wyatt and Ivica Ico Bukvic of Virginia Tech, and carried out with K-12 students, who wrote the libretto with the help of an English professor. The whole thing was scored to Mozart and performed (and livestreamed) last week. In the video below, the opera proper gets started at about the 4-minute mark. Enjoy.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

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