The Science of Opera with Stephen Fry and Alan Davies will be streamed live exclusively through Twitter from the Royal Opera House on Sunday. The event is part of the Deloitte Ignite festival.
The special involves a team of medical scientists from the Imperial College London who are attempting to discover what happens inside us when we attend an Opera.
Alan Davies, an Opera “virgin” attended the show with friend and Opera lover Stephen Fry.
The two men were hooked up with the latest in medical monitoring devices which examined their physical responses to Verdi’s political masterpiece Simon Boccanegra.
The scientists who monitored the men have promised some landmark medical discoveries. They plan to answer the following questions: Was Alan Davies won over by opera? Did Stephen Fry get shivers down the spine during the show? Did either of them fall asleep? And what could opera do to you?
When asked about live-streaming the event on Twitter Stephen Fry said, “I am thrilled that we are able to use vast reach of Twitter to reach so many people with this live streaming. Hopefully by the end of the evening Alan won’t be the only person persuaded to try opera for the first time.”
Will you be tuning in to watch and comment on Stephen Fry’s new Opera-based special?