"In days gone by, people wrote love letters to one another by hand. They met in cafés, in grocery shops, in dance halls. Soon the telegraph arrived, followed by the analogue telephone to shorten the distance between two individuals. The contact forum of today bears little resemblance. The opera In Virtual Heaven illuminates the relationships of our day and age, where love blossoms on countless Internet dating sites. What are the consequences in this particular opera, the authentic plot of which reflects a passionate yet complex love story between Ivan and Amora?"
[Lennart Westman, composer of music and libretto]
"The public will follow the confrontation between their virtual (online) and real (physical) identities, presented as a unique directorial concept, a two-sided arena with parallel scenic spaces which illuminate the opera’s charged and suggestive atmosphere and the protagonists’ shifting worlds."
[Niklas Hellberg, director and scenographer]