The World’s First Holographic Opera At The Apex

A holographic opera homage to the human tragedy of the First World War will be staged at The Apex in Bury in June – the first venue outside London to host the show.

Symphony To A Lost Generation features 250 actors and dancers alongside the Vienna Philharmonic Choir and the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra who all appear as holograms in Adam Donen’s epic and dramatic work.

Nick Wells, Entertainment and Events Manager at the Apex said:

“Symphony To A Lost Generation promises to be something quite unique and we are thrilled to be hosting the first performance outside London this June.It is truly exciting to be presenting the world’s first fully 3D holographic show.”

Symphony To A Lost Generation combines classical music, dance, drama and archival film to create a 3D audio-visual holographic spectacular which presents both the major moments (Gallipoli, the Somme) and deeply personal stories of individuals: their passions, hopes and  struggles.

South African-born Adam Donen, a self-taught composer, said:

“With Symphony to a Lost Generation, I sought to show the living presence of the First World War in our time, and the extent to which the world it created continues to reverberate in our lives today.”

He added:

“I sought to make use of every art-form and technology at our disposal – holograms in particular – to create a comprehensive picture of that awful time.”

Also working on the production are visual director Mikael Jaeger Jensen, whose credits include Effects Co-ordinator on Oscar-winning films including Avatar and Gravity, and one of the world’s foremost music producers, Robert Harder. Aside from his Grammy-nominated work with David Byrne and Brian Eno, Harder has worked with both Kylie Minogue and Herbie Hancock.

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Symphony To A Lost Generation is at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds from 6 to 8 June.

Tickets are £15/£20 available from:

or 01284 758 000