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The doubleA foundation develops innovative music theatre in the form of international co-productions which stretch the art form’s boundaries.

Recent highlights include the premiere of a new virtual reality installation, Eight, featuring singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke and the Nederlands Kamerkoor. In collaboration with designer Theun Mosk and virtual reality company The Virtual Dutch Men, van der Aa has created a unique groundbreaking fusion of musical theatre, VR and visual art. This had its world premiere at Holland Festival, followed by Chateau La Coste / Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, alongside performances of Blank Out and was followed by presentations at Beijing Music Festival and Kunstfestspiele Hannover.

The 2021/22 season will see the world premiere of Michel’s new film opera Upload. This multimedia work is co-commissioned by Dutch National Opera, Park Avenue Armory, Oper Köln, Bregenzer Festspiele and Ensemble MusikFabrik and features live performances by Julia Bullock and Roderick Williams. It explores the possibility of eternal life through an upload of a digital version of ourselves. Investigating what this means for our ‘humanness’, our identity, and our relationship with others.