SWISS OPERA GOES GUERILLA


‘Opera Calling’ is an intervention art project by the Swiss Media group Bitnik. By secretly placing audio-bugs in the Zurich Opera the Swiss public was given access to otherwise quite expensive opera performances through their telephone lines. The recorded phone ‘conversations’ with local listeners show confusion but also approval of the project. I liked the idea of forcing the elitist high culture world of opera into every day life at home.