"Intellectually stimulating and teasingly funny art of our time."
"This three-hour, precisely timed sound structure is a confusing, constantly moving deconstruction of language, voice and sound. […] The bizarre fascination that the spectacle has created will not get out of your head so quickly."
"Voice Box was full of tongue in cheek [...] that allowed the audience to fully join in."
"The avant-garde business trip to the green creates a situational border experience with a feel-good program."
"The audience […] experiences an masterfull musical performance, which is then deconstructed in an irritating sequence of events at different locations in a deliberately bizarre manner."
"Delightful and playful experimental opera from young Finnish composer"
"The most enthusiastic reception got 'ettette' by Miika Hyytiäinen"
"Genuinely avantgardistic German music theatre."
"Musically the performance is excellent."
Omnivore is an online opera that consists of seven thematically interlinked short episodes about food, eating and culinary habits. The opera introduces you to a mischievous foodie called ‘O’, who is passionate about all aspects of her nourishment.
This experimental artwork was originally produced for mobile delivery. In the mobile format you were able to enjoy one episode of Omnivore per day – much like having a healthy opera snack – but now with this online version you can gorge right through the seven course meal.
The length of Omnivore is about 20 minutes, but you might want to check it out more than once. There are several variations of the whole, and the system always chooses certain parts in random for you.
ESSI LUTTINEN Mezzo-soprano/’O’
EVA ALKULA Kantele, koto
LAURI SALLINEN Clarinet
MIIKA HYYTIÄINEN Composer, musical director
JAAKKO NOUSIAINEN Libretto, storyboard, director
MIKKO H. HAAPOJA Music recording, editing, mixing
MARKUS PAJAKKALA Music recroding assistant
EETU LIPPONEN Camera, storyboard, editing, visual post-production
NIALL CHORELL Special guest appearance/’Casanova’
SUVI MATINARO Costumes
MARI KOSUNEN Costumes assistant
MARIA ALATALO Wardrobe
KUKKA SAND Hair, makeup
EVE ESNA Props
JUSSI VALANKI Chef, catering (video shoot)
JONI NIEMINEN Production assistant (video shoot)
ROY HAAPAKOSKI/SUPERGROUP STUDIOS Graphic design
TIMO KIIPPA Mobile technologies consulting
MIKA SIHVOLA Web developer (online version)
HANSKU KURKELA Producer