Frost Opera Scenes

"Frost Opera Scenes" incorporates cutting-edge projection mapping technology to transport the audience into the world of each opera.

November 2021

Project Overview

The University of Miami Frost School of Music showcased an innovative application of digital "projection mapping" technology during their "Opera Scenes" production. This groundbreaking approach transformed traditional opera performances by creating captivating and dynamic backdrops through the use of high-quality projectors and digital mapping.


Projection Mapping
Motion Graphic Design
Experience Design
Video Editing


  • Enhance the opera scenes with immersive and engaging visual elements.
  • Help the audience understand and connect with the opera's narrative, even if they were not familiar with the operas or the languages they were performed in.
  • Collaborate with technical and creative faculty to elevate the quality of opera performances.

Design Process

  • Conceptualization and Research: The project began with a strong conceptualization phase, aiming to leverage projection mapping to transport the audience into the time and place of each opera. Extensive research was conducted to ensure the visual elements matched the essence of the operas.
  • Collaboration with Interactive Media Faculty: Lorena Lopez, along with fellow interactive media lecturer Zevensuy Rodriguez, collaborated with Professor Jeffrey Buchman of the Frost School of Music to explore the application of projection mapping in the "Opera Scenes" production. The interactive media faculty members brought their technology expertise to the project.
  • Creation of Projection Maps: Over five months, the team met to brainstorm ideas and create projection maps that would align with the content of each opera. Images, animations, and 3D mapping were employed to immerse the audience into the operatic narratives.
  • Transformation of Set and Space: The versatility of projection mapping allowed the team to transform the physical set rapidly. Doors became fireplaces, and speakers turned into chandeliers, enhancing scenic design cost-effectively.
  • Audience and Performer Response: The digitally enhanced set received positive feedback from both performers and the audience. It added value to the performances and enhanced the audience's understanding of the operas.
  • Future Plans: The team aspires to expand on this success, offering more intricate and modern scenes in the future. They also aim to provide projection mapping through a dedicated class, teaching students how to create interactive scenes in various performance venues.


Adobe Premier Pro
Adobe After Effects
Resolume Arena


Zevensuy Rodriguez
Jeffery Buchman