Director/composer Robin Coops (NL, 1988) creates immersive operas and other music-driven works. Although his projects are deeply contemporary, cross-disciplinary and make use of digital technologies, the human voice & body remain the key elements of his work. Tactile, mesmerising and uncanny at times, Robin’s projects address themes such as order vs. chaos, the fear and desire to loose control and multiperspectivity.
To realize his projects, Robin works together with various artistic partners, including the Dutch National Opera & Ballet, O. Opera Festival, Silbersee, Oorkaan. Robin obtained an MA Master of Film at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam, an MA Master of Music at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and a BA Theatre Direction at Toneelschool Maastricht. Besides his projects he is also a coach and guest teacher at schools such as, The Opera Studio, The Dutch National Opera Academy, Codarts and The VR Academy.
Recent projects include:
The Saga of Sage, an ongoing and versatile worldbuilding project set in the metaversa, which includes virtual concert series. It is a platform through which Robin collaborates with other makers and organizations, such as Imagine Filmfestival, O-Festival, Melkweg, Effenaar and Gaudeamus.
Orphée | l'Amour | Eurydice, an immersive opera through which visitors can experience the intricate love story of Orpheus & Eurydice through the different perspectives of both protagonists and a narrator called Love.
Deine Winterreise, a video opera walk that allows people to experience Franz Schubert’s classic song cycle Winterreise in a contemporary fashion. While walking through the city of The Hague, visitors can experience each song as an audiovisual poem from their smartphones.