The netOper@ is an new interactive work for the Web from Italian composer Sergio Maltagliati. Starting in the spring of 1996, the interactive work will be presented simultaneously in real and cyberspace. The opera is an audio and visual work, and you are invited toparticipate by contributing original audio/visuals... "If you want to express your ideas, experiences, and feelings in music and images, you can help to create the Opera." The netOper@ is looking for audio and visual contributions from online participants. Material submitted may be incorporated into the opera performances. If you have a still or animated visual, or sound file not larger than 300k, you are welcome to contribute it to this public collage. You can send your original sound and image files attached to email to: <>

The Interact section contains Net Musical Instruments for home use and for directparticipation in the live opera. You can download the necessary program files and run interactive visual interfaces to music and sound on your home system. You can also send data from your own performance directly to the Net Opera live performances -- live, physical performers will stop periodically to invite virtual Internet performers to take over...

"We encourage all of our Web audiences to participate in as many ways as they can." Starting in the spring of 1996, you will be able to interact and perform directly with the Net Opera! During the performances, you can access the Net Opera site and play a Net Instrument (with a visual interface, music, and sound). Your performance will be sent to the Net Opera servers, where it will be processed in real time and performed for a live audience.

More information about the Net Opera can be found at the Web site, plus Net instrument downloads, mailing list to receive information on developments and upcoming performances, contact, etc. The netOper@ Italian opera with an international cast on the Net. You are invited to contribute images and sound to performances to be held online and in real space. Italy