Living Opera, a Web3 art and technology startup, debuts a new NFT collection, Magic Mozart, featuring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s photograph and his Opera composition of The Magic Flute.
Mozart is a world-famous classical music legend who defined the history of music and art through genius compositions. To honor his life legacy and to remember his music, Living Opera is utilizing NFT technology to explore the various possibilities of music.
The Magic Flute is one of the most popular seminal Opera compositions by Mozart. It is a musical drama or Singspiel that has two acts, premiered on 30 September 1791 at Emanuel Schikaneder’s theater in Vienna.
“Full of wonder and symbolism, The Magic Flute is an epic tale of light and darkness, trial by fire,” the Living Opera website reads.
This piece holds a special meaning in Mozart’s career because this was his final Opus. Living Opera is making it even more special by showcasing it in the form of NFTs to last forever in the blockchain.
“NFTs provide a way for people to directly support the artists they love, and receive rewards, access to special content, and participate in global artistic communities via the blockchain,” CEO of Living Opera Soula Parassidis explained.
Living Opera debuts Magic Mozart NFTs
Magic Mozart features 1,791 NFTs, each having a unique story part from the musical drama. Each NFT minted on the website also receives a piece of unique music composed through the Music Dice Game called Ein Muskalisches Würfelspiel, the world’s first randomly generated music game using pre-composed pieces.
Ein Muskalisches Würfelspiel was the first-ever model in 1792 attributed to Mozart that introduced the concept of generative art. Now, it is entering the blockchain space to generate unique traits for Living Opera’s NFTs.
“Each NFT reflects the opulent dress and decor of Mozart’s epoch and has been outfitted with a special prop that points back to the drama of the opera. Mozart’s image is sometimes depicted with Pamina’s dagger, or maybe you’ll receive the ultimate prize: the magic flute itself!” the website reads.
According to the official press release, Magic Mozart NFT mint comes with an original 18th-century minuet produced on the blockchain.
The holders will receive access to future Living Opera music NFT mints, a chance to win a free trip to watch Soula Parassidis and Norman Reinhardt who is set to perform in 2023, and a special guest appearance in the upcoming documentary in Greece.
The funds will be transferred to Living Arts DAO, an organization working towards the decentralization of performing arts by building a community of classical music enthusiasts and experts.
“We believe that blockchain can help bring transparency and accountability to arts philanthropy and our DAO is a step in that direction… our Living Arts DAO pilot among the Living Opera community opens a frontier of possibilities to remunerate artists and connect them with philanthropists so both sides grow and learn,” said Christos Makridis, COO of Living Opera.
The Magic Mozart NFT collection can be purchased from the official website: mozart.livingopera.org.