Case Study – Opera Performance
of El amor brujo Ballet and
La vide breve
composer Manuel de Falla
Systems integration company Rexcel Group introduced the world’s first application of their Rexcel Simple Live streaming-as-a-Service (LaaS) platform to support the Taipei Opera’s debut of the El amor brujo ballet and La vida breve opera by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. Just days before the Taipei Opera was set to launch their historic performance at the Taichung National Theater, COVID-19 restrictions closed the sold out venue for attendees and eliminated the orchestra from being able to perform. The Rexcel Simple LaaS platform was designed to be easy to use and this enabled the Opera to hold a performance accompanied by piano so that 10,000 remote viewers could watch the performance.
EdgeCaster’s web-based UI made the setup and configuration of what is normally a complicated process simple and able to be completed remotely by the Rexcel team. Using EdgeCaster’s one-button go-live feature, the volunteer video operators who were not video technicians, confidently streamed the full production to YouTube where anyone could see the performance. This enabled a conductor at the Ballet Nacional de Espana and Elena Garcia the grand niece of the composer and the General Director of Fundacion Archivo Manuel De Falla to be able to view the performance along with thousands of fans from Spain, France, Italy, Latin America, Taiwan, and many other regions. With EdgeCaster, this historic event was able to be seen by many that otherwise would not have been able.
Unique for its size and one-button go-live operation, the VersaStreamer line of streaming encoders are ideal for performance groups wanting to enable remote viewing of their events. EdgeCaster lived up to its purpose by providing the most versatile streaming solution possible for the Taipei Opera so that fans around the world could enjoy the historic performance.