Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre (CROMT)

Welcome to the Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre

The Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre (CROMT) is a national and international centre for research and development in the practice and theory of contemporary opera, music-based theatre and other related forms of sonic or multimedia performance. The Centre promotes innovative artistic and critical practices across a range of forms through academic programmes, creative, theoretical and historical research projects, and research collaborations with relevant professional and educational partners.

"Anyone looking for signs of the next big thing in opera and new media should look to Sussex University’s Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre." The Musician (Musicians Union Journal), Spring 2015

Empathy Machine / Arcadia - Opera for Virtual Reality systems in the field of Conflict Resolution.

CROMT Research Fellow Tim Hopkins, with composer Rob Thomas, have begun a major new investigation into uses of Virtual Reality for Opera, focussing on their potential in adversarial situations.

THE OPERATIC: an interdisciplinary symposium looking at the concept of "the operatic" in contemporary culture.

Organised by the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies and the Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre, University of Sussex.  

Friday May 19 and Saturday May 20, 2017

opera singer