As Big As The Sky is an opera production from the composer and director Arnoud Noordegraaf, artist Ai Weiwei and writer Adrian Hornsby. The opera is produced by the Barooni Foundation in collaboration with the Holland Festival and performed by Asko | Schönberg and soloists. The story is inspired by the rise of China and the radical changes within that country. It explores the clash between traditional culture, the effects of globalization and the desire for authenticity. As Big As The Sky combines Western contemporary music with traditional Chinese opera, film and visual installations. Ammodo supports As Big As The Sky to contribute to the development of this contemporary opera production.
Asko|Schönberg & Barooni, As Big As The Sky, 2015