The English National Opera’s site for their production of Carmen is all ‘Web 2.0’ – they’ve made use of ‘behind the scenes’ video interviews and blog posts and there’s also a Flickr group and Facebook profile. It’s great to see this kind of experimentation, especially as it helps us all find out if there’s an audience for this type of content and level of engagement, how sustainable that engagement is and on which platforms it works best. It also helps us learn how organisations react to this kind of direct engagement with their audiences – the comments on this post show that sometimes this can be a difficult relationship.
Interesource, the company who made the site said:
Carmen also features tagging, user comments and some beautifully rich video and audio that will turn the production inside out to provide a fascinating behind-the-scenes back story. We are also integrating with several external services such as Flickr, YouTube and Facebook that provide users with additional ways of participating. We’re going to bring the production to life online using ‘people media’ throughout the Social Web.