MAYA Augmented Reality Techno Opera

MAYA is a Techno-Opera by Mathis Nitschke in the ruins of the heating plant Munich-Aubing. An opera that fully integrates augmented reality in the science fiction storyline and the performance. The augmented reality experience is designed and developed by Mathis Nitschke, Luciano Pinna, Klasien van de Zandschulp (Lava Lab). With AR drawings of Judith Egger.                 

From October 18th to 22nd, music theater MAYA will be premiering in the last industrial ruins of Munich. 

MAYA stages the former heating plant Munich-Aubing as a historic site. Through an augmented reality app on the own smartphone, the spectator betakes himself in the perspective of a new civilization in the distant future, and looks back in amazement on the demise of our current civilization in the near future.

Singer Martina Koppelstetter takes on the role of "Maya". She is on a mission. Does she manage to rescue the Cyberspace and with it herself and the humanity?

MAYA transcends the core of an opera into the present: intoxication, ecstasy and extension of consciousness through music, sound, light and digital art. Opera and Techno: both stand for a powerful rebellion against death, against loneliness. For a life without limits. For the promise of a world in which we live according to our boldest imaginations, without ever encountering physical limitations.

Visit the website at
with an English translation of the main page at

Photos: Julia Hildebrand, Ingolf Hatz, Luciano Pinna