Since Cosmic Opera’s mysterious teaser video and Twitter countdown were released, the internet has been abuzz about the “extrasensory dance event series” that promises to change the landscape of dance music forever. The curtain has been dropped; the promise renewed. The official launch reveals Cosmic Opera’s inaugural headliner (and partner in production) to be none other than Swedish House Mafia member and EDM icon, Axwell.
Flanked by as-yet-unnamed supporting acts spanning a variety of genres, Axwell and Cosmic Opera will transform New York City’s historic Hammerstein Ballroom on Friday, February 24. Justin Cohen, Founder & Creator of Cosmic Opera said, “When I was formulating the idea for Cosmic Opera, finding the right venue was one of the most important decisions I needed to make. Hammerstein’s legendary history of iconic performances and profound architecture gave me much of the inspiration for the vision of Cosmic Opera. When I first walked in to discuss the idea, I immediately knew it would be the perfect home for this event series.”
As reported by the New York Times earlier this month, founder Justin Cohen has ambitions to change the way people experience electronic-dance concerts, turning them into theatrical events with dreamlike imagery. Mr. Cohen said that Cosmic Opera will also have a storyline, with costumed actors mingling in the crowd.
While the announcement of the globally renowned DJ Axwell will surely make the Cosmic Opera kick-off the first must-see event of 2012, the production will not stop there. The team behind this new brand of unique events does not drop the word “extrasensory” lightly. If the latest Cosmic Opera teaser video is any indication, this show will be like nothing ever seen before.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with Justin and his highly creative, forward-thinking team. Manhattan Center continues to set the venue bar in NYC, showcasing unique and diverse events, with the 3 upcoming Acts of Cosmic Opera in the Hammerstein Ballroom.” said Sarah-Jane Bennison, Director of Sales & Marketing for Hammerstein Ballroom. Cosmic Opera… This Is What We’ve Been Waiting For. You can visit The Cosmic Opera for more excitement!