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Sunday, August 15th 2010

Final Fantasy Opera

I thought I’d start my return to posting with something completely off topic and geeky.

I am a huge fan of Nobuo Uemtasu, a Japanese composer who has turned compositions for video games into an art form. Time magazine named him an innovator for the coming century several years ago and his work on the Final Fantasy series has spawned a number of concert tours. Above is a group of professional performers and the Royal Stockholm Symphony Orchestra performing an act for an opera which Uematsu wrote for an early Final Fantasy game.