The music of Upload is now available for listening on the streaming platforms, Bandcamp, and in the Disquiet webshop. The ‘film opera’ features singers Julia Bullock and Roderick Williams, and the instrumental Ensemble MusikFabrik, conducted by Otto Tausk.
In November 2022, “Upload” won in the Best Digital Opera category at the International Opera Awards held in Madrid. Begun as part of the Dutch National Opera’s ‘Opera Forward’ festival, the opera’s live premiere had to be postponed due to the Covid pandemic, but a film version was put together and made available soon after. It was awarded the Best Digital Opera prize by a jury of international opera professionals, headed by the editor of Britain’s Opera magazine.