Ahead of the biggest tournament in English rugby history, million album selling soprano and England Rugby official singer Laura Wright, launched the projection with a stirring rendition of Jerusalem from the roof of the iconic venue. England Rugby’s leading lady was surrounded by a patriotic 3-D projection mapping light show, matched to each lyric and verse, culminating in the singer being engulfed by a giant red rose. The O2 comes alive like never before.
Visible from the Thames, from air and even from space, a total of 68 projectors and over 144 moving head light fixtures are attached to the interior and exterior of the masts on The O2 to make the projection even possible. The projectors and lights cover a surface area equivalent to ten rugby pitches and the entire show is synced with the LED screens that surround The O2 to create a full 360 experience.
Laura Wright has been one of the biggest selling classical artists this decade. She was the first mezzo soprano to perform at the Olympic Stadium and has enjoyed many performances at prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, but no performance until now has seen her elevated in the sky amidst 1.42 million lumens of light.