Festival Opera rara

Opera experience

The main goal of the project was to create an original design, which will be not only visually attractive, but above all useful and easy to use for all users of the site.

Main assumptions and beginning of the project

When we started working on the project, we knew that the website was to be a database of all information about festivals and places where users could check the program and event locations. Links to the ticketing system for organised events and concerts also had to be included.

The main assumption, which we took into account at all stages of the work, was the convenience of using the service and logical arrangement of content on the site.

In the presentation of the work, we used photos of Edyta Dufaj (first photo) and Alicja Wróblewska, Black Shadow Studio (second photo)

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Opera Rara is an opera festival that shows the diversity and uniqueness of this musical genre. Fun, participation, creative expression and the position of the Opera House as a brand and centre of social life were the main guidelines when creating a website design.

The opera festival Opera Rara faced the problem of a non-intuitive website. Users quickly left the site because they could not find the information they needed. Our task was to create a new, readable and functional website with facilities for people with disabilities.

The site we designed was awarded in the competition at Csswinner.com

What was the work on the project like?

After learning about the issues that the festival's website had, we began to create information architecture. We have planned work consisting in improving the operation of all sections, organization of content on the site and the main assumptions of the graphic design.

While creating views of all subpages, we were inspired by the symbols and examples used in visual identification and previously prepared promotional materials. The graphic design, apart from its aesthetic values, has been designed in such a way as to present in an understandable way all the functionalities that can be used on the website. The coding stage consisted of preparing all functionalities so that administrators could modify the site’s content themselves in the future. For artists, events and locations, we have prepared separate sections to keep the back room tidy and make content management even easier.

The last part of the project was to complete all the content on the site. Archival entries were moved from the old site and new subpages were supplemented with texts provided by the organizers. The whole has been completed with artistic pictures from previous editions of the festival.

Visit the Opera Rara website, check out the offer of events and explore the world of perfect musical performances. The Opera House website appeals to all senses and responds to the needs of the audience as well as the festival.

Project team:

  • Michał Maj

    Koordynacja projektu
    Webdesign

  • Robert Orliński

    Webdeveloper

  • Katarzyna Maj

    Migration of content

Scope of work:

  • Webdesign
  • Website coding
  • Creating an extensive schedule of on-line events
  • Adaptation of the website to WCAG standards
  • Migration of content
  • Technical support after launch of the website