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VIENNA, Va. — Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts plans to experiment with new technology for smartphones for an upcoming production of the opera “Carmen.”

Wolf Trap will announce Tuesday that it will use new supertitle technology that allows audiences to follow the French narrative of the opera in English from their smartphones, tablets or Google Glass eyewear. The technology from Figaro Systems debuts during the July 25 performance of “Carmen.”

Technology expert David Pogue also will add short videos and photographs to the presentation.

Wolf Trap says this will be the first large-scale demonstration of the new arts technology.

Arvind Manocha, the president and CEO of Wolf Trap, says this could open new possibilities for “second-screen” experiences, not just for opera, but also for dance, rock concerts or other programs.

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