Umculo presents breathtaking baroque arias with a striking visual twist, in a daring mix of vocal virtuosity and trailblazing digital technology! Leveraging the power of realtime rendering found in modern PC game engines, director Kobie van Rensburg places rising-star tenor, Siyabonga Maqungo, inside completely digital environments. From the depths of a very personal purgatory to the bucolic fields of Arcadian bliss, this project showcases the wide-ranging possibilities of digital sets and virtual production for the operatic stage. When Covid-19 lockdown measures deprive us of a real physical stage, Umculo takes the opportunity to show that a virtual digital stage is within the grasp of young South-African artists, by using only consumer cameras, readily available computer equipment and completely free software! The public also gets the opportunity to see how this was done with a revealing glimpse behind the scenes! Some of the digital assets used in this production will also be available for download to kickstart the endeavours of young SA artist.