as Big as the SKY is the new evening length opera of Arnoud Noordegraaf. Inspired by modern China, where he lived for a while as artist in residence, and in contrast to Europe, rooted in tradition as it is, Noordegraaf created in collaboration with the English writer Adrian Hornsby a special mix of architecture, arrogance and contemporary cultures in West and East. The libretto and film scenario merge in a combination of  new media and  tried and tested opera techniques that position the genre in the 21st century. As Big as the SKY is an opera of more than 70 minutes for three singers, actor, film images, ensemble and sheng.