This previous November, aspiring composer M. Bulteau informed us that he was planning on creating a grand scale opera based off of the much-beloved video game The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask via the forums, and we agreed to give the project (in the words of the great Damir Halilović) some “main site love” if there was a type of tangible material we could use. As of today, there is - and it is magnificent.
M. Bulteau is a talented young composer, and the man who thought of this brilliantly bizarre idea (you can listen to some of his original samples on his very fancy and well-put-together site here), and it was met with cautious enthusiasm and, to be honest, a general lack of certainty if anything would come from it. He has produced the first live demo of this ambitious project today, and rest assured, all fears were unfounded.
This video is merely a demo of the intended finished project, which is meant to be a full-length ordeal with professional musicians and full orchestra. On top of this, M. Bulteau is not merely seeking for it to be an exemplary fan project, but plans on asking Nintendo for permission to show this production on a widespread, official scale.
As of right now, this is a project made completely by a fan, and aided by fans. In M. Bulteau’s own words: “I have my original work, both writings and compositions, as evidence of what I can do, and I am usually not one to make these kinds of adapted projects, but Zelda is something that has always fascinated me, and Majora’s Mask is the one that always dug deepest.” This project has the potential to be an absolute success, but it needs support. So we ask you, the fans, will you support it?