Project: Supply of Orpheo Touch multimedia guides and OTG group guiding devices, development of a web app and production of audio content in 9 languages
Location: St. John’s Co-Cathedral (Malta)
Year: Since 2019
Regarded as one of the most exquisite exemplars of High Baroque architecture in Europe, St. John’s Co-Cathedral stands as a testament to the artistic prowess of the Knights of Malta, who meticulously crafted it between 1573 and 1578. While its exterior projects an aura of military fortitude, the interior unfolds a mesmerizing tapestry of intricately carved walls, a painted vaulted ceiling, and a marble floor adorned with the tombs of valiant Knights.
In 2006, a new chapter in St. John’s Co-Cathedral’s rich history began with the inception of an audio tour project, an initiative brought to life, designed, produced, and presently operated by Orpheo. This audio journey seamlessly blends historical narration with modern technology with the Orpheo Touch multimedia guide, offering visitors an immersive and educational experience within the resplendent walls of the cathedral.
The partnership with St. John’s Co-Cathedral has reached a new pinnacle in 2023 with the incorporation of Orpheo Hybe guides, the latest innovation in visitor solutions. These cutting-edge devices mark a significant turning point, promising to extend the operational excellence of the tours. Orpheo Hybe guides provide an enhanced and personalized experience, seamlessly integrating with the rich narrative of the cathedral.
Orpheo’s involvement extends beyond the mere provision of equipment. The comprehensive service encompasses script writing and the meticulous production of audio content in 9 languages, ensuring that each narrative breathes life into the historical marvels surrounding the audience. The orchestration of this audio visit extends to the installation of state-of-the-art equipment and the seamless on-site operations that enhance every visitor’s understanding.
The scriptwriting process at Orpheo involves a careful curation of historical anecdotes, architectural nuances, and tales of the Knights, creating a narrative comment that enriches the visitor’s understanding of the cathedral. The audio content is not just an accompaniment; it is a guide that unveils the hidden stories and cultural treasures housed within the sacred walls.