We've seen enough robots performing in enough plays to know that they can really add to a production. This time, however, Death and the Powers, a new opera, features nine robots quite prominently. The show, which opens in October in Monaco, has been developed with Professor Tod Machover of the MIT Media Lab and his students, who will also put on the production. While we look forward to hopefully seeing the production in person some day, for now, we'll make do with the video below. Regardless, we're not going to be happy until we see a robot hit us with its best Jean Valjean.

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