St Matthew Passion

by Johann Sebastian Bach in an English version by Paul Goodwinst matthew passion

Olivier Theatre, NT, London
17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 30 September;  1, 2 October 2011

Conductor – Paul Goodwin
Director – Jonathan Miller
Sound Design – Mike Walker
Assistant Sound Designer – Jonathan Jones
Sound Operator – Ed Ferguson

The Southbank Sinfonia with Guildhall School of Music & Drama Chorus

The brief for the production from Nick Hytner was to make the Olivier not sound like the Olivier. It is a very dry acoustic intended for the spoken word. It had to have a reverberation that worked for the music yet still allowed for the clarity of word as it was sung in an English version.
MS stereo pair of Neumann and DPA mics
Sennheiser 5000 series radio mics
Various spot mics around the orchestras and choirs
Opus Audio speakers and amplifiers

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