Concert Recording and Broadcast
Some Classical Credits to date [March 2009]
The majority of recent work is mixed or broadcast in 5.1 surround. I am conversant with Dolby ‘Metadata’ requirements and have tailored these for music productions.
For Operatic work I have a team specializing in radio micing techniques. Much planning is done which involves the co-operation of wardrobe and make-up departments as well as the artists. The results are amazing. Again for operatic productions, I always work with an associate who keeps track of the score and music cues made during rehearsal.
The original 3 Tenors concert broadcast live to
the World to commemorate the 1990 World cup
final. The subsequent album and video releases
went on to sell an alleged 16 million!! For this I
was working with John Pellow from Decca
A live on air concert from Madrid networked
though out Spain. This was mixed by myself and
overseen by her brother. [Mr Caballe]!
A classical concert from Rio in 1992 to conclude
the world summit meeting on the environment
This featured Placido Domingo and Denise
Price. This was broadcast live to South America
and was destined for video release. The music
producer on this occasion was John Middleton
Concert recordings from Berlin,
Birmingham and the Barbican. These are
destined for future Video release. In fact the
Berlin concert has already been released. This
was both recorded and mixed by myself.
Destined as a stage musical, it is the story of
Helen of Troy and her relationship with Paris [a
Greek prince]. An 11 month recording project
encompassing most aspects of classical
recording [orchestral, coral and contemporary] Album
was released in Australaisia and won ‘best
original cast recording’.
A video and television production from the
Royal Opera House. This was recorded and
mixed by myself with John Middleton
Maria Ewing stared in this Royal Opera House
production. Again this was recorded and mixed
by myself with John Middleton overseeing the
music production. [T.V. and Video]
Another Decca production broadcast live to the
World from Hyde Park. Generally remembered
as Pavarotti in the Rain!! [T.V. and Video]
Pavarotti’s return to the Welsh Eisteddfod music festival after 40 years. This recording was overseen by John Pellow [from Decca] and subsequently broadcast throughout Britain.
An album [for Virgin classics] recorded at Downside Abbey featuring its two choirs. This was recorded, mixed and co-produced by myself and achieved a brief number 1 spot in the 1996 classical album chart.
A subsequent album achieved similar acclaim and the ‘making of’ was the subject of a BBC ‘Everyman’ production.
Set in modern location for Landseer Films
The Royal Philharmonic with guest artists
televised from the Royal Albert Hall.
I mixed the classical content of the programme
from the Greenwich concert site featuring the
London Symphony Orchestra and Leslie Garrett.
A concert recorded in Belfast for television
release in this country and the USA. I remixed this in
5.1 format for DVD release.
I was responsible for the sound on a live broadcast of
MOZART’S MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. The production
took place in and around a stately home in Oxfordshire
The production won an RTS award for BEST SOUND.
I also undertook a similar production for the BBC of
Beethoven’s FIDELIO. This was a live to air production
taking place at a stately home in Warwickshire.
A live recording of Mathew Bourne’s production at the
Saddlers Wells Theater London. This has been broadcast
on national TV and was released on DVD.
A major recoding project of a new opera written and
conducted by Lorrin Maazel. Recorded over 3 nights
at the Royal Opera House. The project was mixed and
edited in 5.1 in the UK and with Maestro Maazel in Munich.
Production, John Middleton, editor, Dave O’Carroll.
A concert DVD of Paul McCartney’s classical piece recorded
in high resolution for 5.1 release at The Royal Albert Hall in
2006. Much time was spent in discussions and in planning for
the recording which took place in just one evening.
November 2006. A series of pieces for the BBC recorded in
Tchaikovsky’s home town of St Petersburg Russia.
Working with local orchestra local facilities and BBC crew
November 2007 Gala from the Royal Festival Hall London
with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Mixed for DVD release in 5.1 surround sound. John Middleton producing.
Summer 2008. A series of 5 classical concerts recorded
in the National Theatre of China and in The Great Hall of the People Beijing. Artists; Angela Gheorghiu, Sumi Jo, Rene Fleming, Ramon Vargas and a gala performance featuring all soloists. This was for an American production company for eventual world wide distribution.
2008/9. A series of 6 TV recordings featuring Shan Cothi, Bryn Terfell, Connie Fisher, Alison Bolsom. Etc.. for Welsh TV.
The 3 Tenors Rome
A Concert For
The Kirov Gala
Pavarotti in the Park.
A Concert for
The Irish 3 Tennors.
Marriage of Figaro.
Ecce Cor Meum.
Divas in Beijing.