Sydney Opera House welcomes IOSONO 3D sound

In an elaborate production of Korngold’s opera Die tote Stadt Sydney Opera House I slooking to break new ground with the incorporation of IOSONO 3D sound.

The Opera Australia production sees the orchestra’s music streamed live to the Opera Theatre via IOSONO’s 3D sound technology. While the musicians perform live in the neighbouring studio, cinematic surround sound fills the theatre, bringing the performance to the audience and singers.

In the case of Die tote Stadt, IOSONO 3D aims to create a unique acoustical reproduction of the physically absent orchestra by constructing an acoustical hologram of the orchestra in one of the world’s most famous concert halls. Such an approach provides a unique experience for both the audience and the singers on stage, creating interplay between the live-performance and the streamed orchestra in 3D sound.

Tony David Cray, sound designer for the project and head of Recording and Broadcast for Sydney Opera House, is delighted with the results: "I am thoroughly impressed by how IOSONO is able to reproduce the body of the orchestra. The localisation of every single instrument is stable throughout the theatre and the transparency is amazing. It’s a real game changer."

To virtually bring the orchestra to the opera stage and achieve a full reconstruction of the orchestral body, IOSONO is utilising its audio processor and the d&b loudspeakers installed in the Opera Theatre. Olaf Stepputat, CEO of IOSONO, commented: “We are very proud to be showing the capabilities of IOSONO in such an esteemed venue. The results are great; the sound is very clear and the transparency of the d&b speakers we use is excellent. This project shows IOSONO’s high potential for live applications.”

Die tote Stadt is playing at Sydney Opera House from June 30th to July 18th, 2012.

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