Located on a picturesque bend of the Brda river in Bydgoszcz, Opera Nova, one of Poland’s leading Opera houses, has recently upgraded the audio installations for its two main performance halls with Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing systems.
With a world-class repertoire including ‘The Nutcracker’, ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’, ‘Swan Lake’ and ‘Madame Butterfly’, Opera Nova opened in 2006 and completed its latest audio installation last year.
Supplied by Konsbud Audio, the new dLive systems were installed in two locations. The Main Hall features a dLive S5000 surface, alongside a DM32 MixRack, a DX32 Expander and a Dante card. While the Chamber Hall has a dLive S3000 surface and a DM48 MixRack combined with another Dante card.
Adrian Michalski (Head of the Acoustics department and main sound engineer for Opera Nova), comments; "I’ve had the opportunity to work on many consoles but with dLive, I appreciate the intuitive operation, the ability to drag and place many parameters on the touch screens and of course the sound! With an additional screen is placed in the control room, it’s great that we have the ability to monitor all in/out signals at a glance.” Adrian continues, “And of course, the ease in which the system can be expanded (using DX expanders) is fantastic!”