Vienna, the music world capital, was paying Sydney a spectacular visit: On Wednesday 4 February 2015, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s performance of “Greatest Hits from Vienna” was broadcasted live onto the sails of the Sydney Opera House – a first for an Australian professional ensemble. In addition to projections of the concert, you could also enjoy dramatic artwork and stunning vistas of Vienna.
While audiences inside the Sydney Opera House were enjoying the concert Greatest Hits from Vienna, the second half of the performance was projected live onto the sails for audiences across the world to enjoy. Grammy award-winning audio engineer/producer Tony David Cray, Head of Recording and Broadcast at the Sydney Opera House, was directing the broadcast. The performance was captured at various angles by 14 cameras in the Concert Hall and projected live on to the sails by Technical Direction Company (TDC). A series of animated 3D representations of Viennese art works and architectural highlights, created by multiple award-winning designers Ample Projects, was also projected on to the sails and complemented the orchestra in transforming the cultural icon’s western exterior into a moving artwork.
Ola Rudner - conductor
Elisabeth Flechl - soprano