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Reimagining an Opera Auditorium

The Revival of Iconic Rock Opera Jesus Christ Superstar

Reimagining an
Opera Auditorium

The Revival of
Iconic Rock Opera
Jesus Christ Superstar

Reimagining an
Opera Auditorium

The Revival of
Iconic Rock Opera
Jesus Christ Superstar

Reimagining an Opera Auditorium

for the Revival of Iconic Jesus Christ Superstar

Over the years, OSA has developed a relationship with the Lyric Opera of Chicago providing audio consultant services. Having replaced the Lyric’s speech systems in recent years with Martin Audio CDD-LIVE!, OSA was asked to supply the audio system for their production of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The technology had to be carefully selected and implemented to create a “rock ‘n roll” aesthetic in the very traditional opera venue. OSA Senior Audio Engineer Peter Wiejaczka worked closely with Sound Designer Nick Lidster, of Autograph Sound out of London to create one of the best-sounding audio systems ever heard at the Lyric Opera for this iconic musical phenomenon.

Rock Opera

Michael Cunio as Pilate

Reimagining an Opera Auditorium

for the Revival of Iconic Jesus Christ Superstar

Rock Opera

Over the years, OSA has developed a relationship with the Lyric Opera of Chicago providing audio consultant services. Having replaced the Lyric’s speech systems in recent years with Martin Audio CDD-LIVE!, OSA was asked to supply the audio system for their production of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The technology had to be carefully selected and implemented to create a “rock ‘n roll” aesthetic in the very traditional opera venue. OSA Senior Audio Engineer Peter Wiejaczka worked closely with Sound Designer Nick Lidster, of Autograph Sound out of London to create one of the best-sounding audio systems ever heard at the Lyric Opera for this iconic musical phenomenon.
Michael Cunio as Pilate

Reimagining an Opera Auditorium

for the Revival of Iconic Jesus Christ Superstar

Rock Opera

Over the years, OSA has developed a relationship with the Lyric Opera of Chicago providing audio consultant services. Having replaced the Lyric’s speech systems in recent years with Martin Audio CDD-LIVE!, OSA was asked to supply the audio system for their production of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The technology had to be carefully selected and implemented to create a “rock ‘n roll” aesthetic in the very traditional opera venue. OSA Senior Audio Engineer Peter Wiejaczka worked closely with Sound Designer Nick Lidster, of Autograph Sound out of London to create one of the best-sounding audio systems ever heard at the Lyric Opera for this iconic musical phenomenon.

Martin Audio Loudspeakers

DiGiCo Digital Mixing Console

SD7 Digital Mixing Console

 The DiGiCo SD7 console was chosen for its input channel count, output bus count and the scene control and efficiency of the DiGiCo software, which were developed for theatre-sound applications.

 Three stage racks were deployed: one for wireless microphones, one for the on stage rhythm section and one by the orchestra. All three racks were loaded to capacity!

A Behringer X32 Digital Mixing Console was implemented to handle all orchestra/conductor foldback.

Shure Digital Wireless

Shure Axient® Digital Wireless System with ADX1M Micro Bodypack Transmitters, Headsets, Microphones and a UHF-R® Wireless System

 The system used 56 channels of Axient® Digital and 18 channels of UHF-R®

 The production of Jesus Christ Superstar required 50+ Microphones!

Martin Audio Loudspeakers

DiGiCo Digital Mixing Console

SD7 Digital Mixing Console

 The DiGiCo SD7 console was chosen for its input channel count, output bus count and the scene control and efficiency of the DiGiCo software, which were developed for theatre-sound applications.

 Three stage racks were deployed: one for wireless microphones, one for the on stage rhythm section and one by the orchestra. All three racks were loaded to capacity!

A Behringer X32 Digital Mixing Console was implemented to handle all orchestra/conductor foldback.

Shure Digital Wireless

Shure Axient® Digital Wireless System with ADX1M Micro Bodypack Transmitters, Headsets, Microphones and a UHF-R® Wireless System

 The system used 56 channels of Axient® Digital and 18 channels of UHF-R®

 The production of Jesus Christ Superstar required 50+ Microphones!

Featured News

OSA Supports Chicago Opera Production of Jesus Christ Superstar with Martin Audio

"The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s award-winning production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” featured a full complement of Martin Audio MLA Compact and CDD-LIVE supplied by OSA International, Inc."

Featured News

OSA Supports Chicago Opera Production of Jesus Christ Superstar with Martin Audio

"The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s award-winning production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” featured a full complement of Martin Audio MLA Compact and CDD-LIVE supplied by OSA International, Inc."

Featured News

Chicago Lyric Opera Taps Axient® Digital for Jesus Christ Superstar

"Billed as Lyric Opera’s annual spring musical, this ambitious staging of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera featured an all-star cast supported by an operatic chorus and six-piece rock band, requiring 74 wireless microphone channels."

Featured News

Chicago Lyric Opera Taps Axient® Digital for Jesus Christ Superstar

"Billed as Lyric Opera’s annual spring musical, this ambitious staging of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera featured an all-star cast supported by an operatic chorus and six-piece rock band, requiring 74 wireless microphone channels."

Accolades

“Working with OSA on this particular show has been invaluable. Thank you for your help and hard work bringing all things audio together on JCS! The MLA system was set up really well. I think JCS sounded amazing and the reviewers echoed this. Please extend my thanks to all at OSA.”

Nick Lidster Sound Designer at Autograph Sound in London

Accolades

“Working with OSA on this particular show has been invaluable. Thank you for your help and hard work bringing all things audio together on JCS! The MLA system was set up really well. I think JCS sounded amazing and the reviewers echoed this. Please extend my thanks to all at OSA.”

Nick Lidster Sound Designer at Autograph Sound in London

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