VIDEO TALKS published on 03 Nov 2021

How to balance Opera recording for radio broadcast - Part 1

Multiple sound balancing techniques are used when recording and broadcasting operas, two very specialized fields. Who are the skillful sound engineers behind the recordings produced by EBU Members at some of the most prestigious opera houses in the world? How do they work? Listen to sound engineers who operate at the Vienna State Opera, Berlin State Opera and Royal Opera House in London. 

A second session to discuss further this topic was held in February 2022. Watch Part 2


Huw Robinson (BBC), moderator
Christian Gorz (ORF)
Stefan Haberfeld (DKU)
Marvin Ware (BBC)


Live from the Vienna State Opera — Christian Gorz (ORF)
Opera recordings at the Berlin State Opera — Stefan Haberfeld (DKU)
Opera on Radio 3 — Marvin Ware (BBC)