"Sydney Opera House has used Sennheiser and Neumann microphones since opening its doors, and is thrilled that both companies are now official corporate partners. Using their microphones is a unique opportunity for us to be aligned with the best in the industry," said Sydney Opera House Technical Director, David Claringbold, during the official announcement in Sydney April 18th.
For the next two years Sydney Opera House will be equipped with various products from the Sennheiser and Neumann product range, starting with microphones belonging to the professional MKH RF condenser series, including the new MKH 8000 models, and wired microphones of the successful evolution line. Of course, the company's top-of-the-range 3000 and 5000 Series systems are also part of the equipment.
"We are very happy to be associated with the world-renowned Sydney Opera House, providing state-of-the-art products both in the wired and wireless fields,"said Susanne Seidel, president of global marketing at Sennheiser about the new partnership.
"These include our new MKH 8000 microphones, which are setting new standards for classical music recording, and our latest RF wireless equipment. The Opera House will not only benefit from the finest audio technology, but also from our comprehensive service and on-site support whenever needed. We are very much looking forward to working together closely with our new partner and to offer the Opera House the best support available."Article continues below
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to officially provide Sydney Opera House and its artists with our products, which are known for the highest standards of quality in manufacture, innovation and award-winning technology," stated Wolfgang Fraissinet, president marketing and sales at Neumann.
With its superior artistic performances and unique architecture, the House attracts over seven million international visitors each year. The program of events caters to a broad spectrum of ages and interests, featuring classical music, ballet, drama and dance, rock and pop concerts, cabaret and free outdoor broadcasts on the Forecourt. Since its opening in 1973, it has become an internationally recognized cultural landmark with a constantly growing number of artists brought to its stages from all over the world.
Sennheiser and Neumann products are present in many of the world-leading opera houses and concert halls, including the Berliner Philharmonie, the Lincoln Center in New York, and the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay in Singapore.