Audio-Visual & Digital Media Forum

Opera Europa offers its members a new specialized forum for colleagues working in the field of audiovisual and digital media. Like other OE forums, this group will support the professional development of a specific interest group and will offer a serious space - during and outside our main conferences - for reflection on areas of common interest.

The most recent meeting of the AVDM forum took place in Heslinki around the excellent new flexible fixed-rig installation at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet (FNOB).  As well as the opportunity to visit the new installation at the FNOB, the meeting focused on several key aspects for our sector:

- How to ensure the buy-in of the chorus and orchestra for A-V projects
- How is new technology changing the field of performance capture.
- What are the secrets of making appealing short-form contextual videos.
- How best to work with broadcasters, if you can, and how to manage without, if you can't.

During this meeting, the forum members identified the following colleagues to pilot the work of the AVDM group in the future.  The AVDM steering group is make up of the following:

Maria Basora Audio-visual Production Manager Gran Teatre Del Liceu

Frederik Furnée Deputy Head of the Audio, Video and Media Department Dutch National Opera and Ballet

Pierre Fenet Administrative and financial Director Opéra de Lille

Mikko Hannuksela Digital Media and Event Producer Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Daina Markova Member of the Board Latvian National Opera and Ballet

David Massey Digital Producer Welsh National Opera

Jo Nicolaï Head of Sound and Video Department La Monnaie/De Munt

Christos Tsakiridis Audio-Visual Technical Advisor Greek National Opera 


The next meeting of this group will take place in Barcelona, 18-19 October 2018 in collaboration with GranTeatre del Liceu.

For more information, contact Luke O’Shaughnessy