|Royal Opera Stockholm
Recording date: September 27, 2006
Engineers: Peter Bakker, Tony Dickman & Lars-Göran Ehn
The old opera was demolished in 1892 to give way to the construction of a new Opera by Axel Johan Anderberg and it was finished seven years later, inaugurated by King Oscar II with a production of a Swedish opera (that tradition having been quite firmly established during the 19th century), Franz Berwald's Estrella de Soria.
The new house bears the letters Kungl. Teatern, literally "Royal Theatre" (which caused the later-founded Royal Dramatic Theatre to add the distinction "dramatic" to its name), and is now simply called the Operan. It is a majestic neo-classical building with a magnificent gold foyer and elegant marble grand staircase leading to a three-tiered auditorium somewhat smaller than the old theatre. It presently seats 1,200.
Recorded using 4 DPA 4006 Omnidirectional microphones and a Genelec monitor to play back the sweeps.
This set offers mono, stereo and surround impulse response sets.