Gems: the GoPro orchestra
Is it just us, or should GoPro footage become a staple of any opera or concert broadcast? Here at Schmopera, we're big fans of strapping a camera onto conductor, singers, really anyone willing to wear one. So, we were delighted to find this clip of maestro Manfred Honeck and the Czech Philharmonic playing Janáček's Jenůfa Suite in Dvořák Hall, Prague. GoPro planted 24 cameras among the orchestra, including on the ends of trombones, the bottoms of cellos, and on the owner of the best seat in the house, the timpanist.
Totally neat. For more GoPro goodness, check out Anthony Pappano's maestro-cam clip from the Royal Opera House, or have a #throwback moment and check out our Leporello-cam from Against the Grain Theatre's #UncleJohn at The Banff Centre.