St David’s Hall in Cardiff, the “National Concert Hall of Wales,” is using their Zero 88 FLX during BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, with live broadcasts. The five-camera production set includes a mixed rig of generics, color-changing LEDs and moving light fixtures. Andy Cottey is Lighting Director, with Emma Nicholson as Operator. Emma said, “We chose the FLX because of the number of physical playbacks, the console’s responsiveness within a busking environment, the instant familiarity of the programming language, and the ability to combine playback of cues with live channel override using the faders.”
After winning the PLASA Award for Innovation two years ago for its “revolutionary approach to color and movemen,” FLX software continues to develop and add features designed to save time and maximize creativity. This has led to success in multipurpose venues, television studios, live events and hire, theatres, and educational applications.
St David's Hall presents a multitude of live entertainment, including pop, rock, folk, jazz, rhythm and blues, comedy, children's shows, lunchtime concerts, musicals, light entertainment, dance, world music, films, and classical music.
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World is a competition known throughout the classical music world as the premier showcase for opera and concert singers at the outset of their careers. It has launched the careers of some major stars, including Karita Mattila, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Bryn Terfel, Anja Harteros, and Jamie Barton.