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Once upon a Pantomime Ma Lighting helps to create a fairytale atmosphere for a recent production of Cinderella in Australia


The Victorian Opera have recently presented a brand new production of the traditional tale of Cinderella. An evening that is fun for all of the family, the production by Victoria Opera draws on the original fable, with Cinderella’s adventures being given a special treatment. Victorian Opera Music Director Richard Gill had the role of


writing the story and the songs to be included in the production.


The show saw pantomime return to the surrounds of Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne.


Lighting designer for the production was Richard Vabre, with Resolution X supplying the equipment. This production gave Victorian Opera’s head electrician and


programmer Peter Darby an opportunity to specify the use of a grandMA2 control package to help create the perfect lighting solution. The MA Lighting products used in this project were distributed by Show Technology Australia, MA Lighting’s official distributor in the region.


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“The grandMA2 light is a fantastic console to program with”, exclaimed Peter. “We got some fantastic


support from Show Technology, I love the grandMA2 light as it’s so flexible and so powerful. We had a primary grandMA2 light with another as a slave. That way I could program with the secondary grandMA2 light in the stalls with the primary console in place doing all the


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processing – the networking side of the grandMA2 consoles is one of its most brilliant features.”


Peter is particularly fond of the flexibility of the grandMA2 light, and the fact that you can configure it exactly how you like it; “The grandMA2 has a much more integrated and powerful effects engine behind it compared to the original grandMA console,” he said. “Another great feature is the built-in colour picker, which I find the designers love. At one point we were running two grandMA2 light consoles, a laptop running grandMA2 on PC and another computer running the grandMA 3D visualiser. We built the whole show and plotted it with grandMA 3D at Res X’s warehouse as we knew we’d have a very limited bump in time.”


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