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    Review: Chicago Opera Theater's "Taking Up Serpents"

    “The filming was helmed by Jan Thompson and colleagues at Valhalla Media, and rendered with skill and imagination. While still a recorded stage performance, the camera was always where it needed to be with the singers, the separated (or separately filmed) trio was smoothly integrated, and fades and brief but artful montages (including with a live snake) avoided visual monotony.”

    --Lawrence Johnson, Chicago Classical Review

    Review: Chicago Opera Theater's "Taking Up Serpents"

     “COT’s filmed production was rather astonishingly crafted from a single performance captured live on the stage of Chicago’s Studebaker Theatre by Valhalla Media, working in tandem with Dye as stage director. Six cameras were employed to create a visual pastiche that cleverly combined superimposed imagery and split screen techniques with the powerful frisson of live theatre.”

    — Mark Thomas Ketterson, Opera News

    Review: Chicago Opera Theater's "La hija de Rappaccini"

     “COT's livestream of the performance was an impressive feat, particularly as the crew had to set up after the museum's five o'clock closing for a 7:30 curtain .... the performance was captured with crisp clarity by Valhalla Media.”

    -- Mark Thomas Ketterson, Opera News

    Daniel Catán’s music soars in COT’s “Rappaccini” premiere

     “COT’s production went off without a hitch Saturday night—a remarkable achievement considering the ever-present technological pitfalls as well as the logistical complexities of a live opera relay from a museum space. Kudos to stage director Crystal Manich for natural movements, technical director Joseph Staffa for seamless transitions between different museum areas, and the entire video production team at Valhalla Media.”

    -- Lawrence Johnson, Chicago Classical Review

    The Virtues of Virtual: Chicago Opera Theater’s Digital Season

     “One of the most impressive virtual presentations I’ve seen lately was Chicago Opera Theater’s production of “Taking Up Serpents” by composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist Jerre Dye. The production was recorded at the Studebaker Theater in a single take. The production was a collaboration with the appropriately named company Valhalla Media, and the result is visually appealing but also impressively musical.”

    -- Seth Boustead, New City Music

    Review: Chicago Opera Theater's "The Transformation of Jane Doe"

     “Rather than prerecord the performance, then edit it, COT opted to stream the production live from the Studebaker Theater, on South Michigan Avenue. This was a risk, considering that it involved multiple voices, a small instrumental ensemble and rolling subtitles that tracked the opera’s progress. It all proceeded quite smoothly...there’s something about a live event that raises the intensity level of everyone’s work, and that fervor was unmistakable in this 90-minute presentation.”

    -- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

    Review: Chicago Opera Theater's "La Hija de Rappaccini"

     “In such a reverberant venue, one might fear for the sound turning to mud, but the sound engineers have done an excellent job in avoiding this. The broadcast sound quality is exceptionally clear”

    -- David Darlin, Bachtrack

    Review: Chicago Opera Theater's "The Puppy Episode"

     “The performance was captured by Valhalla Media with visual clarity and excellent audio.”

    -- Mark Thomas Ketterson, Opera News

    Audio Recording Services

    Audition & Pre-Screen Recordings

    Are you in need of new Pre-Screen Recordings for the upcoming audition season? Let Valhalla Media’s team do the work. Our Recording Engineers will meet and work with you on-site, and, crafting the highest quality audio recordings for your audition package.

    Recital & Live Performance Recordings

    We specialize in on-site audio recordings for classical musicians and performance artists. Your performance will be one to remember – our  equipment and skilled technicians will ensure that those memories are faithfully captured and preserved for years to come.

    Large Ensemble Recording Projects

    We don’t just work with individual musicians and solo artists – we record large ensembles too. Our location recording systems allow for up to 64 concurrent channels of the high-fidelity recording, on-site and in your space. From Vivaldi to Wagner, our engineers and gear have you covered.