• opera omnia productions - Filming Session / Academy of Ancient Music / Barbican, London

    Filming Session / Academy of Ancient Music / Barbican, London

Filmmaking

Our films are generally used to help promote performers or music recordings, although we are also regularly commissioned on documentary projects or event filming. Our projects have taken us to film on location in culturally important centres such as London, Vienna and Paris. Our films have been shown at prestigious festivals in Europe and the US and have won several awards including:

  • Best Documentary Short
    (London Film Awards)
  • Platinum Award
    (Spotlight Documentary Film Awards)
  • Best Documentary Short
    (London Film Festival)

Our films are shot using Canon Cine Lenses on Super 35 sensors at resolutions up to 6k, which is 3 times the definition of the High Definition (HD) footage typically broadcast on TV. Where required we can set up our own rigs for both primary and decorative lighting. We also own and use drones, gimbals, dollies, and cranes to add camera movement into films where appropriate.

The Academy of Ancient Music

Francesca Dego, CBSO, Daniele Rustioni

Fenella Humphreys

Semele - AAM

Oxford Lieder Festival

Simon Callow & London Mozart Players

Sir Thomas Allen - September Songs

Abel Selaocoe

Roderick Williams & Christopher Gylnn

Stewart Goodyear - Ravel Piano Works

Natalya Romaniw

Classic FM - London Mozart Players

Francisco Fullana, Carlos Izcaray, CBSO

Ilker Arcayürek & Simon Lepper

Stuart Goodyear, Wayne Marshall & Chineke!

The Grange Festival - AAM

Chen Reiss - AAM

Rowan Pierce and Christopher Glynn

The Oculi Ensemble

Isata Kanneh-Mason

From Footy to Verdi - Opera Holland Park

The Making of RAPTURES

Suite Italienne

Ben Johnson & Graham Johnson

Gould Piano Trio - Wigmore Hall

Mei Yi Foo & Britten Sinfonia

Muza Rubackyte in recital at Salle Gaveau, Paris

Federico Colli, Champs Hill Studio, Sussex

London Mozart Players

Laura van der Heijden & Petr Limonov

Richard Saxel - Nocturne

Ashley Wass plays fortepiano at Restoration House

Exaudi

Tetbury Music Festival

Tamsin-Waley Cohen, A Portrait

ENTango

The Gould Trio

The London Bridge Trio, St John's, Smith Square

Thomas Carroll in Vienna

James Gilchrist sings Schubert Lieder

Hugo Ticciati & Henrik Mawe record at Wyastone Leys

Maximiliano Martin & Julian Milford at Champs Hill

Fiona Talkington in conversation with Matthew Trusler

Fenella Humphries talks about her CD release on Champs Hill Records

Anthony Hewitt plays Scriabin's Prelude Op16 No1

More Info

A short trailer showcasing the work of the renowned Academy of Ancient Music, starting their 2018-2019 season in the year they turned 45.

A film following the recording sessions for Francesca Dego's debut concerto disc recorded with the CBSO at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Fenella Humphreys talks about her new recording of Max Richter's The Four Seasons Recomposed.

A look behind the scenes at the recording sessions for John Eccles' 'Semele'. Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and Cambridge Handel Opera

A short promotional film for the 2020 Oxford Lieder Festival

Simon Callow introduces LMP Podium: A groundbreaking initiative that uses the classical orchestra as a powerful metaphor for leadership and teamwork in a broad spectrum of organisations and businesses.

Led by the London Mozart Players, one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras, Podium’s unique interactive sessions – ideal for conferences or CPD workshops – will inspire a revitalised perspective on leadership, while providing an insight into what it takes so achieve sustainable superior performance.

Further information at:
www.lmp-podium..com

Sir Thomas Allen & Stephen Higgins talk about their new CD on the Champs Hill label

Abel Selaocoe - Excerpts from the concert recorded at the Ryedale Festival

Roderick Williams & Christopher Glynn perform Winter Journey at the Oxford Lieder Festival

A film made in Steinway Hall, London to promote Stewart Goodyear's Ravel CD

Natalya Romaniw & Lada Valesove discuss their CD, Arion

The London Mozart Players perform Mozart's Jupiter Symphony at St John's, Smith Square for broadcast on Classic FM

A film documenting the sessions for 'Four Seasons Recomposed' at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

A film of the sessions for Ilker Arcayürek's debut CD

Stuart Goodyear, Wayne Marshall & Chineke! record the third movement of Stuart Goodyear's Callaloo.

Kiandra Howarth - Academy of Ancient Music

Chen Reiss Ah! perfido - AAM

Rowan Pierce and Christopher Glynn - recorded at the Ryedale Festival

A film introducing the Oculi Ensemble

A short excerpt from the concert filmed at the Ryedale Festival

This short documentary challenges stereotypes about theatrical art forms, in particular opera, and their audiences. Three old-school Chelsea fans in their 50s, two of whom could scarcely imagine a more alien world than classical music, were taken on a journey to discover opera, and their reactions were filmed every step of the way.

We first meet Adam, Harry and Rob at the pub over a few beers, chatting about their lives and loves – principally football and the music, culture and fashion surrounding it. The film then follows them to a chorus rehearsal at The Royal Opera House, meeting some of the singers, and culminating in a performance of La traviata there. Some remarkable things began to happen to even the most resistant of the group quite early in the journey, as the film reveals. It’s a moving documentary that’s as much about life, friendships and ageing as it is about opera.

Through this film, Opera Holland Park seeks to open an industry-wide discussion about opera, and to that end the film’s participants were taken to The Royal Opera House, one of the world’s most spectacular opera houses. The film demonstrates that no social qualifications are required for enjoying opera. Indeed, football fans are particularly well-suited to the melodrama of opera, accustomed as they are to their sport being elevated by musical accompaniment on television and in films.

Excerpts from the recording sessions for
Stuart Hancock's new album RAPTURES

Francesca Dego and francesca Leonardi talk about their latest recording for Deutchsche Grammophon,

Ben Johnson (Tenor) and Graham Johnson (Piano) talk about their recent CD of Sonnets released by Champs hill records

Mei Yi Foo, Bartosz Woroch & Phillipp Hutter talk about their CD released on Orchid Classics. Featuring The Britten Sinfonia conducted by Clement Power.

This film is centred around a concert performance given in Paris by the pianist Muza Rubackyte.

This film follows Federico Colli, the winner of the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition, as he records a recital disc for Champs Hill Records. Opera Omnia recorded and edited the CD, took the photographs for the CD cover, and produced this promotional film as a package of services for Champs Hill Records.

Mozart - Flute & Harp Concerto.

This concert performance by the London Mozart Players was recorded at the church of St Martin in the Fields, London, on 30th August 2018.
Leader: Simon Blendis. Soloists: Emma Halnan (flute) and Anne Denholm (harp)

Laura van der Heijden and Petr Limonov talk about their new CD on the Champs Hill label

Richard Saxel talks about his latest disc on the Quartz recording label.

This film was made to promote Ashley's Pastoral Symphony CD. It was shot solely on location at the beautiful Restoration House in Rochester, which was used as the setting for Bleak House by Charles Dickens.

One of a series of films made of individual works as part of the Aldeburgh Festival

A film to promote the Tetbury Music Festival

This films is a musical portrait of Tamsin Waley-Cohen as she reflects on the life of a musician and her first three CDs.

A film made of The Gould Trio's 25th Anniversary concert at Wigmore Hall

The London Bridge Trio talk about their forthcoming residency at St John's, Smith Square in London and play Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schubert

This film follows Thomas Carroll as he returns to Vienna, where he studied under the legendary cellist Heinrich Schiff.

This film was commissioned to promote James Gilchrist's Shubert lieder cycle, all recorded on the Orchid Classics label. Opera Omnia recorded and edited the three CDs, took the photographs for the CD covers and booklet, and produced this promotional film as a package of services for Orchid Classics.

This film was made to promote the CD 'Sonic Philosophy'. It was shot on location during the recording sessions at the beautiful Wyastone Leys in Monmouthshire.

This film was shot in a single afternoon in Champs Hill studio to promote a CD release.

In this film Fiona Talkington interviews Matthew Trusler, the founder of Orchid Classics. It was commissioned to promote Orchid Classics and shot in a single morning at the South Bank Centre, London.