The enormous success of this year's concerts have proven that The Ten Tenors know how to captivate their audiences with their Australian charm and outstanding voices.
The ten skilled tenors from Australia, ranging from 19 to 32 years of age, have delighted their ever-growing fan club throughout the world with their fresh and varied programme which combines every field of music, from opera to musicals to rock 'n’ roll and pop.
"Opera without the boring bits" – that is the successful mixture from the highlights of the best opera arias and part of the recipe for the success of The Ten Tenors! They also sing classics such as Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon", the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations", a masterful interpretation of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and songs composed by the group's members themselves – all of which results in a sizzling show which is unique and inimitable.
With the variety and modern interpretation of their songs, the ten tenors have succeeded in winning the hearts of the young members of the audience and in crossing the cultural divide.
As was the case last year, the sound engineering work was placed in the hands of the Paderborn sound system company SOUND LINEAR GmbH.
Since the beginning of last year, the main PA system consists of 8 Nexo GeoS systems operated at full range, and 6 CD12 basses as subs, operated through an aux path. Nexo PS8 systems are also used for close range. For larger halls, either the system is upgraded or connected to the system in the hall where possible.
This year, the monitoring equipment consists of a Sennheiser in-ear system which, together with the 19" monitoring console (Crest), integrates the Sennheiser receivers and the stage box, pre-cabled, in a 19" rack.
Since the middle of June of this year, the PM5D has been used as an FOH centre.
This is what the Canadian sound engineer Peter 'Stoy' Stoynich had to say:
“There are two reasons I decided to go to a digital board for The Ten Tenors. First I get all of my orchestrations from a six channel sequencer. The Ten Tenors do a wide range a songs from rock to opera which means I may get a violin down a channel for one song and then for the next song the same channel may be a kick drum. The PM5D lets me keep track of each of these lines. The second and most important reason are the vocal arrangements. In any given song a tenor may sing the lead in the first verse, the high harmony in the chorus and the low harmony for the remaining verses. By programming the DCA`s I can make sure each of the ten vocals are in their correct position in the mix.
I am enjoying the PM5D because of its ease of operation. The automation is seamless from scene to scene, and programming is quite simple. The added bonus for me is its size. The Ten Tenors play mostly Theatres so it is nice for promoters that I only take limited space.”
The sound technician Sebastian Röber also appreciates the PM5D settings because he can use it as a loudspeaker management system while at the same time it makes a side rack with EQs and digital controllers / delays superfluous. The only other piece of equipment required is a playback rack. His comment: "A CD drive in the console would be the ultimate".
Incidentally, The Ten Tenors present approx. 100 concerts a year in Europe alone.