Ivan Pastyrcak
Composer, Recording Engineer and Studio Acoustician
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Recording Engineer

Roberto Devereux

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Recording Engineer
9 May 2021

"... What the whole team involved in the recording has accomplished is about high professionalism and the right people in the right places. Not only in Slovak, but I dare to say also in the worldwide context."

Quote from the music critic Pavel Unger in a review of the online premiere of G. Donizetti's opera Roberto Devereux for the operaslovakia.sk


The recording of orchestra located in the orchestra pit of Štátne Divadlo Košice. All the recordings were done live alongside the opera singers which meant the use of special techniques to achieve separation between these two elements while still benefit from the marvelous acoustics of the ŠKD.

Cast & Crew

Elizabeth, Queen of England

Eva Bodorová - Michaela Varády

Duke of Nottingham

Marián Lukáč - Marek Gurbaľ

Sarah, Duchess of Nottingham

Elena Maximova - Myroslava Havryliuk

Roberto Devereux

Juraj Hollý - David Astorga

Lord Cecil

Anton Baculík - Maksym Kutsenko

Sir Gualtiero Raleigh

Michal Onufer - Martin Kovács


László Havasi - Krisztián Kokolusz

Family member from Nottinham

László Havasi - Krisztián Kokolusz


Salvadore Cammarano


Anton Korenči


Stanislav Trnovský


Peter Valentovič


The special requests of this performance was to not use any lavalier microphones but still maintain the intimacy and proximity of the vocals. Only static microphones within special array, specifically designed for the acoustic space of ŠKD were used for this performance. The result was magnificent with positive reviews from all around the country.

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