Victorian Opera Uses grandMA2 for “Cinderella”

Show Technology Australia is MA Lighting’s exclusive distributor in Australia

Recently the Victorian Opera presented a new production of “Cinderella”, a traditional pantomime for the whole family. Based on the fable, Cinderella’s adventures were given a special treatment by Victorian Opera Music Director Richard Gill, who has written both the story and songs. This production saw pantomime return to the surrounds of Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne. Cinderella featured a stellar lineup of artists from Victorian Opera and the world of music theatre.

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 spec a grandMA2 control package.


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


Peter particularly likes the flexibility of the grandMA2 light, how 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 onPC and another computer running the grandMA 3D visualizer. 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.”

Show Technology Australia is MA Lighting’s exclusive distributor in Australia.

Show Technology Australia offers lighting solutions for entertainment and architectural applications through a select network of partners around Australia. The company imports and distributes equipment from the world's leading manufacturers of dynamic lighting, lighting control systems and associated equipment, exclusively for sale in Australia.

Show Technology was formed in the early 1990’s to provide quality products supported by unprecedented pre and post sales support. The company offers its sales partners design and technical service support and is quite often involved in the intricate planning of major projects right from the early stages of a projects inception. This close working involvement with our partners ensures the company’s products are supported long after they have been sold and installed.


MA Lighting International, based in Paderborn, Germany, is the dedicated sales, support and service entity for the renowned grandMA control systems, digital dimming systems, networking tools and media servers of MA Lighting Technology, based near Wuerzburg, Germany. The product range offers cutting-edge solutions for control and dimming, including the award-winning grandMA/grandMA2 consoles, the popular Lightcommander, the MA onPC command wing and reliable digital dimmer racks and packs. With its innovative MA VPU (Video Processing Unit) MA bridges the lighting and video worlds.

Today, MA Lighting is respected for its technical knowledge and has achieved a unique international reputation for its operational philosophy. The company offers more than 30 years experience and strictly follows a professional user-centric approach, getting as close as possible to the market via its own international offices and support centres in the UK, North America, Latin America, the Middle East/India, Asia Pacific and Scandinavia/Eastern Europe/Russia – supported by a world-wide distribution and service network.