below in this thread, others are claiming the ENTIRE overture through to the Hannibal opera scene is pre-recorded (the full orchestra, not just the organ/drum machine/synth), but if I'm reading your note correctly, on Broadway and the West End, that was not the case and it WAS the live orchestra we were hearing playing in the overture -- even with the updated click track you reference? It's just the tours and other non-Broadway, non-West End productions that might have more than the organ/synth/drum machine pre-recorded? Is that correct?
With all due respect, it's hard to know who is the authority on this matter on here. Or maybe I just have reading comprehension issues.