I’m editing an opera for my master degree. I am writing it in Finale, but Dorico is becoming so good that I would like to use it instead. The problem is that, besides some features Dorico doesn’t have yet, it is so slow when dealing with big scores. I would like to know your experience using the software when working with those king of projects, specially what Dorico team has to say (is that slowness expected in this stage of the software, would I encounter problems because of the length of my project, etc).
In my case, the score has woodwinds a 3, full brass, timpani, some percussion, 2 harps, 3 soloist singers, SATB choir and full strings (sometimes each instrument divided in 2 staves). The whole work has about 250 pages with an average of 3 measures per page. Right now I am only interested in the fullscore. Parts will not be in my final work. But, of course, I want to be able to create it when I need them. Have you done something similar or bigger?