Zurich Opera House Projects 4K Content onto 14 Screens for The Coronation of Poppaea

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The Zurich Opera House recently added Christie® technology with the addition of Christie Terra to complement the Christie Boxer 4K30 projectors and Christie Pandoras Box already in use. Now, the Christie infrastructure is taking the onstage production of L’incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppaea) to new heights thanks to Christie Terra’s ability to switch, scale and extend signals of 4K video content. The video designer for this production was Sarah Derendinger. Here’s a video with scenes from this opera: {youtube} v=tyZqSr8Z-Ho{/youtube}

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Garsington Opera Chooses Moving Lights for its Operas

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Founded in 1989, the annual Garsington Opera Festival takes place over seven weeks in June and July at the Wormsley Estate, home of the Getty family, amid the beautiful natural setting of the Buckinghamshire countryside. The atmosphere is quintessentially English as patrons are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the gardens and deer park in advance of the performance, and picnic by the lake or dine in the marquee during the extended dinner interval between acts. Here's a video of a scene from the recent production of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) at the Garsington Opera Festival. {youtube}v=lwf8nFH5vGk{/youtube}

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Barbizon Lighting Company Reorganizes Systems Division Leadership

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Barbizon Lighting Company (Barbizon) announced a restructuring initiative to accelerate the evolution of its Systems Department, the division that handles systems integration, project management, and technical services. Barbizon will intensify its focus in their high-growth systems areas where it is positioned for long-term leadership, customer value, and growth.

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TOMCAT Launches New Website

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TOMCAT has just launched its new website at www.tomcatglobal.com, which features the complete offer of TOMCAT products in a more navigation friendly and modern website structure. Browse through their wide range of truss, ground support systems, roofs, towers, barriers, and hoists to find the perfect match for your small to large projects.

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Sound Productions Hosts Fourth Annual Technical Arts Training

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For the 4th consecutive year, Sound Productions, a supplier of pro-audio, video, and lighting products, hosted a technical arts training for members of Dallas Summer Musical’s High School Musical Program. This annual training is designed to boost individual knowledge and proficiency levels, as well as provide tools and resources for students looking to enter the AVL space after graduation. Attendees received pro-tips and hands-on-training from industry leaders.

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Sound Designer Sebastian Frost talks about his sound design for The Last Ship
Sound Designer Sebastian Frost talks about his sound design for The Last Ship

Sound Designer Sebastian Frost on his Creative Journey with the Last Ship

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The Last Ship made its returning debut at Northern Stage in Newcastle, UK, in March 2018. This musical, written by Sting and Lorne Campbell is a drama with some fine songs bound together across two strong interwoven narratives. Here’s a video of Sound Designer Sebastian Frost on his design for The Last Ship: {youtube} v=Bc0u1v9VXsE{/youtube}

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