Berlin, Germany (October 14, 2010)–Berlin’s Schillertheater, recently renovated, has become the temporary home of the Berlin State Opera, with assistance from Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup.
In October, following two years of renovation works at the Schillertheater, the Berlin State Opera moved into its temporary new home while the main house at Unter den Linden undergoes renovation. The media infrastructure installed by Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup at the Schillertheater will allow for drama productions even after the Opera returns to its home in 2013.
The project created by Salzbrenner Stagetec comprises the audio, video, stage-management, and sound reinforcement systems, as well as voice evacuation and public address systems. While the stage-management and evacuation/PA systems were designed from scratch, numerous existing audio components had to be integrated into the new digital audio infrastructure for the auditorium and production rooms. The technicians installed a fully digital Nexus system featuring 268 inputs and 184 outputs. Optical lines and a total of six MADI units interconnect two mixing consoles located respectively in the control room and in a small production studio. Another two mobile Nexus Base Devices provide additional digital connectivity to a small console in the hall or to OB vehicles.
The Nexus transmits the signals to a copper-based network that makes the audio available at critical locations throughout the premises via 20 Ghielmetti patch bays. More than 50 kilometres of cabling were installed to achieve this unusual combination of digital and analogue systems.
The core of the system is a fully populated Stage 300 stage management console by Salzbrenner supporting 15 subscriber units serving 64 loops. The backbone of the stage management setup is a Nexus system, which runs basically as a dedicated system but is connected to the mixing/sound-reinforcement Nexus over MADI lines, and also provides connectivity to a second mobile stage management desk. The Stage 300 system is also the main platform of the public address and evacuation system feeding almost 800 speakers, with individual digital monitoring modules, all over the premises.
Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup