Lausanne, Switzerland (November 12, 2012)—After five years of renovation and expansion work, the 700-seat Opéra de Lausanne reopened last month with a new production of The Elixir of Love by Donizetti, aided by an Adamson Metrix system.
Originally built in 1871, the venue was later updated in 1930, but after nearly 80 years, it was time for further modernization, with upgrades for the stage, backstage, orchestra pit, interior design of the public areas and an extensive expansion.
The venue also received an all new technical upgrade. The choice of technical components including the PA system was specked by Audio Consultant Jacques Moyal and assisted by Vincent Taurisson, who created a design built around an Adamson Metrix system controlled and amplified by Lab.gruppen PLM10000Q. Two left and right arrays of three Metrix 5-degree boxes take care of the main floor level, on the same array, one sub and two specially-aimed Metrix 5 degree boxes cover the balconies.
The PA Systems have been fully integrated into the venue, with each level boasting its own distribution system incorporated into the small balconies just left and right of the stage. A custom painted center cluster was added for fill. The terracotta red speaker array made up of one Metrix sub with four Metrix W’s was designed to cover the center from the top to the floor and it disappears into the classical valance of the stage. The integrated processing Lake amp can independently manage each group of speakers.
Audio distribution and PLM control is implemented using an optic fiber network running the Dante digital audio network protocol, keeping the signal path from console to amplifier purely digital.
Adamson Systems Engineering