Joan Sutherland Theatre / Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House was built to plans by the Danish architect, Jorn Utzon and officially openend in 1972. The involvement of Waagner-Biro extended from development and production right up to delivery and assembly of all the machinery and equipment for the stage and also the steel engineering work at this time.
The stages for the concert hall as well as for the opera theater have been realized by Waagner-Biro.
More than 40 years on, the Joan Sutherland Theater (JST) machinery has now reached the end of its operational life and Waagner-Biro has again won the international tender to replace the critical technology.
Among other things, the new upper stage machinery consists of 73 flybar hoists, 11 rear stage hoists, 16 fixed forestage point hoists, 12 mobile point hoists, 12 chain hoists and 16 cable drums. The lower stage machinery has also been modernized and now includes 2 rear stage elevators, which consist of 11,41x3,6m sized lifting platforms and 11,41x3,6m sized equaliser platforms. Furthermore, the orchestra podium was renewed.
With the New Year's Eve Gala 2017, the JST was ceremoniously reopened.
Photos: ©Chris Bennett
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- 2017 & 1972
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- Stage Systems
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