State Opera ‘Unter den Linden’
The State Opera house ‘Unter den Linden’ is the oldest opera house in Berlin. This traditional house was opened in 1742. To strengthen structural weaknesses, extensive renovation work began in September 2010.
In addition to work on the structure, Waagner-Biro undertook a major overhaul of all the stage equipment. To meet the preservation requirements on this historic site during the installation of the heavy stage equipment, care was taken not to disturb the historic structure. This was done by erecting scaffolding which has no points of contact with the original structure and which bears all the stage technology equipment.
Waagner-Biro’s extensive stage technology consists of the complete upper machinery, the proscenium, various installations in the auditorium (like a smoke extractor and a chandelier winch) and also cutting-edge under stage machinery, including a variety of platforms and a stage wagon system. The simple control of this complex system, which has approximately 280 drive axles, functions using Waagner-Biro’s well proven CAT-control system.
Photopgraphy: Max Lautenschläger, Marion Schöne, Alexander Schippel, Walter Mussil
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