Opera de Lille, one of France’s most prestigious performing arts venues, is currently undergoing a complete refurbishment in light of the fact that Lille is the designated cultural capital of Europe 2004. The UK-based Stage Technologies has recently been contracted to work on the project by French engineers Tambe Sarl who are responsible for equipping the venue with both mechanical and automation control systems.

Having built a reputation for designing technically advanced automation solutions for venues from the Gothenburg Stadsteater to the Lyric Opera in Chicago Stage, Stage Technologies is delighted to have the opportunity to provide automation for Lille. The supply includes the control of an impressive 66 winches (50 variable speed and 16 fixed). Stage Technologies integrated drive technology, MaxisID is at the heart of Lille’s control system and will be controlled by Nomad and Solo consoles. Modular in design this system will allow the Opera House to easily incorporate extra motorised axes as and when required.

For more information please contact Shani Willson at Stage Technologies at shani.willson@stagetech.com or visit their website www.stagetech.com.