GLP – German Light Products, CHAUVET Professional and Avolites products deliver Biblical looks for West Australian Opera‘s production of Elijah staged at the University of Western Australia’s iconic Winthrop Hall.
Lighting Designer Mark Howett utilised 16 GLP Impression X4 Bar 20s as the primary workhorse acting as both front, side and back light depending on where the performers were situated in the venue. The Bar 20s deliver a seamless wash but also amazing light curtain effects and incredible shafts of light when zoomed down which were ideal for this specific opera.
Also featured was a GLP Streamer that was used to front light the conductor due the lack of a good rigging position for this task, the Streamer sat on the conductors music stand and handled the job excellently and the ability to modify the colour temperature was an added benefit.
GLP Impression X4L’s provided key lighting on elements such as the main entry door to enhance those epic moments in the opera that called for high intensity back lighting.
26 Chauvet Professional Ovation E-910FC profiles with 15/30 lenses covered the main performance areas and also lit the orchestra and the chorus areas allowing precise colour control and great luminance levels.
14 Chauvet Professional Colorado Q40 wash lights were chosen to up light the 10m high stain glass window arches up either side of the venue to amazing effect, these fixtures were crucial in providing a solid colour pallet and were used to great effect throughout the performance, their colour mixing is solid and performed flawlessly across the spectrum.
In control of the lighting system was an Avolites Arena console who’s Titan 15 software handled the show with ease.Even with a theatrical cue stack show the Arena handled what was asked of it with no problems at all.
WA Opera contracted Frontier Lighting to supply the Lighting system which was delivered to their usual high standards that customers come to expect from them.