Winner of the Opus 2023: The Pandaemonium integrates the audience into the performance (photo: Sebastian Hannak)
Germany - With the Opus - German Stage Award, Prolight + Sound will once again honour outstanding productions that have created impressive shows through the innovative use of event technology. The award ceremony will take place at Prolight + Sound 2024 (19 to 22 March) in Frankfurt. Both participants and the audience can submit projects until 03 November 2023 at
"Although many large event companies are now generating high profits again, a significant part of our industry is dependent on subsidies. The Opus - German Stage Award sets a shining example for the creative power, innovation, courage and perseverance of all those involved in these challenging times - and pays tribute to those who pull the creative strings behind the stages," states Mira Wölfel, director of Prolight + Sound.
The Opus has been honouring exceptional personalities and projects since 2002. The focus is on the technical realisation of theatre and musical productions, concerts, tours and corporate events. The honorary award is made possible by the initiative of the VPLT (Association of Media and Event Technology), the EVVC (European Association of Event Centres) and Messe Frankfurt.
An expert jury consisting of association members, representatives of Messe Frankfurt and other industry experts will again select the most outstanding projects from among the submissions.
In 2023, the Pandaemonium at the Staatstheater Kassel received the coveted prize. It wowed the jury with an innovative spatial concept that integrates the audience into the performance. The team led by Florian Lutz, artistic director of Staatstheater Kassel, also successfully explored new forms of use and play in the theatre. The Pandaemonium is thus emblematic of the forward-looking approach to the challenges of the COVID crisis.

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