Opéra Garnier upgrades to ETC Eos
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
etc-operaThe Eos consoles were chosen by Jacques Giovanangeli and his team
France - The Opéra Garnier has updated its lighting consoles to a selection of ETC Eos desks. The Eos consoles were chosen by Jacques Giovanangeli, the head of the lighting department, and his team of 42 lighting professionals.
The switch to an ETC Eos system was strongly encouraged by the whole technical team. The design quality, adaptability to the opera, and colour tools made the Eos family stand out. ''The reason for this choice was based on more than just the quality of the product,'' notes Giovanangeli.
''I frequently travel to operas and theatres in France and abroad. I found Eos consoles in many places, such as the Bolshoi in Moscow, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Staatsoper in Vienna and many other prestigious places like The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The combination of the technical endorsement from my team and the observations I made on each journey led to us choosing Eos.
''Co-productions continue to increase between the major opera houses and many lighting engineers work mainly on Eos consoles. With Eos, we can anticipate what’s coming by sharing files,” comments Giovanangeli.
In total, four Eos family consoles joined the Palais Garnier with three Eos Ti desks, two in the control room and one in the workshop. A Gio @5 is also on stage if an engineer would like to operate lighting from the stage. The whole system communicates in ETCNet3 (ACN) and the main console controls all the fixtures over sACN. To complete the installation, 2 RVIs (Remote Video Interface) are also available from the stage.
Over the past few months, many French venues have also chosen Eos consoles, such as the Opéra de Bordeaux (Dushow installation) and the Opéra de Versailles.
(Jim Evans)

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