Friday, November 6, 2009

Sound-checking at City Opera

Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times will be spending the fall conducting the same kind of sound checks of a restored venue – the David H. Koch Theater (formerly New York State Theater), home of the New York City Opera – that I'm undertaking with the Carpenter Theatre of Richmond CenterStage. And with the same acoustical consultants, JaffeeHolden, on the case.

The big difference: The acousticians removed amplification (mostly) in New York and added it in Richmond.

Tommasini's review of City Opera's reopening gala:

And his background piece on the theater's acoustical renovation: