Moscow Musical Theatre — Moscow, Russia

Project Description

Since it was founded in 2012, the Moscow Musical Theatre has earned a considerable reputation for its original productions and unusual approaches to classic stories. Just in time for the 2018/2019 season, the Musical Theatre has made a new home for itself in the remodeled and refurbished Rossiya Theatre on Moscow’s famous Pushkinskaya Square – one of the most frequented squares in the world. This new venue has provided the perfect opportunity for the sound department to push the creative potential of the theatre to an exciting new level by installing the first permanent theatrical installation of L-Acoustics’ L-ISA Hyperreal Sound technology.

Sound Design Solution

The Moscow Musical Theatre’s new L-ISA installation comprises five hangs of nine Kiva II ultra-compact modular line source elements across the stage to create the main L-ISA Scene system. An Extension system on both sides of the Scene consists of two hangs of six Kiva II. Two hangs of three SB18 subs are flown either side of the central Kiva II hang. Two X12 multi-purpose coaxial enclosures stacked stage left and right provide outfill, whilst eight ultra-compact 5XT evenly distributed across the stage lip handle front fill. Amplification is via ten LA4X and two LA12X amplified controllers.

Technical Information

Audio involving playback and live sources.

TypeOutdoor auditorium, 1800 people
Venue60 x 50 meters
Stage60 meters wide

Sound Design Target

Music and visual content were creating from scratch, with the aim of delivering an immersive sound design, including overheads, and provide an orchestral music that would retain its spatial qualities for all seats.

L-ISA Coverage

Strong Imaging

Weak Imaging

“The improvement in sound and ease of system management are important, but are not the only advantages of this new technology. We were honoured to extend our existing L-Acoustics system and create an L-ISA Hyperreal Sound installation. It will allow us to continue to surprise, impress, and delight our audience.”

— Maria Lenarskaya, Head of Sound at Moscow Musical Theatera