Comédie Française’s second theatre just underwent an in-depth overhaul of its scenographic infrastructure, with a completely redesigned sound system implemented by Paris-based Amadeus with its HOLOPHONIX processor
Amadeus has announced the installation of their HOLOPHONIX sound processor along with a variety of Amadeus speakers and subwoofers creating a new re-imagined immersive sound system at the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier. Built in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Parisian district, the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier hosts at least four creations each season involving classical or contemporary texts, presented in a series from September to the beginning of July.
In 1993 the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier became the second theatre for the Comédie Française. Originally created in 1913 by Jacques Copeau, this major French cultural institution was founded in 1680 and has been hosted since 1799 in the Palais-Royal’s Salle Richelieu (Paris’ 1st arrondissement). The Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier was created according to a ‘drama renovation’ concept, as opposed to the commercial activity of the ‘Grand Boulevard’ theatres on Right Bank of the Seine.
Jacques Copeau established an alternate scheme and his theater company was very active in the Vieux-Colombier, especially with actor Charles Dullin, and theater manager and director Louis Jouvet. In 1924, Copeau left to lead a comedy theater troupe in Burgundy, but artistic creation lived on in the Vieux-Colombier as consecutive managers opened the space to avant-garde cinema, and then jazz concerts. Threatened with closure, the theatre was bought by the French government in 1986, becoming the second Comédie Française hall on April 9th, 1993.
In recent mont...