Electro-Voice kicks in for A Chorus Line

An Electro-Voice XLVC line array amplified this year’s sold-out Stockerau Open Air Festival in Vienna, Austria, which featured a production of the hit Broadway musical A Chorus Line.
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An Electro-Voice XLVC line array amplified this year’s Stockerau Open Air Festival in Vienna, Austria. This year’s sold-out event featured a production of the hit Broadway musical A Chorus Line, starring Alfons Haider and directed and choreographed by Mitzi Hamilton. Sound reinforcement was provided by MTR Productions, who has done so for the last several years. Work began three weeks in advance of the premiere, lead by MTR’s managing director, Thomas Millmann, and assisted by Thomas Hasenauer (technical support with Austrian Electro-Voice distributor Signal GmbH) and Jakob Ennser (system technician with Studio Friedrich). The team specified hangs comprised of eight XLD-281 elements on each side of the stage, with two Electro-Voice Xsubs reinforcing the bass. Four Xi1082 loudspeakers provided front fill, while two RX 112-75 and two ZX1 loudspeakers delivered foldback to the performers on stage. “The XLD system over the course of the six weeks once again demonstrated its reliability and acoustic class,” said Hasenauer. After several days of heavy rain, festival organizers moved the event indoors to Stockerau’s Festival Hall, where a temporary installation comprising eight Xi1082 and two Xi1152 loudspeakers from Electro-Voice enhanced the performance of the house system. “The festival, once again, was an enormous success,” reported Hasenauer. “Once again, the Electro-Voice equipment displayed the robustness for which it is famous. We have been doing this festival for several years now, and despite the large number of performances involved, we have not had a single system failure to report. That kind of consistency breeds confidence.” www.electrovoice.com



Electro-Voice on tour with Enrico

Enrico Brignano’s three-hour show combined cabaret, comedy and an 18-piece orchestra, for which Backstage PA chose an XLVC line array to maximize intelligibility and sound quality.


Jim Long clocks off at Electro-Voice

An Electro-Voice employee for more than 45 years, Jim Long (pictured) retired from the company in December after a hugely productive career in which he became one of the industry’s most respected individuals.