The Bayerische Staatsoper or Bavarian State Opera is one of the world’s most renowned opera houses, steeped in the tradition and history of Munich. Annually it offers over 350 ballet and opera shows. To meet the demands of an ever more digital age in which the public expects to be entertained to the highest level, the Bavarian State Opera decided to invest in professional, powerful projection.

After the Opera had seen Barco in action at another theater, they were enthusiastic about the projector’s ease of use, silence and outstanding image quality. As such, Barco installed three of its three-chip DLP SLM R12+ projectors in its theaters. The SLM boasts a light output of 12,000 ANSI lumens, and has a long-standing track record of reliability due to its easy serviceability and solid, unwavering lens holder.

In addition, the Opera also replaced its big spotlight with the extremely bright projection of a three-chip DLP FLM R20+ unit in a rear, ceiling-mounted setup. The FLM has a dazzling 20,000 lumens light output bright enough to project clearly even in luminous environments, and possesses a liquid-cooled, sealed optical engine that not only reduces noise levels, but also prevents dust from entering the projector. This strongly increases the projector’s lifetime, and also reduces the FLM’s servicing needs drastically.

Together, the SLM and FLM projectors light up the stage in, crisp vivid colors and with moving images, in ways more dynamic than classic lighting could have ever achieved.