‘Les liaisons dangereuses’ on stage at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munchen, with NRG 1201

A modern opera composed out of a successful and controversial novel set in the France of 18th century – painting an abrasive view of the debauchery of French aristocracy just before the revolution – was staged at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich. It’s the case of ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’, written by Laclos in 1782; the Staatstheater in fact commissioned composer Marc Schubring and writer Wolfgang Adenberg to create a musical opera based on the ‘Liaisons’.
Being a novel on relationships and characters, a great attention was put on transmitting the ever changing mood to the audience.
Set designer Rainer Sinell created a revolving platform that evoked the changes of location, adding a few elements to an almost empty stage, such as a large gilt-framed, hinged mirror that allows the audience to view the action from above.
Lighting Designer Michael Heidinger set up a 35-meter long, vertically movable light ring around the stage, that included 12 x D.T.S. NRG 1201 LED moving heads.
Michael Heidinger said: “The scene changes were indicated by color changes. Venues, space, time of day and emotions were conveyed through the lighting design.”

  • Event‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’
  • VenueStaatstheater am Gärtnerplatz
  • LocationMunich, Germany
  • Lighting DesignerMichael Heidinger
  • Product involvedNICK NRG 1201