The unique stage setting for Rea Garvey’s ‘Get Loud Open Air Tour’ by lighting and stage designer Christian ‘Rocket Chris’ Glatthor was singled out for the 2017 Opus Award. In 2018, the award went to designer JoJo Tillmann for his setting for the ‘Blossom Tour’ of Germany’s Milky Chance folktronica band. These are just two examples of the outstanding artistic work behind the use of professional event technology honoured annually by the presentation of Opus – German Stage Award – during Prolight + Sound, the Global Entertainment Technology Show in Frankfurt.

Now, entries are invited for the 2019 Opus Award and outstanding projects by individuals, teams or companies can be submitted at www.prolight-sound.com/opus until 18 November 2018. Until recently, the projects were proposed by an expert jury. Now, thanks to the introduction of an active entry system, a wide range of stage settings, including those by newcomers, have the chance to compete for the award and convince the judges.

The presentation of the Opus – German Stage Award – will take place within the framework of Prolight + Sound on 4 April 2019.

The Opus – German Stage Award – has been given for outstanding achievements in the fields of theatre and stage productions, live events and open-air events since 2002 and is one of the most coveted awards in the eventtechnology sector. The conceptual partners of this honorary award are the Professional Lighting & Sound Association of Germany (Verband für Licht-, Ton- und Veranstaltungstechnik – VPLT), the European Association of Event Centers (Europäischer Verband der Veranstaltungs-Centren – EVVC) and Messe Frankfurt. It is given annually in alternating categories by an expert jury comprising association members, experts, journalists and representatives of Messe Frankfurt.

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