Opera House Museum Bayreuth

Opera House Museum Bayreuth

Project Details

12. April 2024
Sein & Schein GmbH
Opernhausmuseum Bayreuth
Markgräfliches Opernhaus
Opernstraße 16
95444 Bayreuth

Project Description

Baroque opulence, modern design, densely packed knowledge transfer and, last but not least, doing justice to Margravine Wilhelmine and the UNESCO World Heritage Site – these were the goals that the lighting designers at Sein & Schein Company had in mind when designing the Redoutenhaus. Thanks to close and early collaboration with the exhibition designer Valentine Koppenhöfer (szenographie koppenhöfer), the architect Patrick Tetzlaff (Sichau and Walter Architects) and the curators of the Bavarian Palace Administration (Dr Cordula Mauß, Maria Blenk, Florian Schröter and Tanja Kohwagner-Nikolai), this was achieved so successfully that the project received the German Design Award 2024.

Starting in the foyer with its stylised, effectively illuminated brass curtain, visitors enter the exhibition via the stairwells as if through a light lock. The exhibition rooms could not be more different, and light plays a central role in each one; as a graphic, linear element to create a trompe-l’oeil effect (optical illusion), to make brass surfaces sparkle and draw attention to small-scale exhibits or bring large-format paintings to life. The chronological history of the opera house’s use is depicted using light lines and gobo projections of the year dates. Eight PHOS 15 projection systems are used for this.


Lighting design:
Sein & Schein GmbH

Exhibition design:
Valentine Koppenhöfer

Patrick Tetzlaff (Sichau and Walter Architects)

Bavarian Administration of State Palaces, Gardens and Lakes

Eva Maria Fischer

Sein & Schein / Derksen Lichhtechnik