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Christie Roadster projectors deliver spectacular visuals for “The Magic Flute” opera performance in Korea

SEOUL, South Korea – (September 26, 2016) – Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world’s best visual and audio experiences, is mesmerizing audiences with a delightful visual spectacle during the enchanting fairy tale opera “The Magic Flute” (Die Zauberflöte) composed by Mozart, now playing at the Seoul Arts Center (SAC) until September 27, 2016.

This marks the second time that the Christie Roadster Series are deployed for this immensely popular opera show, which returns for another season after capturing the hearts of opera fans during its successful run in 2015. The performance stars world-class Korean singers such as Tenor Kim Woo-kyung (as Tamino), Baritone Kong Byung Woo (as Papageno), Soprano Chang Hae Ji (as Princess Pamina) and Bass Attila Jun (as Sarastro).

Photo credit: © Seoul Arts Center _ OPERA Die Zauberflote 2016

The amazing visuals have been made possible with four Christie Roadster WU20K-J 3DLP® projectors sponsored by Christie Korea, and installed by Christie’s Korean partner IMTEC for this opera performance. Two units have been deployed for rear screen projection while the other two projectors are used for projections on the front stage structure/ front curtain, and on the stage floor.

The results are bright, colorful and lifelike visuals that enhanced the overall quality of the 160-minute performance and heightened the audience’s enjoyment of this classic opera. Lively and flamboyant images displayed in the “garden” scenes, as well as visuals exhibiting outstanding detail and contrast in the darker “Temple” scenes help to immerse audiences into the story about Prince Tamino’s quest to rescue Pamina from the evil clutches of high priest Sarastro.

“We have been very encouraged by the overwhelming and positive response during last year’s show, and are pleased to return to the SAC for another run of ‘The Magic Flute’ that showcases remarkable visuals by Christie’s advanced projection technology,” said Min-Don Joo, Director, IMTEC. “The Roadster WU20K-J projectors have delivered exciting visuals that not only brought the various scenes to life; they also enabled audiences to better appreciate the opera performance. It is a wonderful combination of art and technology.”

Photo credit: © Seoul Arts Center _ OPERA Die Zauberflote 2016

The opera has been playing to enthusiastic crowds since its opening last Friday, with families flocking to the theater to experience Mozart’s whimsical and imaginative tale of good versus evil. It was performed bilingually with the singers reading their lines in Korean and singing the songs in German, so that children could better appreciate and understand the production.

Henry Khang, General Manager, Christie Korea, commented, “We are delighted to return as a sponsor of this much talked-about opera performance that’s ideal for the entire family; and are thrilled that audiences are captivated by the visuals displayed by our Roadster WU20K-J projectors. I would like to thank our partner IMTEC for a job well done, and would encourage more theater owners and performing arts groups to employ projection technology as a means to explore new possibilities and enhance audiences’ enjoyment of stage performances.”

Ideal for large venues such as concert halls and auditoriums, the Xenon-illuminated WU20K-J provides the most natural color accuracy and stability with the next level of technology, performance and flexibility. The additional standard features – an expanded lens suite and world-renowned Christie warranties, service and support – ensure the Christie Roadster WU20K-J provides high performance and more lumens per watt in the smallest chassis in its class.

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