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OPERA IN THE BARN

A general-purpose old barn that first opened in 1928 as a hockey arena is now a temporary home for both the Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet.
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A general-purpose “old barn” that first opened in 1928 as a hockey arena is now a temporary home for both the Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet. To provide sound reinforcement for both companies while the Seattle Center Opera House is being transformed into the new Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, the Seattle Center Sound Department, headed by Richard Erwin, has installed a new sound system in the aging Mercer Arts Arena. Based around a Yamaha PM-1D, the system includes speakers from JBL's Custom Shop, Yamaha 01V digital mixers, Crown Macro-Tech amplifiers and dbx DriveRack digital processors.