Canadian Architect


A Sound Argument

The Design of the Proscenium Has a Huge Impact on the Perceived Scale of the Performers. the Frame, Ceiling, and Balconies All Play a Part in Reflecting Supporting Sound to the Audience. the Proscenium Arch Is Shaped to Project the Sound of the Singers in Preference to the Orchestra. This Illustration Maps the Intensity of Reflected Sound Energy From the Surfaces Around the Proscenium. Warmer Colours Represent a Higher Reflected Sound Intensity, Resulting in An Audible, Clear Sound Which Allows the Performers to Sing Very Quietly While Still Being Heard.