The actual Théâtre National de l’Opéra Comique, a national historical monument, was reconstructed in 1898 by the architect Louis Bernier, after the previous building was destroyed by a fire.
In recent years, it has undergone an ambitious renovation plan in different steps that includes:
- the orchestra pit ;
- the interior acoustics of the audience chamber ;
- the acoustical design of a chandelier for dealing with the sound focusing problems and improve sound clarity at the parterre;
- the reconstruction of the rehearsal space located above the theatre.
And, more recently:
- the total refection of the theatre’s air-conditioning system ;
- the renovation of the audience chamber’s interior architecture;
- the restauration of the historical foyers and administrative spaces;
- the clean-up of the façades.
Studio D A P was in charge for the acoustic design of this ambitious renovation.