In 2010, the main guest at the Louvre Museum is Patrice Chéreau.

During the month of November 2010, several shows involving theatre, dance and opera songs were programmed :

  • ‘Rêve d’automne’, written by Jon Fosse, Patrice Chéreau Director, produced by the Théâtre de la Ville
  • Wagner Wesendonck Lieder, sung by Waltraud Meier, from the Salle Murillo to the Grande Galerie, with 3 pianos
  • Dances choreographed by Mathilde Monnier, Thierry Thieu Niang and Boris Charmatz,
  • Readings by Romain Duris and Patrice Chéreau.

In order to ensure the success of the project, the Denon Pavillion has undergone important temporary modifications and arrangements. Total priority has been given to natural acoustics, with the purpose of increasing the clarity and definition of sound, without affecting the natural, highly reverberant, ambience of the place. The task was particularly difficult considering that the mid-frequency reverberation time was over 6 seconds. This has been possible thanks to the following:

  • Careful arrangement of overhead acoustic reflectors
  • Disposition of acoustically absorbing surfaces in chosen areas of the Denon Pavillion such as the upper volume and the back wall

This project was the subject of a press article at ‘Actualité de la Scénographie’ (juin 2012).