Um Porto para o Mundo

Stagecom with D.A.S. systems provide superb sound for "Um Porto para o Mundo" in Portugal





The "Um Porto para o Mundo" event was recently celebrated in the beautiful Portuguese coastal city of Vila do Conde, near Porto. This outdoor theater performance –which documents the city’s historical relationship with the sea– was brought to life with professional sound systems from D.A.S. Audio’s ample catalog of products.

The show was performed in Vila do Conde’s marina with a replica of Nau Quinhentista, an exact reproduction of a sixteenth century boat Portuguese explorers used on their adventures, as the backdrop.

The sound system for this unique event was supplied and installed by Stagecom, Lda., a company that also participated as an event partner and sponsor in collaboration with the city of Vila do Conde and the Lafontana theater company. Pedro Cardoso led the technical team from Stagecom, an Avitel Group brand.

The technical team brought in systems from D.A.S. Audio’s Aero Series 2 for the main PA used during the spectacular "Um Porto para o Mundo" performance. Six Aero 12A powered line array systems were deployed for the show, augmented by four high-performance LX-218A powered subwoofers for the crucial low-frequency punch. System management and control was handled by a D.A.S. DSP-2060 digital signal processor.

"Um Porto para o Mundo" was a massive undertaking, involving the participation of over 250 people between actors, stage managers, technical staff and volunteers. The event depicted the clear ties between the sea and the historical tradition of Vila do Conde over the centuries dedicated to shipbuilding, navigation and fishing.

The event was hugely successful and garnered widespread acclaim from both event organizers and participants. Comments by Vila do Conde’s Mayor sum up the spirit of the performance. “This magnificent play showcases the identity of Vila do Conde and its deep ties to the river and sea in a playful way, but not without historical and scientific accuracy”.

The Mayor also commented on the size and quality of the show. “Portugal has never celebrated such a large show like this before. Its massive success and the excellent response from the public ensure that it will continue over the years to come”.


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