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RUS: Prolyte At The White Nights Festival

For the most prestigious musical event of the year, you don’t want to take chances. That’s why StagePro works with Prolyte to stage the performances for the Classic Music on Palace Square festival, including the acclaimed opera star Anna Netrebko.

From late May to early July the nights are bright in St. Petersburg, this period is called the white Nights (Beliye Nochi), a curious phenomenon caused by St.Petersburg’s very northerly geographical location. It’s also the period that St. Petersburg organizes one of the largest festivals in its kind, dedicated to music, opera, ballet, film and outdoor celebrations, like the Scarlet Sails, a tall ship and fireworks show along the Neva.

The Stars of the White Nights Festival is considered among the ten best music festivals in the world today and among the most popular and diverse musical events in Russia. Running alongside all these festivities is the Classic Music on Palace Square festival, which is part of the official “Day of the City” celebration, promoted by Oasis Company. This years’ festival kicked off with a performance of Anna Netrebko, on the Hermitage Square.

Whitenights_BodyStaging professional, StagePro, were asked to design and provide the staging for this prestigious event. StagePro has wide experience as staging company, building on long-term cooperation with both its customers and suppliers, such as Layher and Prolyte. They can boast a wide experience in large events, such as the Scarlet Sails, St. Petersburg Economic Forum and the White Nights.

For this particular event StagePro designed a stage based on a Prolyte ST roof system, with measurements of 20 x 28 metres, a transparent roof and two side stage wings. A huge chandelier decorated the mid stage area, giving it a dramatic look and feel.

StagePro owns a large stock of Prolyte equipment, as Alexander Korchagin, Managing Director, comments: “We have worked with Prolyte equipment for many years, I’m still convinced it’s the best brand in the market. My crew really likes working with Prolyte, the fit is perfect and such a complex system as this roof can be built in a record time. We just can rely on it to perform”.