Defining Spaces for Expression
in the 21st Century
"One of the best hall in Switzerland, maybe Europe"
Cecilia Bartoli and Maxim Vengerov, February 2018 - GoOut
“Judging by a recent performance with piano accompaniment of Cellia Costea’s “Vissi d’Arte” from Tosca, the theater’s acoustics are excellent. RPBW’s first opera house design promises to be a smashing success.”
Victoria Newhouse – Architectural Record September 2016
"The acoustics, and much of everything else at Tippet Rise, were masterminded by director and conjuror-in-chief Alban Bassuet, who channelled the Halsteads’ fantasies into wood, gravel, pipes and power. They wanted rolling hills; he looped the roads around them. They wanted the ideal venue for chamber music; he started with the dimensions of the music room at Esterhazy, the palace in rural Hungary where Haydn spent much of his career. They wanted big sculptures; he made sure they could be built."
Ariella Budick - Financial Times
"The Olivier Music Barn is a masterpiece of understatement – warm, reverberant and luminous – providing ideal acoustics for performers as well as an audience."
Michael Webb - MARK magazine September 2016