S’Carlos, Lisbon

Date 1940
Location S’Carlos Opera House, Lisbon, Portugal.
Number of Dimmers 108
Configuration 3-manual, curved stop-keys.
Notes First used for the reopening of the opera house on 1st December 1940. The performance was a new opera Don Joao IV, with lighting by Fred Bentham. The console is preserved at the Museu Nacional do Teatro Lisbon (see Adam Harrison, ‘A Light Console in Lisbon’, Sightline 32/2, Summer 2009, pp.29-32).
References Fred Bentham, Sixty Years of Light Work, pp.118-133.Adam Harrison, ‘A Light Console in Lisbon’, Sightline 32/2, Summer 2009, pp.29-32.
Pictures There is a photo from the Fred Brown collection at the Strand Archive here.

David Wyld, who operated the Palace Theatre, Manchester Light Console, provided this image of the S’Carlos console in the Museu Nacional do Teatro Lisbon:

The San Carlos Light Console