As Creative Director, Steve Barakatt will supervise the conception of the facilities, the production of the permanent shows, innovative entertainment contents as well as the establishment of new partnerships for the creation of a world-class experience.
“We are proud to welcome a leading, internationally renowned Canadian artist as Creative Director,” said Groupe Dallaire CEO Michel Dallaire. “The large scope of Barakatt’s expertise combined with his extensive network around the world will allow us to create top quality entertainment content to be presented in the arts center, on the public place and on the top floor observatory.”
The main multi-platform Arts Center will feature a high-end natural acoustic environment in addition to a state-of-the-art high definition amplification system allowing multidisciplinary artistic productions to be presented and streamed live with the highest quality sound, staging, and visual effects.
The stage will accommodate up to 150 performers, and a built-in recording studio having the world’s largest recording room will fulfill all music production needs for films and video games.
“This considerable investment by the private sector in the establishment of a major innovative platform for creation and dissemination is fantastic news,” said Steve Barakatt. “I am thrilled to be part of this amazing project, which will transform and enhance the cultural scene in Quebec and Canada.”
The construction of Le Phare is planned for 2019 and the project represents an investment of $ 755 millions.