Opera House in Kyiv

Opera House in Kyiv

Photo: pinterest.comWith the beginning of a new theater season in September, «Destinations» would like to tell you more on one of the most beautiful opera houses in Ukraine. Opera Theater in Kyiv is the most spectacular neo-Renaissance building in Kiev; it combines many epochs and centuries — from golden-domed temples of Kievan Rus to the rhythm of modern buildings of the modern 20th century buildings.

Opera House in Kiev was constructed by Victor Schroeter, the outstanding architect, at the intersection of two busy roads in 1901. At that time opera house in Kyiv was the largest opera stage in tsarist Russia. Viktor Schroeter made sure that the building is convenient for both the artists and the audience, while offering its visitors exquisite interiors that are a fusion of classic style and so-called Viennese modern widely used in the majority of big European cities.
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Photo: National Kyiv Opera House web page
The Opera Theatre keeps delighting by its sophisticated interiors, grandeur and luxury. The foyer is decorated with huge Venetian mirrors; marble staircases are illuminated with luxurious porcelain lamps. Bronze, gilding and crystal are all over.

Photo: National Kyiv Opera House web page
Today the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Taras Shevchenko owns ballet and opera troupes, as well as a symphonic orchestra. The theatre successfully goes on tours to different countries. Repertoire of the theatre includes creations of Lysenko, Chaikovskiy, Borodin, Verdi, Puccini, Adan, Leonсavallo, Rimskiy — Korsakov, Mussorgsky and many other world-known composers.

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Photo: National Kyiv Opera House web page
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In the recent years, the theatrical life of Ukraine has substantially diversified. Ukrainian theater is now developing at accelerated rates, successfully making up what it missed on national opera scene. Opera Theater in Kyiv offers a rich program of international and Ukrainian opera masterpieces, making the night at the opera an ultimate Kyiv travel experience.

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