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Old September 1st, 2012, 01:14 AM   #21
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Old September 1st, 2012, 03:31 PM   #22
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The National Opera of Warsaw is grand but are they going to do anything about the disaster that the surface parking lot is in front of it? It really ruins the whole sight. They need to transform the square into a real square again.
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Old September 1st, 2012, 04:46 PM   #23
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Hoftheater in Kassel, Germany

1910

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Old September 2nd, 2012, 12:42 AM   #24
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so what happened to it? Destroyed in WW2?

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The National Opera of Warsaw is grand but are they going to do anything about the disaster that the surface parking lot is in front of it? It really ruins the whole sight. They need to transform the square into a real square again.
Agreed, that parking lot is a disaster. And when I was in Warsaw it didn't look like it was being used by that many people?!
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 02:25 AM   #25
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 09:49 PM   #26
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so what happened to it? Destroyed in WW2?
Unfortunately, yes.

1943

www.lagis-hessen.de

1949

www.deutsches-blankwaffenforum.de

What they replaced it with:

www.flickr.com/photos/jenspletsch/7341780844/
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Old September 6th, 2012, 10:14 PM   #27
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Stadttheater in Cottbus, Germany. A beautiful Jugendstil building.


http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?...20101107182218
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Old October 20th, 2012, 05:51 PM   #28
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Alexandrinskiy Drama Theater, St. Petersburg, Russia

http://www.alexandrinsky.ru



http://www.piter-arch.ru/gallery/objects/138.jpg


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Old October 20th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #29
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Mariinskiy Opera and Ballet Theater (formerly Kirov Theater), St. Petersburg, Russia
http://www.mariinsky.ru


http://www.ilovepetersburg.ru/sites/...y_teatre_3.jpg


http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3800/...31_f8171341_XL
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Old October 20th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #30
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Bolshoy Theater of Opera and Ballet, Moscow, Russia


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Old October 21st, 2012, 03:30 PM   #32
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wait..

Why some operas and theaters have the same sculpture? I mean the horses etc. can someone explain me please what does this means?
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Old October 21st, 2012, 04:31 PM   #33
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in 1991 a big fire destroyed the theatre







after 5years of works the theatre has been completely rebuilt as before and today is beautiful




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Old October 21st, 2012, 08:40 PM   #34
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Teatro la Fenice, Venice.

Also destroyed by a fire in the 90's and later rebuilt.

front (not so interesting):

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La Fenice di eric ..., su Flickr

back:
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riflessi notturni di paolo dell'angelo, su Flickr

interior:

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Teatro La Fenice, Venezia, Italia di Batistini Gaston, su Flickr
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Old October 21st, 2012, 08:45 PM   #35
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Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza


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The Teatro Olimpico ("Olympic Theatre") is a theatre in Vicenza, northern Italy: constructed in 1580-1585, it is the oldest and first enclosed theatre in the world. The theatre was the final design by the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and was not completed until after his death. The trompe-l'œil onstage scenery, designed by Vincenzo Scamozzi, to give the appearance of long streets receding to a distant horizon, was installed in 1585 for the very first performance held in the theatre, and is the oldest surviving stage set still in existence.
The Teatro Olimpico is, along with the Teatro all'antica in Sabbioneta and the Teatro Farnese in Parma, one of only three Renaissance theatres remaining in existence. Both these theatres were based, in large measure, on the Teatro Olimpico.
Since 1994, the Teatro Olimpico, together with other Palladian buildings in and around Vicenza, has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto.


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Teatro Olimpico Stage - Vicenza - Palladio di jordy1985, su Flickr

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Old October 22nd, 2012, 06:55 PM   #36
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wait..

Why some operas and theaters have the same sculpture? I mean the horses etc. can someone explain me please what does this means?
Good question and very observant of you.

With the flourishing of classical-style theatres during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries came the embelishment of classical detailing. That is references in sculpture to ancient Greek and Roman mythology and the arts. What you see represented on these old theatres is a homage and allegory to mythology and the arts of classical times, which western theatre is based on.

Different statues of gods have particular meaning with Apollo featuring prominently as the god of music, as well as the Muses and other references. There's even a theatre in this thread that's named after one of the muses: Thalia. As for the horses, they are usually in a set of four and are known as a quadriga. they symbolize victory and fame and are a feature of grand neoclassical architectue.

In short, the classical featues of theatre buildings are a carved allegorical homage to the origins of western theatre. They are a part of the 'drama' and excitement you would expect from visiting such a place.

A theatre that has been well-designed with the right architectural balance of form and decoration can be grand and imposing, yet intricate and beautiful at the same time.
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Old October 27th, 2012, 08:54 AM   #38
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Mariinskiy Opera and Ballet Theater (formerly Kirov Theater), St. Petersburg, Russia
http://www.mariinsky.ru


http://www.ilovepetersburg.ru/sites/...y_teatre_3.jpg


http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3800/...31_f8171341_XL

I have seen pictures of this before. It is very beautiful, intriguing and elegant -not like any other building I have seen. And the interior design is sumptuous and rich, and all of it is in harmony.

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Old October 31st, 2012, 12:04 AM   #39
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Teatro la Fenice, Venice.

Also destroyed by a fire in the 90's and later rebuilt.

front (not so interesting):

image hosted on flickr

La Fenice di eric ..., su Flickr

back:
image hosted on flickr

riflessi notturni di paolo dell'angelo, su Flickr

interior:

image hosted on flickr

Teatro La Fenice, Venezia, Italia di Batistini Gaston, su Flickr
I like the classic simplicity of the facade of La Fenice. At night the theatre has a magical atmosphere being situated by a canal in the world's most romantic city. Not even this very good photo can do justic to that. Without doubt one of the most beautiful theatres anywhere.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 04:02 PM   #40
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Opera House of Strasbourg (France)

I just made a short translation of Opera House chapter from this French website: http://www.archi-strasbourg.org.
The direct link to the chapter.



The Opera House in 1845.


After Strasbourg bombings (Franco-Prussian war 1870), the Opera House was destroyed.


Opera House destroyed (view 1).


Opera House destroyed (view 2).

After Franco-German treaty of Frankfurt (1870), Strasbourg was annexed to Germany. The German autorities decided to rebuild the Opera House.



Opera House, front of building facade (close to 1900).


Opera House, building back (close to 1900).


Opera House, front of building facade (2006), copyright: burckel roland


Opera House, back building (2006), copyright: burckel roland



Opera House, additional building (added close to 2000), copyright: burckel roland


Opera House Interior (2006).
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