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Old May 22nd, 2007, 09:31 PM   #21
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Zurich Opera House (Opernhaus Zürich) is an opera house which has been the Zurich Opera’s home since 1891. It seats 1,100 people.

The original 1834 theatre, the Aktientheater, burnt down in 1890, and the company then moved to the re-built theatre, named the Stadttheater Zurich. Existing as the city’s main performance space for drama, opera, and musical events until 1925, this theatre was renamed as the Opernhaus Zürich and a separate playhouse was built.

By the 1970s, the Opernhaus was badly in need of major renovations; when some considered it not worth restoring, a new theatre was proposed for the site. However, between 1982 and 1984, rebuilding took place but not without huge local opposition which was expressed in street riots. The rebuilt theatre was inaugurated with Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and the world première of Rudolf Kelterborn’s Chekov opera Der Kirschgarten.

As restored, the theatre is an ornate building with a neo-classical façade of white and grey stone adorned with busts of Weber, Wagner, and Mozart. Additionally, busts of Schiller, Shakespeare, and Goethe are to be found. The auditorium is built in the rococo style.


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Old May 22nd, 2007, 11:28 PM   #22
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That Valencia one is gorgeous!

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Old June 29th, 2007, 03:29 PM   #23
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The one in Valencia is Amazing!!!! The Opera House in Dresden (GERMANY) is really really beautiful and Madrid Opera House with the Palace in front is one of the best.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 12:26 PM   #24
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Have you guys heard of the Phantom of the Opera?

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Old August 29th, 2007, 12:29 PM   #25
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Copenhagen's

The Royal Opera
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The New Opera
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Royal is wonderful. I dislike the new one.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 05:12 AM   #26
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Modern opera house under construction in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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Old September 7th, 2007, 09:39 AM   #27
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This is the most important one:

Teatro alla Scala (Milan)

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Old September 7th, 2007, 09:48 AM   #28
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Copenhagen:

The Royal Opera house
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The New Opera house
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Old September 7th, 2007, 12:32 PM   #29
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Ankara Opera House

Built between 1933-34. First erected as an exhibition house, the building was later converted into an opera building. Therefore it is relatively small and inadequate. There are plans of building a bigger and more modern opera house in Ankara.

The design was the result of an international competition held in 1933. In the competition announcement it stated that the design had to be in the "modern style". 62 entered the competition from both Turkey and abroad. In the end, the Italian architect Paolo Vietti Violi and Sevki Balmumcu were left, but Violi's project was reckoned to be far too expensive and it was Balmumcu's project that was finally chosen. At a time when most of the large public projects in the newly founded Turkish Republic were undertaken by foreign architects, that a Turkish architect could come first in an international aroused a great deal of excitement, but the conversion of the building into an opera house, quite at odds with its original function, by Paul Bonatz at the end of the 1940s caused an equally intense reaction. This turn of events so seriously upset the original architect Sevki Balmumcu that his professional career was brought virtually to an end.

Balmumcu's project consisted of a long building running parallel to the street balanced by two blocks placed perpendicular to it. The two narrow sides were rounded while the horizontal impression was strengthened by a band of windows above and below. The three vertical installation towers over the entrance created an asymmetrical balance with the vertical mass. The interior was designed with different floor levels and mezzanines. The architecture was dominated by an approach of great simplicity and purity. The Exhibition House stood as a modernist icon on the Atatürk Boulevard, while, at the same time, appearing, from the functional point of view, as a symbol of the progressive ideals of the Turkey of Mustafa Kemal.







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Old September 7th, 2007, 12:35 PM   #30
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Scala Theatre is the greatest...
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Old September 7th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #31
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Chernivtsi Opera house, not as grand as the ukrainian big three, but still nice
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Old September 7th, 2007, 05:01 PM   #32
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our opera houses can not comparable with any of these, most of you have got prfect stuff there.
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Scala Theatre is the greatest...
Perhaps, yet way down south in Palermo, the Teatro Massimo is more majestic and beautiful imho. But of course considered less important to Milano's Teatro alla Scala.


















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Old September 7th, 2007, 05:44 PM   #34
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our opera houses can not comparable with any of these, most of you have got prfect stuff there.
Come to think of it, I've seen beautiful old-style Turkish palaces, mosques and other buildings, but not theatres. Are there classical-baroque or other old-style theatres in Turkey?
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Old September 7th, 2007, 08:48 PM   #35
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our opera houses can not comparable with any of these, most of you have got prfect stuff there.
Yep. Ours is far the least attractive among those.

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Come to think of it, I've seen beautiful old-style Turkish palaces, mosques and other buildings, but not theatres. Are there classical-baroque or other old-style theatres in Turkey?
Modern theatre understanding come to Ottoman at 1839, stayed as an entertaintment habbit of palace for a while. In those times, they built temporary threatre halls in Çırağan and Dolmabahçe Palace. When we check the public, Turkish Theatre culture had various kinds but all were played outside in streets, circles etc. But in 1860's the western style also attracted Turkish artists. They created and played first plays without the help of the sultan. Therefore no big and fancy theatre building got built. There might be small ones. Theatre halls mainly started to be built in Turkey after Republic. Almost all of them are modern style. Even the first ones of early eras of republic with some classical impression are pretty sleek because of the architectural habit and relatively small because of economical reasons of those times.

Two Examples of Early Republic Era. There would be other small halls with classic style in some other buildings.

Public House of Ankara - 1927
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Old September 8th, 2007, 05:22 PM   #36
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The Public House of Ankara is quite grand and beautiful...

Anything in Istanbul? I'm sure I saw a famous old thetre in Kadıköy or somewhere?
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Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
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The Opera in Budapest,exterior

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Old September 9th, 2007, 01:13 PM   #39
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wow Budapest!
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