nedeľa, 10. apríla 2011

THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE




THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE







The magnificent Royal Opera House is actually
the third theatre built on the Coven Garden site.
Both the previous theaters were destroyed by fire,
a serious hazard in the era before electricity.
 
Work on the third and present theatre started in
1857 to designs by E.M.Barry and the new building
opened in May 1858 with a performance of Meyerbeer’s
Les Huguenots

In 1892 the teatre was renamed the Royal Opera House.

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I was very glad to received the tickets for
the excellent performance
 
SWAN LAKE
of P.I.Tchaikovsky








The famous music was originally performed
with different choreography
and found little acclaim at its premiere in 1880.

It was really a great evening...










8 komentárov:

  1. fantastic .a truely beautiful building
    and a very interesting post
    i would love the chance to go there one day :)

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  2. That is a really great ballet performance.
    One of my favourite. I saw it also in Moscow some years ago.
    Wish you a great time in London

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  3. I'm Jelous. :-)
    That is great, Viera. I love "Swan Lake", so to see it where you saw it would be truly excellent. :-)

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  4. Thank you for all your lovely comments...It was really a nice evening....Actually it was a gift for my oncoming birthday, because it was a last performance of Swan Lake this season...:-) Further performance is in the month
    September...

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  5. Thank you for all your lovely comments...
    It was really a nice evening....
    Actually it was an early gift for my oncoming
    birthday, because it was a last performance
    of Swan Lake this season...:-)
    Further performance is in the month
    September...

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  6. How lucky you were, Viera! Anticipating the celebration of your birthday, Lol!

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  7. what a great ballet performance & architecture of the building!Thanks for sharing this lovely post.

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