sobota 27. októbra 2012

The Opera House in Krakow

Krakow has a great new opera house and theatre complex than ranks with the best in Europe.
After many years of strenuous efforts, the opening of the Krakow Opera was on December 13, 2008. Krakow composer Krzysztof Penderecki's "The Devils of Loudon", directed by Laco Adamik, will be inaugurating the new stage at 48 Lubicz Street.
The modernistic building, already a fixture on the cityscape of Krakow, was designed by Krakow architect Romuald Loegler and his associates Piotr Urbanowicz and Grzegorz Dresler. Construction began in 2004. The claret-coloured walls of the opera house, the largest structure of the complex, with the Great Stage inside, are imposing to say the least.

The grey building with its semicircular roof is uncannily reminiscent of the old Krakow Operetta, thereby keeping alive the memories of local opera lovers. The building, which served as a horse riding school at the beginning of the twentieth century, has been incorporated into the modern Opera House in an especially creative way.

Recomendation : If would you know where the Opera House is situated, please ask the tourists...the best from Australia....because many local people couldn't tell us  how to find it...Maybe it was only a language problem....The young couple from Australia showed us the way to the Opera immediately...

Anyway I prefer the old historical building "Juliusz Słowacki Theatre" which is located in the center of the city…

             Photo by Fillipo Bianchi - He puts the camera on the roof of a blue car to obtain a water-like effect


This theatre, named after the great
Romantic playwright, Juliusz Slowacki,
was built in 1892 by the Polish
architect Jan Zawiejski.

The exquisite theatre was opened in 1893.
It's a miniature version of Charles Garnier's
famous Paris Opera House.

Nowadays  in a historical  building is playing  only drama...

2 komentáre:

  1. I also like the old theater better than the new one.

  2. The old theater is really stunning...

    Thank you for visiting Chris...