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Opera Theaters of Ukraine

Welcome to the mysterious and solemn, bright and noisy world of Ukrainian opera theaters. Great stages, huge halls, a wealth of architecture, sculptures and paintings, wide stairs, long corridors and wall paintings — all these are the creations of the best architects, sculptors, and artists.

Solomiya Krushelnytska Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre
Lviv, Lviv region

The main facade of the theater is a kind of emblem and architectural landmark of the city of Leo.

The theater was built with elements and forms of Renaissance and Baroque architecture, or in the so-called Viennese pseudo-Renaissance. The architect was Sigmund Horholevskyy, who is known for his monumental structures in Poland and Germany.

Olha Kobylianska Chernivtsi Academic Regional Ukrainian Musical and Drama Theater
Chernivtsi, Chernivtsi region

This grand Renaissance building was designed by Viennese architects Fellner and Gellner, who built 43 theaters in Europe.

Masters from different parts of the Austro-Hungarian Empire were invited to furnish the facade and interiors.

Odesa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater
Odesa, Odesa region

Odesa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater is one of the most prominent architectural landmarks in Ukraine, as well as one of the most beautiful theaters in the world. The theater building is listed among the unique monuments of Eastern Europe.

From the first years of its existence, the opera house has been the center of Odesa's musical and social life.

Kyiv National Academic Operetta Theater
Kyiv, Kyiv region

This elegant building, which is considered to be the cradle of the Ukrainian theater has been standing at the corner of Zhytomyrska and Velyka Vasylkivska streets, in the city of Kyiv, for over a hundred years now. The house was called the Troitskyy People's House and was built upon an initiative of the Kyiv Society of Literacy for Charity under the project created by the provincial architect Hennadiy Antonovskyy.

National Opera House of Ukraine named after Taras Shevchenko
Kyiv, Kyiv region

The National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater of Ukraine named after Taras Shevchenko is a wonderful building in the historic center of Kyiv, built in the style of the French Neo-Renaissance, which is considered one of the architectural landmarks of the capital of Ukraine.

Opera Theaters

This is a virtual journey that allows a viewer to enjoy unique architecture of opera houses of Ukraine, to visit a backstage, to feel the spirit and atmosphere of mystery of theater and even to visit the places which are usually closed to the visitors. So, let’s begin. Opera theaters have always been the germs of European culture. These are the places where music, literature, acting and unique architecture are intertwined. It is a place where people come for emotions and where the lines between different styles, genres, ages and language are blurred. Opera has always been a model of the most emotional spectacular theatrical performance. A key role in this place has always been played by singers, choir, orchestra and conductor. 

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