"Royal Opera House"
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Is located in Covent Garden street-Floral street. Was built in 1732, not only for theater productions, but also for concerts. Was completely destroyed after the fires of 1808 and 1856, was rebuilt by Barry (his father built the Parliament).
Here in 1892 for the first time in the UK was performed grand opera of Wagner "Ring des Nibelungen" under the eminent composer Gustav Mahler.
The building is home for the royal permanent opera and ballet troupes. On it’s stage acts touring opera and ballet theaters from different countries. Many world stars appeared on this famous stage.
Luxurious interior of the theater, designed in a lush combination of red, white and gold colors. Extra fact : Hard to believe that in the years of the First World War the British government used this magnificent building as a warehouse.
In the years 1599-1613 it belonged to William Shakespeare. Was destroyed by fire in 1613. In 1614-1642 years was rebuilt after a fire, then was closed and demolished in 1644 by Puritans. In 1997 was built near the historical projects.
The roof was installed by the statue of Hercules, holding the brunt of the globe. Inscription over the entrance saying «Totus mundus agit histrionem» - "The whole world is playing a role."
Part of the audience is under the open sky, so the season is from May 19 to September 20. As historical, the modern theater has a thatched roof, becoming the first such building in London after the ban thatched roofs in 1666. Extra fact: In July 1613 the theater "Globe" was burned during the play "Henry VIII». The fire became from the theatrical cannon which misfired and gave lit wooden beams and roof of straw.
It is the largest theater in London. The building was built in 1904 and was equipped by Frank Metchemom with first revolving stage in London. Also for the first time in Europe was used the lift, and the hall could accommodate more than 2,500 people.
At first, there was a famous vaudeville theater, then in the sixties - the cinema. Now it is home to the English National Opera. The interior retains the features of the Baroque: massive crimson curtains and gilded stucco.
All the operas are performed in English. As the director's decisions are very unusual, it often becomes a target for music critics, although the skill of performers reaches the highest level. The audience at the Coliseum younger and more democratic than at the Royal Opera House, due to the relatively low cost of tickets.
Is the modern theater for modern productions, exhibitions, conferences and shows. It was opened in 2010. The construction cost £47,000,000.
Theatre is a model and a guide for the new theater architecture. It is fully electrified. It is not only the auditorium, but a number of related areas, including a cafe. It attracts lovers of novelty and experimentation.