Since Ukraine became independent, every year more and more tourists from Western nations travel to Kiev, the national capital. As they are drawn to the city by the opera many visitors having a taste for classical music and theater novel into economical or Kiev hotels Kiev apartments.
Like other great European cities; Paris, Moscow, Vienna, Rome; Kiev has a long and distinguished history as an operatic center. The home of the opera in the nation’s is the Kiev National Opera House of Ukraine. This spectacular building is a Kiev landmark, and stands as a monument to Taras Shevchenko (1814 – 1861); the poet, artist and humanist who is an idol in Ukraine. The opera house is the first place to go as soon as they have checked into their accommodations in Kiev, for visiting fans of excellent music.
The Kiev National Opera House doesn’t possess a phantom such as the one in Paris – at least, not as far as anyone knows – but it does have a colorful past. The Kiev Opera group was formally created in 1867. It’s the 3rd oldest in Ukraine, after those of Lviv and Odessa. But Kievites additionally attended interpreted versions of Rossini’s “Barber of Seville”, and Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.” Subsequently on February 4, 1896, a fire destroyed the theatre and with it went one of the biggest music libraries in Europe.
Work soon began on the present opera house, that was completed in 1901. It instantly became a favorite place for many of the greatest opera stars of the day. It was also the scene of a real life tragedy. During an intermission, Ukrainian Prime Minister Peter Stolypin was assassinated in the opera on September 1, 1911.
The Kiev National Opera House of Ukraine is regarded as among the most esteemed in Europe. Victor Aleksandrovich Shreter designed it. The exterior is in Neo-Renaissance style, while the interior is a classical style called Viennese Modern. The stage is hailed as among Shreter’s greatest accomplishments. It’s one of the largest in Europe, and meets the best standards of engineering that is theatrical. The building was designed by Shreter with whole appreciation of the needs of both performers as well as the audience. He incorporated architectural ideas that range from the medieval time of the Kievan Rus, up to the modernist 20th century.
Step from your Kiev resort for an evening at the opera, and you can see and hear the works of the opera world’s allstars: Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Lysenko, Rossini, Verdi, and many more. The opera’s playbill contains over fifty performances. Your night in the Kiev National Opera House of Ukraine will certainly be a memorable experience.