The National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine named after Taras Shevchenko, Kiev
Volodymyrska Street, 50, Kiev, Kyiv city, Ukraine
The National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine named after Taras Shevchenko - the largest musical theater in Ukraine.. The first permanent Kiev Opera Company, established in 1867, initially working in the premises of the City Theatre, built in 1856 by architect Strom. It has become one of the best in the Russian Empire, along with theaters in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In February 1896 there was a fire completely destroyed the building of the Municipal Theater, followed by a competition to design a new building. This competition was won by Russian project architect Viktor Schröter. Opera house was built in 1901. The external appearance of the building and decoration of the admiration. Four tiers, first floor, the amphitheater and the Opera House orchestra seating capacity of over 1,600 guests.. In 1988, the Kiev Opera House was renovated. The result has been increased in size and number of stage for rehearsals and dressing rooms, orchestra pit capacity was increased to 100 musicians. Also, the old organ was replaced by a new. Room equipped with the latest lighting and electronic equipment.. Today, the National Opera of Ukraine continues to be one of the most famous scenes of ballet and opera in Europe, along with the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg..