- Posted August 8, 2012 by
The Odessa Opera and Ballet theater.
The first opera house was opened in 1810 and destroyed by fire in 1873. The modern building was constructed by Fellner and Helmer in neo-baroque style and opened in 1887.
The architecture of the luxurious audience hall follows the late French rococo style.The unique acoustics of the horseshoe -designed hall allows to deliver even a whisper-low tone of voice from the stage to any part of the hall.The most recent renovation of the theater was completed in 2007.
I had a chance to see this theater in 1978 and I was very impressed about its magnificence.