Odessa Opera Theater
The presence of the movie theater in the city of Odessa began from the very first days of the city’s foundation. The Opera & Dancing Theater is entitled to be called the elder amongst a multitude of cultural organizations. Odessa strived for the right of building the theater in 1804, and also in 1809, it was currently developed. On the10th of February 1810, the sneak preview occurred – the Russian troupe by Fortunatov organized a one-act opera by Fralih “A New Family” as well as a vaudeville “A Consolating Widow”. Yet, however, in 1873 an old building was scorched. As well as it was charred totally. The restoration was out of the concern. It was a misfortune, which was resented by one circumstance – no one struggled with it. It was recommended to draw up a draft of a new city theatre to Vienna architects F. Fellner Y. Helmer. Eleven years have actually passed given that laying of the first block right into the foundation of the new movie theater structure. As well as the theater opening occurred on the 1st of October 1887. The structure of Odessa Opera and also Dancing Home was satisfied in the style of Vienna “baroque”, which was the primary in the European art from completion of the XVIth up to the middle of the XVIIIth century.
There is a sculptural team over the front, depicting one of the muses – a patron of art- Melpomene. She is sitting in the chariot, harnessed by the four angry panthers, which were subdued, her. A little lower there are sculptural groups from the ancient mythology subjects. At the bottom, near the main entry, on the high pedestals, 2 sculptural teams are established, objectifying Comedy and Tragedy: on the left – a piece from the misfortune by Euripi “Ippolit”, on the right – an episode from the comedy by Aristophanes: “The Birds”.
Along the pediment of the structure in the bays of the top circle the breasts of the great Russian art & literary works creators. Pushkin, Glinka, Griboyedov, Gogol are placed. The most lovely part of the structure – is its hall. Its architecture is preserved in “Rococo” style.
It is luxuriously decorated by various shaped accessories, with the fine gilt. The ceiling is of a unique passion. 4 images by Lefler in the type of a necklace (medallion) remain in its basis. The scenes from the works are Shakespeare: “District”, “A Desire in the Summertime Night”, “The Winter months Fairytale” & “As You Like It”, is portrayed on them. A large chandelier in the facility of the ceiling strikes by its drake of tracery information. There are many different stucco moldings in the hall and in all the circles.
The modeling in the circles is met with a special grace. Side entrance halls and along the stairs, causing the boxes. All type of lampions, candlesticks and also bronze baroque inlays are originally as well as inventively made. Maybe, in any of the movie theaters, there is no so tastefully made curtain, outlined by the popular staged painter – Golovin. The area of the stage is 500 Esq. The one-of-a-kind acoustics permits to supply also a whisper from the phase to any kind of component of the hall.
The Movie theater itself is interesting not just by our architecture, however by its rich imaginative biography. The wonderful advantage in the advancement of musical culture in the south of our nation belongs, to this cinema. P.Tchaikovsky, N.Rimsky-Korsakov, S.Rachmaninoff, Ezhen Izai, Pablo Sarasate and others did their jobs. There appeared on the phase the actors, that proclaimed the home art/ the excellent vocalists: Fyodor Chaliapin, Solomiya Grushelnitskaya, Antonina Nezhdanova, Leonid Sobinov, Tito Ruffo, Battistini, Jeraldoni sang below, Anna Pavlova, the initial world ballet-dancer, had actually been dancing right here. In 1926 the cinema was granted the title of “Academic”. The movie theater ballet team consists of 50 individuals.
Among them such Thankful ballet dancings of Ukraine as Andrey Musorin and also Yelena Kamenskih – the participants of the Goodbye Scenic Tour of Rudolf Nureyev, and others. “Jizelle”, “Resting Beauty”, “Nut-Cracker”, “Don Quixote”, “Chopiniana”, “Un Ballo in Maschera”, “Hunchback Equine”, “Carmen-Suite” are in the collection of the theatre. The ballet professional dancers were exploring in Canada, Japan, Vietnam, Ceylon, China, Hungary, Bulgaria, Finland, South Korea, Italy, Spain, and Portugal – with Maya Plisetskaya and also in Indonesia, Switzerland, Sweden and various other nations. The opera singer’s troupe contains 40 individuals. They are Nationwide musicians of Ukraine – Lyudmila Shirina, Anatoliy Boyko, Anatoliy Kapustin and also Vladimir Tarasov, the Honored musicians of Ukraine: Anisimova Tatyana, Irina Berlizova and Nataja Yutesh, Pavel Yermolenko, Laureates of International Contests. Viktor Mityushkin, Shalva Mukeria, Natlja Shevchenko, Ruslan Zinevich as well as others.