Lviv National Academic theatre of opera

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28 Svobody Avenue, Lviv, Ukraine
0322 356 586

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Lviv's OPERA HOUSE , with its stunning main facade, is unique in that it is built on top of a river. The Poltva River flows beneath the stage and continues through the center deep beneath the asphalt.

By the end of the 19th century, Lviv was a bustling city eager for a European class theatre. The project was put up for tender and many top European architects made a bid. It was Polish architect Zygmunt Gorgolweski, who proposed the idea of burying the small river beneath the Opera. His plans also included using a concrete foundation, a first for Europe. With anxious but optimistic trepidation, city planners agreed and the Opera House was built in 1900. The structure began to sink right away, but eventually settled in the decades that followed.

The Opera House boasts a 90-piece symphonic Orchestra, more than 40 world-class opera soloists, a choir and a ballet troupe.

A bit about Lviv

A city in Western Ukraine, LVIV or LVOV is regarded as one of the main cultural centers of Ukraine. The historic center, with its old buildings, survived the Second World War and Soviet presence, largely unscathed. Lviv is home to many world-class cultural institutions, including the famous Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet. The Historic City center is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Lviv is located approximately 70 km from the Polish border, one of the reasons our VT Group made a side trip here ( June 2, 2010). Thanks Matt (Matcrazy1) and Urszula for making this trip possible.

Also,I want to thank Victor (HunterV) for coming many hundreds of miles and many hours by train just to visit with our VT Group in Lviv. In my opinion, it was the absolute highlight of our Lviv experience. You are such a kind and gentle man, who helped us all in so many ways.
Lviv Opera House
Svobbody Prospekt - Freedom Avenue
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