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Opera is nice: photo description (L'opera de Nice)

Nice Opera, would have done honor to any city. There are presented their world premiere of Hector Berlioz and Jules Emile Frederic Massenet here was conducted by Johann Strauss and was listening to Opera the Emperor of Russia Alexander II. On the local scene sang Montserrat caballé, josé Carreras, Placido Domingo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

In 1776, this place has a home theatre Maccarani. It was called "the little wooden theatre" - the building was not made of stone. In 1826 the city bought the building in order to build an Opera in the Italian style.

Project neoclassical building of the Royal theater was designed by architect Benedict Brunate. For a sample, he took the Teatro San Carlo in Naples - without seats, with several rows of boxes. Luxury curtain created by the artist Jean-Baptiste Biscarra. However, all this magnificence pleased the citizens for almost fifty years: March 23, 1881, during a performance of "Lucia di Lammermoor" on the stage flashed the flame: it is believed that there was a gas leak, which then worked the lights of the ramp. In seconds the fire spread to the curtain, the lights went out in the dark was a panic, which killed more than two hundred people. The monument to the victims stands at the Castle cemetery in nice.

The fire destroyed the theatre to the ground. In 1882, the municipality decided to restore it, which was invited by the architect Francois He. A disciple of Gustave Eiffel built a building that looks traditional, but the inside is strengthened with powerful metal construction. A new horseshoe, were planned, spacious hall, accommodating more than a thousand spectators. Artist Emmanuel Costa painted the huge ceiling mural of mythological subjects. The building two facades: the Northern, with the main entrance facing the street Saint-françois-de-Paul, and the South seaside This-Uni.

The new theatre was opened on 7 February 1885 with a performance of "Aida" by Giuseppe Verdi. It is here that the lovers of France first saw and heard "Force of destiny" Verdi, "Lohengrin" and "the Rhine Gold" of Richard Wagner's "Eugene Onegin" by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

In 1902, the theatre got its current name - the Opera of nice. Today it is full of the most modern theatrical equipment, a restored. Here regularly Philharmonic orchestra of nice, which is considered one of the best orchestras of France. Each season the theatre gives around one hundred performances of the highest quality. It should be in a city where the streets bear the names of Paganini, Verdi, Berlioz, Gounod, Rossini, and where even the hospital is named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.