Printed on 15.12.2018
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National Opera House named after T. Shevchenko
There was the following essential reorganization of the theatre in 1934, when Kyiv became the capital of Ukraine.
On March 5, 1939 the Kyiv Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet was named after the great Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko on the occasion of the 125 anniversary of his birthday. In 1992 the Theatre had received the status of the National Theatre.
While in Kyiv, the Opera and Ballet House is a must to see. You will be impressed by the geat performances of the Ukrainian artists. The opera "The Fair in Sorotchintsy" with about 100 singers and 40 musicians, the ballet "Spartacus" with more than 80 ballet-dancers and other leave great memories.
The Ukrainian "Scheherezade" ballet is considered to be one of the best in Europe.
Admission: starts at 3 US dollars and up.
National Philharmonic Hall
House of Organ and Chamber Music
After the 1917 the Cathedral has been closed. During the World War II the building was vastly ruined. At some point, during Soviet times the Cathedral was even used as a KGB service building.
But after its restoration in 1979-1980, the Church was turned into the National House of Organ and Chamber Music of Ukraine. The stained glass windows of the building were manufactured in the Baltics, its stylish furniture was made in Lviv, and the high quality parquet is from Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast.
The big concert organ has been manufactured by the Czech company Riger - Kloss specially for the Cathedral Concert Hall. Unique architecture of the building has been organically combined with the unique instrument.
Kyiv ( Kiev ) State Operetta Theatre
For the first time the plays of a legendary producer and reformer of the theatre Les Kurbas were staged here as well.
The first premiere of the theatre was "The Bat" of Y.Strauss and the Ukrainian playes appeared in the repertoire a little later with the "Salesman of Birds" of K.Tseller. In 1966 the theatre got it's name of Kyiv State Theatre of Operetta under the leadership of producer Borys Sharvarka.
Kyiv State Theatre of Operetta is well know all over the world. Over the 72 years of its creative activities over 200 plays among which are classic operettas of E.Kalman, F.Lahar, Y.Strauss, Offenbach, musicals of F.Loew, I.Poklad, J.Gershwin, musical comedies and children performances of foreign and Ukrainian authors were staged at the theatre.
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