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  Sydney Opera House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The roofs of the House are constructed of 1,056,000 glazed white granite tiles, imported from Sweden.
The Sydney Opera House can be said to have had its beginning during the late 1940s in the endeavours of Eugene Goossens, the Director of the NSW State Conservatorium of Music at the time, who lobbied to have a suitable venue for large theatrical productions built.
During the construction of the Opera House, a number of lunchtime performances were arranged for the workers, with Paul Robeson the first artist to perform at the (unfinished) Opera House in 1960.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sydney_Opera_House   (2433 words)

  
 Royal Opera House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The letters patent remained in the possession of the Opera House until shortly after the First World War, when the document was sold to a north American university library.
After a revealing TV fly-on-the-wall documentary, The House, that coincided with the run-up to the rebuilding (and closure) of the Opera House during Jeremy Isaacs' tenure as general director, it was evident that much effort was required to revitalize the finances and prospects of the Opera House.
The opera house was used for shots in the movie The Fifth Element.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Royal_Opera_House   (1896 words)

  
 Opera houses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An opera house is a building where operas are performed.
The venues are usually constructed specifically with opera in mind, although other performing arts may be performed there.
Opera houses are listed by continent, then by country with the name of the opera house and city; the opera company is sometimes named for clarity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Opera_house   (457 words)

  
 24-7 guard for Opera House - smh.com.au
The Opera House sails will be guarded 24 hours a day, seven days a week after two protesters climbed to the top of one and painted "No War" before being arrested yesterday.
The incident is an embarrassment after security was upgraded at the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge last November because of the growing risk of terrorist attack.
Opera House chief executive Norman Gillespie said the extra guards had been decided on following a security review in the wake of this morning's incident.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/03/18/1047749748004.html   (460 words)

  
 Lyric Opera House
For opera, because of its smaller size, they believe it to be superior to Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
Operas and Broadway plays and musicals are among a long list of featured events at the Lyric.
Baltimore¹s Lyric Opera House has a steady stream of great moments since 1894 and will continue to be the cultural and entertainment capital of the state of Maryland.
www.lyricoperahouse.com /history.html   (1099 words)

  
 Eureka County, Nevada -- Official Home Page
While the Eureka Opera House is more than 120 years old, its facilities for conventions and meeting are brand new with all of today's conveniences.
The historic elegance of the Eureka Opera House, including chandelier, curtain, wood floors and horseshoe balcony, have been preserved for your pleasure.
That elegance of the Opera House was appreciated in the mining town of Eureka in the 1880s and early 1900s, and you will appreciate it, too.
www.co.eureka.nv.us /opera/opera01.htm   (395 words)

  
 english information
Many participants in the international contest announced on 30 January 1858 for the expansion of the inner city of Vienna planned the new opera house to be near the Kärntnertore, thus close by the theatre it was to replace, which indicates a strong tradition of opera-awareness.
Criticised was the style: for in 1861 the opera house had been started in a romantic concept, which however, at the latst in 1865 had been replaced by the monumental conceptions of the strict style of historicism.
Following the destructions of the opera house on 12 March 1945 due to the effects of war, a completely different opinion emerged during the lengthy discussions on the reconstruction.
www.wiener-staatsoper.at /Content.Node2/home/eninfo/2172.php   (345 words)

  
 Lebanon Opera House Home Page
The newly refurbished, air-conditioned and very comfortable Lebanon Opera House is a wonderful 800-seat theater off the green in the heart of Lebanon, New Hampshire.
The auditorium has a small stage which gives one a sense of homey comfort, seats that are thickly cushioned, and the acoustics of a hall that is well-suited for opera.
Opera fans in Boston who make the trip will not be disappointed with the venue.
www.lebanonoperahouse.org /home/home_main.asp   (121 words)

  
 Royal Opera House: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The beggars opera is a ballad opera, a satiric play using some of the conventions of opera, but without the recitative....
It performs operas in their original language and relies on guest artists to play the principal roles in all performances, EHandler: no quick summary.
The english national opera (eno) is londons second opera company, after the royal opera at covent garden....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ro/royal_opera_house.htm   (2102 words)

  
 Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House must be one of the most recognisable images of the modern world - up there with the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building - and one of the most photographed.
The Opera House is situated on Bennelong Point, which reaches out into the harbour.
The skyline of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the blue water of the harbour and the Sydney Opera House, viewed from a ferry or from the air, is dramatic and unforgettable.
www.acn.net.au /articles/sydneyoperahouse   (670 words)

  
 Manitou Opera House
The Manitou Opera House, built in 1930 with Arts and Crafts influenced architecture, has a proscenium stage, a partially sloped auditorium, and a four-step balcony.
Owned by the Town of Manitou, the Opera House is managed by the Opera House Management Committee, a group of community volunteers.
The Manitou Opera House Foundation exists to raise funds to continue the process of upgrading and maintaining this Municipal Heritage Site.
www.cici.mb.ca /manitouoperahouse   (246 words)

  
 Grand Opera House Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In case of fire, the fire drop was lowered instantly, thus sealing the stage house from the auditorium.
The entire balcony was distinguished by a marvelously patterned wrought-iron railing, whose curved shape echoed the sinuous forms that marked the interior of the Grand Opera House.
While the Rothenbergs eventually won the case, the Depression had begun, Plaza Amusements had declared bankruptcy and the Grand Opera House was closed.
www.meridianms.org /2000project.htm   (1259 words)

  
 The Cheboygan Opera House
The Opera House, originally constructed in 1877, played an important role in the history of the colorful lumbering era in Northern Michigan.
Twice ravaged by fires and rebuilt in 1888 and 1903, the facility now harmoniously houses its original combination of City Hall, Police Department, Fire Department and the 582 seat Opera House.
The Mission of the Cheboygan Area Arts Council is to promote and encourage cultural and educational activities within the Straits Area of Northern Michigan, and to provide services that stimulate and encourage participation and appreciation of the arts within all segments of the community.
www.theoperahouse.org   (174 words)

  
 Opera House
The Adams Memorial Opera House is located in downtown Derry, and operated by the Greater Derry Arts Council.
The Opera House is air conditioned, handicap accessible and seats up to 350 patrons.
The Opera House directly benefits by new heating and air conditioning systems, an elevator, a new electric service, a sprinkler system, new rest rooms, and new dressing rooms.
www.derryarts.org /amoh.htm   (264 words)

  
 Woodland Opera House SHP
The Woodland Opera House was declared a California State Historical Park in 1976 and donated to the state in 1980.
The interior of the Opera House was painstakingly restored to the grandeur it enjoyed at the turn of the century; careful attention was paid to reproduction of the wall paper friezes, paint colors and carpeting.
Please be advised, Woodlands Opera House SHP is one of the few California State Parks that does not accept the Annual Day Use Pass.
www.parks.ca.gov /default.asp?page_id=488   (466 words)

  
 Grand Ledge Area Chamber of Commerce - Opera House
by purchasing a new replica of the Opera House
The Grand Ledge Opera House is unique in the Greater Lansing area combining Victorian charm with modern facilities.
Join the Friends of the Opera House at any of these tax-deductible levels and be a part of the exciting effort to preserve our past and enhance the life of the community.
www.grandledgemi.com /operahouse.htm   (714 words)

  
 About The Abbevile Opera House
The Opera House remained a movie theater until the late fifties, when it joined many other grand "movie houses" who were losing money and were forced to close.
Ten years later, A.C.T. visualized the potential in the abandoned Opera House and mounted a community-wide campaign as the first step in restoring this grand old theater.
Today the Opera House is fully restored to its turn-of-the-century condition with two exceptions - the addition of air conditioning and rocking chair seats.
www.abbevillecitysc.com /history/about.aspx   (738 words)

  
 Welcome! - The Earlville Opera House: A Multi Arts Center
The Earlville Opera House presents a diverse series of performances in the theater from May through October.
The Earlville Opera House also features two Art Galleries that present 10 to 15 exhibitions annually.
The Earlville Opera House is located on Route 12B just 5 miles south of Hamilton, NY – home of Colgate University.
www.earlvilleoperahouse.com   (370 words)

  
 Barre Opera House - Historical Downtown Barre; Shows, Concerts, Community Events
This century-old theater is the cornerstone of history and culture in the heart of downtown Barre, VT - granite center of the world.
The Opera House hosts 70-100 events each year - from local theater and arts organizations to internationally renowned musicians and dancers.
Opera House is home to the Celebration Series, a 6-8 event series running from September to May featuring some of today's hottest performers.
www.barreoperahouse.org   (170 words)

  
 Welcome to the Historic Claremont Opera House - Claremont, NH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Our hope is that it helps you answer any questions you might have, as well as entice you to come experience the magic that is the historic Claremont Opera House.
With its sterling acoustics, great site lines (the furthest seat is only 65 feet from the stage), and its warm, inviting Victorian era charm, the Opera House adds to any experience of seeing and hearing your favorite performances.
Built in 1897, we are a classically built structure fully restored to its original grandeur, but also a modern facility enjoying the amenities required in today's world including handicapped accessibility with an elevator, and listening devices for the hearing impaired.
www.claremontoperahouse.com   (196 words)

  
 Kennedy Center: Virtual Tour of the Opera House
The Opera House is the second-largest theater in the Center, with 2,300 seats.
Over the years, the Opera House has welcomed dozens of the world's great dance and opera companies and has hosted some of the most important artistic events of the last quarter century.
With this opera, Mozart returned to the opera seria form so loved by the eighteenth-century aristocracy, composing a score full of noble music and virtuoso singing.
www.kennedy-center.org /about/virtual_tour/opera.html   (265 words)

  
 The New Israeli Opera
Since that time, many opera companies from all over the world have performed in guest productions in our opera house.
The major artistic aim of the New Israeli Opera has always been to presentopera as a dramatic-theatrical art form and to widen its audience base.
From the beginning the New Israeli Opera has been a company built by pioneers struggling to realize their artistic dreams in a nation still unborn - a tale of love, hope and despair which finally put Israel on the international opera map.
www.israel-opera.co.il   (250 words)

  
 The Historic Sheridan Opera House - Telluride, Colorado
The Sheridan Arts Foundation and the Sheridan Opera House have become indispensable threads in the arts and cultural fabric of the Telluride community.
Preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community.
The Sheridan Opera House was built by the Telluride miners in 1913 as a Vaudeville Theater and cultural center, attracting variety shows, orchestras and touring theater companies.
www.sheridanoperahouse.com   (178 words)

  
 Opera House Theatre, Manchester
After his visit last year to the Opera House, Ross Noble was a big hit, so much so that he's been given six nights in a row to do his show.
Strauss’s light-hearted opera set in late 19th century Vienna combines a cast of colourful characters with some of opera’s most popular musical moments in a story of love, laughter and sweet revenge.
Snow White at the Opera House, Manchester is the perfect winter warmer for Christmas.
www.manchestertheatres.com /operahouse.htm   (2546 words)

  
 The Grand Opera House presents live theater in Dubuque, Iowa
Be proud to associate your ad with the Grand Opera House, and its over 1,700 volunteers.
The Grand Opera House is the oldest theater in Dubuque and was built in 1889-1890 at an estimated cost of $65,000.
Your sponsorship will be publicized in all Grand Opera House advertisements and will appear on the new lighted sign outside of the theater.
www.thegrandoperahouse.com   (357 words)

  
 The Metropolitan Opera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sounds, images and text illuminate the sweep of Met History from the formation of the company in 1880, the first performances in 1883, through to the conclusion of the 2003-04 season.
Designed to entertain and inform, this story of The Metropolitan Opera is told with text, photographs and designs; brief audio clips offer tantalizing glimpses of great artists and refer the listener to the original recordings.
Search through this up-to-date chronicle of every Metropolitan Opera performance since 1883 for complete information on all performers, operas and ballets at the Met.
www.metoperafamily.org /metopera/history   (106 words)

  
 Hudson Opera House
The Hudson Opera House offers a year-round schedule of arts and cultural programming, community events, classes, exhibitions, and more.
Hudson Opera House, Inc., founded in 1991 by Hudson and Columbia County residents, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community by restoring the historic and architecturally significant Old City Hall—long known as the Hudson Opera House—as a cultural and civic center for Hudson and the surrounding region.
The Hudson Opera House provides free or low-cost cultural offerings every week of the year.
www.hudsonoperahouse.org   (157 words)

  
 Gravenhurst Opera House Welcome Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Gravenhurst Opera House continues to be one of Gravenhurst's most important attractions and the home of many great musical and theatrical performances of the past 100 years
Over the years many well-known performers have appeared on the Opera House stage.
The Opera House should be the community's living room, with events and activities to attract people with tastes, interests and cultural preferences.
www.gravenhurst.ca /townOffice/operaHouse/welcome.htm   (170 words)

  
 Opera House at Enosburg Falls, Vermont
As one of your goals for 2003, please consider Membership in the Friends of the Opera House at Enosburg Falls and/or volunteering your time to help us achieve our mission to ensure that the Opera House is preserved, maintained, and used as a cultural center for the benefit and enjoyment of the entire community.
The Opera House was once the cultural center of many Vermont counties.
Anyone interested in using the Opera House for weddings, performances by theater groups, or other community activities can call or email the Opera House at 802-933-6171 or info@EnosburgOperaHouse.org.
www.enosburgoperahouse.org   (504 words)

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