Antique architecture, which was dominated not only by the construction of residential buildings, squares, temples and technical works, but also by the construction of natural theatres and amphitheatres, dates back to the 6th century AD. In the following period of medieval architecture, the construction of monasteries, castles, chateaux again dominated, and it was also the period of the founding of the first medieval towns. It was not until later in the modern age, around the 17th century, that, in addition to sacral buildings such as churches and monasteries and residential buildings for the nobility and ruling families such as mansions and palaces, began to build theatres and opera houses. In this section, we will introduce to you the most architecturally interesting theatre buildings and opera houses, as well as galleries and museums that were built in Europe during this period.
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Which world-renown theatre features a Marc Chagall painting on the ceiling above the auditorium?
Royal Opera House, London
State Opera building in Vienna
Paris Opera – Garnier
How many curtains are there between the auditorium and the stage at the National Theatre in Prague?
4 - white, blue, red, a purple
3 - iron, painted, and red velvet
2 – iron and dark blue
Which opera premiered in 1869 at the State Opera building in Vienna?
Mozart opera Don Giovanni, personally attended by Emperor Franz Joseph I. with his wife Sisi.
Puccini opera, Madame Butterfly, personally attended by king Luis XIV
Verdi opera, La Traviata, personally attended by king Charles IV