Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Margravial Opera House Bayreuth - GERMANY - UNESCO #1379

Look at this amazing opera house... if the acoustic are half as good as the looks, watching to a opera show here must be an unforgettable experience! This is the first time I read something about Bayreuth opera house (and about the town itself, I confess), but now I'm really looking forward to go there one day. Thank you very much Daniela, this card is beautiful (and I'm really glad you've chosen a Bayreuth stamp). As for my collection, 161 down, 820 to go. This postcard took 2 days to arrive!
UNESCO #1379 - Margravial Opera House, Bayreuth - GERMANY
A masterpiece of Baroque theatre architecture, built between 1745 and 1750, the Opera House is the only entirely preserved example of its type where an audience of 500 can experience Baroque court opera culture and acoustics authentically, as its auditorium retains its original materials, i.e. wood and canvas. Commissioned by Margravine Wilhelmine, wife of Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg–Bayreuth, it was designed by the renowned theater architect Giuseppe Galli Bibiena. As a court opera house in a public space, it foreshadowed the large public theaters of the 19th century. 


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