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Odessa - In the world of music and theatre

The Odesa Opera Theatre – the music stark in stone

  • at 1 Chaikovsky Lane

Once Odesa was visited by the most prominent musicians of the world such as Ferenz Liszt and great conductors such as Chaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rakhmaninov and other past masters of classical music, who gave brilliant concerts in the city opera. And it was no wonder as in the XIXth century that the stylish and prestigious paid visit to the Odesa Opera and Ballet Theatre. Built in 1809 according to the specifications of Viennese architects Fehlner and Helmer, the Odesa Opera Theatre is still among the five most beautiful theatres in Europe. The theatre auditorium will surprise you with its incredible luxury. Its unique acoustics allows every spectator to hear even whisper on stage. But you will be even more impressed by the acting technique of the performers on stage, which had once heard the voices of such world-famous coryphaei of opera singing as Fedor Shalyapin, Solomiya Krushelnytska, Titto Ruffo, Battistini, Geraldoni. Also the Odesa Opera House witnessed performances of the world’s first ballet-dancer Anna Pavlova.

Odesa Theatres

The Odesa Musical Comedy Theatre

  • 3 Panteleymonivska St.

The V. Vasylko Ukrainian Musical Drama Theatre

  • 15 Paster St.

The A. Ivanov Odesa Regional Russian Drama Theatre

  • 48 Gretska St.

The Odesa Puppet Theatre

  • 15 Paster St.