Surprisingly for me, this architectural monument actually is not an architectural monument yet. It was constructed from 2006 to 2011 on the place of a park according to a project of a Moscow architect, Aleksey Denisov, as a musical theatre. Now its full formal name is the Astrakhan State Theatre of Opera and Ballet. The architectural style of the building is called as Russian or Merchant one. This style can be seen in many old buildings in Astrakhan, including those in Astrakhan Kremlin. The address of the theatre is Maksakova Street, 2.
The first informal concert was on November 2, 2010 with ”Norma”. The regular performances started three days ago (November 30, 2012) with “The Queen of Spades”. Maybe because the new theatre was built in an old style, this old opera was performed in a completely modernistic style.
GPS coordinates: 46.359306 Lat, 48.042907 Long, -20 m
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janjan1897 (1975) 2012-12-02 12:38
This theatre is truly a nice piece of architecture, and your vantage point shows it off to great advantage. The white building contrasts so beautifully with the green roofs and cloudy blue-grey sky and the perfect sharpness reveals many fine details. The image is perfectly framed and beautifully lit, too. Thanks for your interesting informative note.
tedesse (25133) 2012-12-02 12:49
Excellent point of view and composition showing the beauty of the architecture, New State Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Great colors and excellent sharpness.
mkamionka (31955) 2012-12-02 13:43
beautiful building in an attractive style. It is nice to hear that it is actually a modern building and that nowadays people create also good looking and stylish buildings.
Great presentation from a good angle and in a great light,
Very well done,
kwekwekan (1078) 2012-12-02 18:47
Nice presentation of this interesting piece of architecture. Good clarity, colour saturation and contrasts.
shevchenko (18892) 2012-12-02 19:53
What a beautiful architecture that combined old and new elements, I like the artistic white walls in traditional style and the nice colouful glass windows and roof tops in modern style, tidy shot to frame the magnificent theatre, distinct image, well done.
pajaran (54125) 2012-12-02 22:16
Lep pogled na kucu teatra i opre, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Nice view of the house theater and opera, and with a given data ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, well demonstrated.
Have a nice and successful day.
All the best in the new week that started.
kordinator (19840) 2012-12-02 23:49
Impressive new architecture in your capture.
I watch as the building and to hear excerpts from the opera "Queen of Spades".
Culture is a very important factor in the modern life of the people.
Great sharing and thank you for that.
Fantastic images of high quality.
Fis2 (88763) 2012-12-03 2:33
Fantastic building, beautiful architecture.
Excellent POV and composition.
I like light and colors.
Very well done!
John_F_Kennedy (43353) 2012-12-03 7:06
The opera is of course very photogenic and you found a splendid light. Wonderful composition, very good POV, lovely colours.
danos (89617) 2012-12-03 12:47
a really brilliant new building with its architectural style to steal the show.
I like the excellent presentasion,the light management with the superb surpness to brings out the details of it.
A fascinating diamond for the city.
npecanhuk (69120) 2012-12-03 17:24
What a wonderful building!
I love its architectural details and colors!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent here!
TFS - congrats,
ourania (35009) 2012-12-04 12:22
a wonderful presentation of the new musical theatre that proudly displays all the characteristics and allure of the old style. You have given excellent perspective to your composition and the tight frame works very well too. The viewer gets captivated by the perspective, the sharp details, the luminous white and the combination of colours. I like very much how you have captured all the splendour of the white tones and rretained subtle variations in the other colours. Congratulations and thank you! All the best, have a great evening,
krzychu30 (15510) 2012-12-05 0:06
beautiful,impressive-that´s only few words come to my mind to describe this extraordinary Theatre and Opera.Unbelievable it was finished in 2011.Looks very stylish and impressive.The perspective you chose seems to be the best to show us the whole glory and beauty of this building.Outstanding quality and strong,well-saturated colors.
Have a nice day
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-12-06 5:02
Ola Sergiy ,
Que lindo estes edifício moderno com este tipo de arquitetura detalhada , muito belas as janelas com os arcos , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
adramad (39770) 2012-12-07 9:40
A flawless composition of this beautiful new building of the Opera Theatre.
Beautiful glass windows which match with the green roof. Good perspective that gives the building a composition.
Splendid lighting and sharpness, for this beautiful work.
Have a nice weekend.
siolaw (38292) 2012-12-08 23:38
An impressive building, perfectly framed without disturbing distotions of verticals. Expo and sharpness are spot on.
sacavem (18614) 2012-12-19 7:08
Very beautiful and attractive picture and wonderful architectural details.
The colours of the picture are really beautiful. Very good work. Thanks for posting
jmdias (58131) 2013-01-11 0:45
curious modern building with an old style, reading your note I think it isn't a rebuilding of a demolished monument. very nice angrle, light and sharpness. nice job.
Didi (58416) 2013-01-11 7:43
This is the best position for taking a picture of a building because we are able to appreciate the architecture volume.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-16
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Kharkiv - Caucasus - Kharkiv
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-02 12:03