Photographer's Note

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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Additional Photos by Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1978 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
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