Ivan Franko State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

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Ivan Franko State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre
City Theatre (other names: Opera, Grand Theatre, Opera House, Ivan Franko State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in Lviv, Solomia Krushelnytska State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in Lviv) has been the pride and one of the crucial visual points of downtown Lviv for over a century. For a long time the Skarbek Theatre provided for the needs of the viewers. The Skarbek Theatre was constructed in 1839-1842. The period specfied by Stanisław Skarbek's foundational deed ran out in 1892. The city council of the provincial capital city of Lviv passed a resolution in 1896 to build a new theatre, one that would correspond to the city's status, as well as to the ambitions of the city's residents. After many options were considered, it was decided to construct the theatre in Gołuchowskis Square. This led to a search for a solution to the issue of underground plumbing. The project was elaborated by the architect Zygmunt Gorgolewski, a professor and head of the Industry School, as well as winner of 2nd prize in the competition of construction projects of the Berlin Reichstag. Construction of the new theatre was undertaken by the company of architect Ivan Levynskyi in 1897-1900. The main, southern, façade faces the axis of the Hetman Bulwarks. It is richly decorated and crowned by a triangular fronton with bas-reliefs by Antoni Poppel. Above the fronton bronze winged allegoric figures by sculptor Petro Viytovych have been placed. The central figure is Glory with a gilded palm branch, to the left is Drama (with a mask), to the right – Music (with a lyre). A gallery with an arc covering, creates the rhythm of the second level. On either side of the gallery are allegoric sculptures of Tragedy (with a sword in hand) by A. Poppel, and Comedy by Tadeusz Barącz.
R. Yakymenko
R. Yakymenko
Center for Urban History of East Central Europe
Львів. Державний академічний театр опери та балету ім. І. Я. Франка

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ID: 02498
City: Lviv
Date: 1928
Format: 6х10 cm
Creator: Karl Auer
Publisher: Tadeusz Mankowski, Lviv 80 years ago
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Square, theater,transport, passers
ID: 11590
City: Horlivka
Date: 1900-1925
Format: Unknown
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Museum of the History of Horlivka
Subject: industrial landscape, theater
ID: 03216
City: Lviv
Date: 1903-1906
Format: 90x140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Stefan Wierusz Niemojowski, Lwow
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: City theater
ID: 13787
City: Lviv
Date: 1941
Format: Unknown
Creator: Wilhelm Demmer
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Dietrich Demmer
Subject: street, avenue, theatre, building, architecture, people, horse, snow, winter
ID: 05965
City: Lviv
Date: 1960
Format: 90x140 мм
Creator: J. Taborovskyi
Publisher: Ukrfoto, Kyiv
Copyright: Volodymyr Rumyantsev
ID: 00986
City: Lviv
Date: 1964
Format: 17х23 сm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Mykhailo Tsimerman
Subject: Theater, street, buildings, electric clock, people, car
ID: 05988
City: Lviv
Date: 1960-1965
Format: 10x15 cm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Volodymyr Rumyantsev
ID: 08006
City: Lviv
Date: 1955-1960
Format: 10x15 сm
Creator: Illya Pavlyk
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Oleksandr Korobov
Subject: Thater, Lesi Ukrainky street, Teatralna square, lanterns
ID: 03768
City: Chernivtsi
Date: 1910-1914
Format: 80х110 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Helmut Kusdat
Subject: Czernowitz, Theatre