Lviv State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after Solomiya Krushelnytska



ID number:
08206
Title:
Lviv State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after Solomiya Krushelnytska
City:
Subject:
Square, theater, monument, avenue, buildings, architecture, transport, lanterns, people
Creator:
Leonid Zapadenko
Publisher:
Unpublished resources
Date:
1960-1965
Format:
11х17 cm
Copyright:
Leonid Zapadenko
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The Lviv State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater was built in 1897-1900 under a project designed by architect Zygmunt Gorgolewski. The building is erected in historicist style and influenced by the so-called Vienna Neo-Renaissance. The monumental theater building has occupied a key position in the architectural ensemble of the city’s main avenue created in the late 19th – early 20th century.

The monument to V. I. Lenin was erected in front of the entrance to the Opera House at the intersection of Hetmanski Waly and the park-garden located in the center of First of May Street (the central street of the city, from 1855 on called Karla Ludwika Street, in 1919 renamed Legionow Street, from 1959 on known as Lenina Boulevard, and in 1991 renamed Svobody Boulevard). The monument was the work of Moscow sculptor Serhii Merkurov (1881-1952), and architects V. Sharapenko and S. Frantsuz. The square in front of the Opera House was organized according to the project by architects Ivan Persykov and M. Yurchuk. A public meeting devoted to the unveiling of the monument to Lenin in Lviv was held on January 20, 1952.