Poznań (Polish: Teatr Wielki im. Stanisława Moniuszki
w Poznaniu) is a neoclassical opera house located in Poznań, Poland.
It is named after famous Polish composer Stanisław Moniuszko.
Designed by German architect Max Littmann, and inaugurated in 1910
The Magic Flute
The Magic Flute (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), the Grand Theatre in
Poznań is a main opera stage in Greater
Poland Voivodeship currently
directed by Michał Znaniecki.
Its season runs from mid-September to mid-June and the company mounts
an annual "Festival Verdi" in October and "E. T. A. Hoffmann Festival"
in April, often with special guests.
The façade of the building is a huge portico that was built according
to the rules of classical architecture of ancient Rome. Dozens of
monumental steps are bordered by two sculptures: on the left, a woman
riding a lion; and on the right, a man handling a panther. At the top
of the staircase stand six massive Ionic columns with a triangular
tympanum surmounted by a Pegasus statue, a symbol of the building. To
the east is the former restaurant pavilion and to the west is a
separate entrance for the emperor. The interior consists of
beautifully decorated halls, foyers and other rooms, crystal
chandeliers, and rich wall decorations.
Homepage (Polish, English, German)
Coordinates: 52°24′36″N 16°55′03″E / 52.41000°N
16.91750°E / 52.41000; 16.91750
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