THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE (1858) - London
This is a model of the third and present theatre, which was designed by Edward Middleton Barry. This is a model of the third and present theatre, which was designed by Edward Middleton Barry. It was opened in May 1858. It was extensively modernised, refurbished and extended in the late 1999’s
The theatre only became known as “The Royal Opera House” in 1892.
The original theatre (Theatre Royal) was designed by Edward Shepherd, and was built with funds raised by the enormous success of the “Beggar’s Opera” by John Gay. It was opened in 1732 but Sadly the theatre was destroyed by fire in 1808. The second Theatre Royal was built and opened in September 1809, but it was to last a mere 47 years as once again fire destroyed the theatre in March 1856. The model is made of plaster with detail in etched brass, lead and beautiful hand-made rose coloured glass. .
Weight: 4 kg
Dimensions: 12"w x 8.5"h x 4"d
FLORAL HALL (1858) - London
This former Covent Garden flower market is steeped in history and atmosphere and is one of the focal points of the Royal Opera House. Like the main theatre entrance the Floral Hall was originally constructed in 1858, and along with the rest of the site was extensively refurbished in the late 1999’s. The floral hall is a stunning iron and glass structure and is one of the most impressive pieces of architecture in London! The model is made of plaster and a considerable amount of brass to replicate the ironwork. As with the model of the theatre entrance we have used rose coloured glass.
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Weight: 3 kg
Dimensions: 8.75"w x 8.5"h x 4"d
This Dual Model can also be purchased seperately
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