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
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