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Architecture of Theaters & Opera Houses - Chapter Summary
This chapter examines theater and opera house architecture. As you progress through this series of bite-sized lessons, you'll explore facts related to several famous theaters and opera houses located around the world. The chapter is available to access 24/7, and we've included short self-assessment quizzes to help you reinforce your understanding of the material. You can also submit questions to our expert instructors if you have any. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to explain the histories and architectural styles of the following buildings:
- La Scala Opera House
- The Teatro di San Carlo
- The Teatro Colon
- The Royal Opera House
- The Bolshoi Theatre
1. La Scala Opera House: History & Facts
The La Scala opera house is one of Italy's most famous buildings. In this lesson, we'll explore the history and influence of this building, and consider what it means to Milan today.
2. Teatro di San Carlo: Architecture & History
Opera houses were major projects for European architects. In this lesson, we'll look at one that set precedents for generations to come, and see how the Teatro di San Carlo influenced the world of opera.
3. Teatro Colon: Architecture & History
There are many great opera houses in the world, but one of the undisputed best is the Teatro Colon. We'll check out this theater and look at its somewhat tangled history of design.
4. The Royal Opera House: History & Architecture
Opera houses have long been important structures for architects to showcase their talents. In this lesson, we'll examine the long history of the Royal Opera House and see how it came to be.
5. Bolshoi Theatre: History & Ballet
The Bolshoi Theatre holds an important place in the history of ballet and opera. In this lesson, we'll explore the long history of this building and the companies who perform here.
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