Teatro Amazonas, Manaus (Brazil)

Teatro Amazonas, Manaus (Brazil)

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 18:07
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Teatro Amazonas is an opera house located in Manaus, in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil. The Amazon Theater, or Amazonas Opera House, was inaugurated in 1896, has 700 seats and was constructed with bricks brought from Europe, French glass and Italian marble.

Teatro Amazonas is an opera house located in Manaus, in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil. The theater was inaugurated on December 31, 1896, with the first performance occurring on January 7, 1897, with the Italian opera, La Gioconda, by Amilcare Ponchielli.

The Amazon Theater, or Amazonas Opera House, was inaugurated in 1896, has 700 seats and was constructed with bricks brought from Europe, French glass and Italian marble.

The theater is the location of the annual Festival Amazonas de Ópera (Amazonas Opera Festival) and the home of the Amazonas Philharmonic Orchestra which regularly rehearses and performs at the Amazon Theater along with choirs, musical concerts and other performances.

The theater's architectural style is considered typically Renaissance Revival. The roofing tiles were imported from Alsace, the steel walls from Glasgow, Scotland and the Carrara marble for the stairs, statues and columns, from Italy. The dome is covered with 36,000 decorated ceramic tiles painted in the colors of the national flag of Brazil.

The theater's interior furnishings came from France in the Louis Quinze style. Italian artist Domenico de Angelis the Younger painted the panels that decorate the ceilings of the auditorium and of the audience chamber. The curtain, with its painting "Meeting of the Waters", was originally created in Paris by Crispim do Amaral. The theater's 198 chandeliers were imported from Italy, including 32 of Murano glass.