Re-opened in 2007 after several years of intensive reconstruction, the Opera House is the jewel of Odessa architecture and cultural life and the top attraction in town. The Opera House was built on the grounds of the first Odessa city theatre, built in 1809, but unfortunately burnt down in 1873 due to a defect the gas lighting. Today`s building opened in 1887 and was constructed according to plans of famous Vienna architects Ferdinand Fellner & Hermann Helmer. The historicism like, neo baroque style building presents its interior in Rococo manner. In niches are busts of Mikhail Glinka, Nikolai Gogol, Alexandr Griboyedov and Alexander Pushkin. The marvelous central chandelier has a weight of two tons. The paintings are illustrating works of William Shakespeare. There are recorded ghosts and several secrets in Odessa Opera, the acoustic for the 1507 guests is phenomenal. Here, P. I. Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Anna Pavlova or Isadora Duncan performed. Come to see and enjoy “Sleeping Beauty", "The Nutcracker", "La Traviata", or "Don Quixote". Please accept the dress code: Visitors wearing shorts, t-shirts, vests, clothes and shoes for sport and beach are not admitted to the theatre. Children under seven years cannot enter evening performances, but are certainly welcome into auditoriums for the children`s performances.
Tchaikovsky Lane 1, Odessa, Tel. +38 48 7405147
Tickets (Box Office): daily 11.00 – 15.00, 15.30 – 19.30; performances: Tue – Sun daily 18.30, Mon closed