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date: 21 November 2019

The Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napocalocked

  • Irina Boga

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Romanian opera company, lyric theatre, and ballet. The building that houses the opera was built between 1904 and 1906 by the globally renowned Viennese company Fellner & Helmer, which specialized in designing and building opera theatres in a slightly Baroque Secession style. Architecturally, the building presents similarities, both interior and exterior, with the other 48 theatres built by the same company, e.g. the foyer is similar to that of the Karlsbad Theatre (Karlovy Vary), and the towers are similar to those of the National Theatre in Sofia. The building is considered part of the Romanian national cultural heritage and is classified as an historical monument, specially protected by UNESCO.

The Opera was first founded on 18 September 1919 at the same time as the National Theatre and the Music Conservatory through the decision of the Directorial Council, an executive branch of the Great National Romanian Council, founded for the administration of Transylvania....

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