9 most interesting museums theater and opera

La Scala, the Vienna State Opera, the Comedie Francaise and other famous theaters that can boast their own exposures. 9 to your attention the most interesting museums with theater and opera, which are worth visiting.

Theatrical traditions have deep roots in many countries - and the same can be said about the theater-museum tradition. Many theaters in the era of classicism was considered important and prestigious to have their own archives and libraries. They eventually and laid the foundation of the first museum in the theater, which nowadays have become no less famous than the theater and opera, in which were created. This is not surprising, because these places are immersed visitors in a different era theater and reality, with its own characteristics and unique entourage - for example, in Moliere's theater, theater in the medieval Japan, African-American theater of the early XX century, and so on..

Library and Museum at the Comedie-Francaise (Paris, France)

9 most interesting museums theater and opera

How to find: Bibliothèque-Musée de la Comédie-Française, Place Colette, 1 and Galerie de Beaujolais, 98

Working hours: Monday 14.00-18.00 Tuesday-Wednesday 9.30 to 18.00, with a lunch break 12.30-14.00; prior approval is required to access the library

Admission: no fee

Museum Library at the Comedie Francaise in the first place all the library, which is aimed at specialists in the history of theater. But the museum side of its business is more attractive to the general public. Unfortunately, its own large exposition space it does not have, so the museum library holds regular visiting exhibitions, which are devoted to a particular aspect of the activities of the Comedie Francaise. Each such an exhibition - it is a real event. Collection, accumulated more than 3 in 30 years of existence, the theater includes sculpture, paintings, costumes, props and documents from different eras. For example, the current exhibition, which runs until November 17, is devoted to the work of stage designer Jean-Paul Shambasa.

The Museum at La Scala (Milan, Italy)

9 most interesting museums theater and opera

How to find: Teatro alla Scala Museum, Largo Ghiringhelli, 1

Open daily from 9:00 to 17:30 (lunch break from 12:30 to 13:30); Museum does not work on national holidays

entrance fee: adults - € 6, group - € 4 in human pupils - € 2, 5

In March 2013 it will be exactly a hundred years after the opening of the Museum at La Scala, one of the oldest such facilities in the world. Giuseppe Verdi, Gioacchino Rossini, Antonio Salieri - the names of many of the great composers and artists is inextricably linked to the La Scala. And the exposition in detail tells about the outstanding performances of his time. Names rooms speak for themselves: "Commedia dell'arte", "opera singer", "Pottery" (here billed porcelain used in various performances), etc. Also in the congregation have the rare musical instruments XVIII-XIX centuries and props performances.. which have become legends - for example, from the opera Salieri's "Europa Recognized".

The Museum at the Vienna Staatsoper (Vienna, Austria)

9 most interesting museums theater and opera

How to find: Hanuschgasse, 3

Working hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00

Admission: adults - € 3, children - € 2; combined ticket comprising a tour of the opera house: adults - € 6, 50, children - € 3, 50

Surprisingly, the Museum of the Vienna State Opera has opened its doors to the public only in 2005. He is one of the youngest such facilities in the world, but due to this fact, yet one of the most modern. The museum is equipped with information terminals, which store data on any play, which went on the stage of the opera since 1955! In the near future base will replenish and ideas that ran from the opening of the Opera in 1869. Now the museum has a permanent exhibition "Vienna State Opera - 140 years. 1869-2009 ", which presents costumes, decorations, posters, photographs and various documents that have accumulated nearly one and a half centuries of the Opera, the most interesting post-war exhibits.

The Museum at the Moscow Art Theater (Moscow, Russia)

9 most interesting museums theater and opera

How to find: Kamergersky Pereulok 3a.

Mode of operation: Monday - Sunday 11.00-18.00

Admission: adults - 100 rubles, pensioners, pupils, students - 40 rubles, foreigners - 200 rubles, visit thematic exhibitions - 50 rubles....

In Russia, a lot of museums, created at the theaters, but, unfortunately, not all of them are open to the general public. For example, a museum at the Bolshoi and Maly theaters, as well as the Mariinsky only available to professionals. But the Museum of the Moscow Art Theater can visit each. It was created in 1923, and in 1947 he was granted a current room in the house # 3a on Kamergersky lane. Here, a unique collection of objects and documents relating to such legends of the national theater, like Chekhov, Stanislavsky Nemirovich-Danchenko, and others. Also in the museum contains paintings and works of Roerich, Kustodiev, Benoit and Dobuzhinsky. Of particular interest to the public cause memorial dressing room Stanislavsky and Ephraim.

Library and Museum at the Grand Opera (Paris, France)

9 most interesting museums theater and opera

How to find: Place de l'Opéra

Open daily 10.00-17.00; access to the library for specialists should be agreed in advance

entrance fee: adults - € 6, seniors and the unemployed - € 4

In contrast to the Comedie Francaise in the Library-Museum at the Grand Opera still has its own exposition space (five rooms), so this institution is still primarily a museum, but still is! It is the oldest such facility in the world at the current theater: the date of its creation is considered to be 1866 (almost two centuries since the founding of the Grand Opera in 1669). It began as a library and archive for the needs of the theater, a half century has turned into a kind of benchmark in the theater museum. Its collection contains more than 8,500 items, including costumes of great artists, sketches and layouts set design, as well as rare documents, most of which miraculously reached our days.

Puppet Theater Museum Lin Liu-Hsin (Taipei, Taiwan)

9 most interesting museums theater and opera

How to find: 79, Xining north Road

Mode of operation: Monday-Sunday 10.00-17.00

Admission: adults - 80 new Taiwan dollars, the children - 50 New Taiwan dollars

Chinese theatrical tradition as old as the Celestial Empire itself. We mainly known for Peking Opera, but very few people know about the puppet show. The island of Taiwan has become a kind of ark for many national cultural traditions, including the puppet theater. Puppet Center at the Foundation of Arts and Culture was founded in 2000, which aims to preserve the best examples of puppets and promote performances. Center traveled to shows and exhibitions all over the world, and in 2006 acquired its own premises in Taipei. It housed a museum of dolls and acting and theater with two troupes. It is noteworthy that the museum's collection includes not only the Chinese doll, but samples from other countries in Southeast Asia.

But the Museum of the Theater in Nagoya (Nagoya, Japan)

9 most interesting museums theater and opera

How to find: 1-1-1, Sannomaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya

Open daily, 9.00-17.00, except holidays and days of national holidays

Admission: no fee

Noh was born in Japan in the late XIV century. Initially focused on the elite, nowadays it has become a truly national view of Dramatic Art. His repertoire includes about 250 classical pieces that gather full houses, and the famous theatrical masks are among the most popular souvenirs for tourists in Japan. But the theater was built in Nagoya in 1997; it is designed in the traditional style of these buildings and can accommodate 630 spectators. In the same year at the Theater Museum was organized, which exhibited a collection of masks, costumes and musical instruments used on stage at different times. Particularly interesting samples prepared early Meiji period (1868-1912 years).

Museum at the Ritz Theater (Jacksonville, FL, USA)

9 most interesting museums theater and opera

How to find: Ritz Theatre and Museum, North Davis Street 829, Jacksonville

Mode of operation: Monday-Friday 10.00-17.00, Saturday 10.00-14.00, Sunday only groups by prior arrangement; closed on Mondays and national holidays

entrance fee: Adults - $ 8, children and the elderly - $ 5

Ritz Theater building, built in 1929 in art deco style by architect Jefferson Powell, is located in the heart of LaVilla - Jacksonville, which over the century and a half is one of the centers of African-American Culture. He even called the Harlem of the South. Museum at the Ritz Theater, opened in 1999, it is unique. It focuses not just marching on its stage performances and outstanding artists, but to all African-American Heritage Florida - its history and the most prominent representatives of different directions. Museum and theater is an important cultural sites of the southern US states. On stage, the Ritz regularly are not only performances, but also musical evenings, where the best performers play jazz and blues.

Museum of Puppet Theater at GATSTK them. SV Obraztsova (Moscow, Russia)

9 most interesting museums theater and opera

How to find: Garden-Gravity Street, 3.

Working hours: the museum is open for individual visits before performances and during intermissions

Admission: no fee if there is a ticket to the show; reviews and theatrical tours are offered by appointment

The world famous State Academic Central Puppet Theater. Obraztsov Puppet Theater is the largest in the world. The museum, established with him in 1937, and is famous throughout the world: in his collection - more than 3,500 puppets and various attributes of theater performances from 60 countries! And that's not counting other, no less interesting exhibits, among which there are rare items from the personal funds. Thus, the beginning of the museum collection put dolls and props of the last Russian itinerant puppeteer Afinogenovich Ivan Zaitsev. In fact, the museum is a repository of the world's Marionette heritage and serves as a prime example of what should be the similar objects: interesting for people of all ages and the most democratic.