Tuesday, September 20, 2016

GERMANY ~ Margravial Opera House - UNESCO ~

...Lovely view of one of Europe’s most beautifully preserverd Baroque style opera houses ... a historical jewel... one of the most impressive things is that all of the beauty inside is painted wood... with great special postmark to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the "Europa" stamps...Thank you very much Dustin for this lovely surprise!! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The Margravial Opera House  is a Baroque opera house in the town of Bayreuth, built between 1745 and 1748  according to plans designed by the French architect Joseph Saint-Pierre for margrave Frederick III of Brandenburg-Bayreuth.

The wooden interior was designed by Giuseppe Galli Bibiena and his son Carlo from Bologna in an Italian Late Baroque style. The box theatre is completely preserved in its original condition, except for the curtain which was taken by Napoleon's troops on their march to the 1812 Russian campaign.

It is undergoing structural conservation and restoration in a project that started in 2012 and will probably last until 2018.

On 30 June 2012 the opera house was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Europa - Think Green
 (issued 02-05-2016)

Definitive Issue - Flowers
(Issued 07-07-2005)

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