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Opera houses of the world

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« on: January 22, 2012, 10:28:15 am »

Astana in the country of Kazakhstan boasts two fine examples -

A (not very) old one:

And a new one (just one section of this building I read):

The residents of Astana are fortunate - there is no opera house within a thousand miles of my place of residence, so  a newly-aroused interest in opera as an art form will have to be fed via Arte-Fr and similar Inter-web sites.

Astana also has a very grand-looking concert hall:

And talking of concert halls, and oddly enough, in my experience Hong Kong is one of the best cities for live performances of art-music. There is no grubbing and grasping. And there is Cantonese opera on top of that.

Here for good measure is Copenhagen's impressive new opera house:

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