Kropyvnitsky

Former Winter Theater

Description

  • The theater was built in the second half of the 19th century in the usual style of that time - neoclassicism with baroque elements.
  • In Soviet times, it was unsuccessfully reconstructed and lost its appeal. Repair and restoration work was carried out in 2011-2012.
  • This theater, despite all kinds of oppression and prohibitions of the tsarist government on Ukrainian culture, was a huge success in Ukraine and around the world.

The theater was built in the second half of the 19th century in the usual style of that time - neoclassicism with baroque elements.

The building of the theater for the city of Kropyvnytsky is landmark, since it was here that the first professional national realistic theater, which is also called the luminaries theater, began.
This theater, despite all kinds of oppression and prohibitions of the tsarist government on Ukrainian culture, was a huge success in Ukraine and around the world.
Initially, visiting theater troupes performed in the room. In pre-revolutionary times, the theater was replaced by several owners. In Soviet times, it was unsuccessfully reconstructed and lost its appeal. Repair and restoration work was carried out in 2011-2012.
Instead of the once abandoned, dilapidated premises, today it is a real handsome theater - light and spacious, decorated with expensive natural materials, gilding, velvet, with a new marble mosaic floor, crystal chandeliers and comfortable seats for spectators, equipped with ultra-modern lighting and sound equipment.

The theater was built in the second half of the 19th century in the usual style of that time - neoclassicism with baroque elements.

The building of the theater for the city of Kropyvnytsky is landmark, since it was here that the first professional national realistic theater, which is also called the luminaries theater, began.
This theater, despite all kinds of oppression and prohibitions of the tsarist government on Ukrainian culture, was a huge success in Ukraine and around the world.
Initially, visiting theater troupes performed in the room. In pre-revolutionary times, the theater was replaced by several owners. In Soviet times, it was unsuccessfully reconstructed and lost its appeal. Repair and restoration work was carried out in 2011-2012.
Instead of the once abandoned, dilapidated premises, today it is a real handsome theater - light and spacious, decorated with expensive natural materials, gilding, velvet, with a new marble mosaic floor, crystal chandeliers and comfortable seats for spectators, equipped with ultra-modern lighting and sound equipment.

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HISTORY

  • Colonel engineer George Trambitsky decided to build the theater, having received permission for this in 1865. Two years later, in 1867, the first performance of the then-famous traveling troupe of Grigory Vykhodtsev took place there.
  • In the theater under the direction of Mark Kropyvnytsky, his associates played Mikhail Staritsky, Maria Zankovetskaya, the Tobilevich family Ivan Karpenko-Kary, Nikolai Sadovsky, Panas Saksagansky, Maria Sadovskaya-Barilotti.

Colonel engineer George Trambitsky decided to build the theater, having received permission for this in 1865. Two years later, in 1867, the first performance of the then-famous traveling troupe of Grigory Vykhodtsev took place there.

This theater became significant for Ukrainian culture in 1882. It was the play "Natalka-Poltavka" based on the play by I. Kotlyarevsky that formed the first professional national realistic theater under the direction of Mark Kropyvnytsky, who, together with a group of prominent stage figures, confirmed the originality and professionalism of Ukrainian theater art.

Colonel engineer George Trambitsky decided to build the theater, having received permission for this in 1865. Two years later, in 1867, the first performance of the then-famous traveling troupe of Grigory Vykhodtsev took place there.

This theater became significant for Ukrainian culture in 1882. It was the play "Natalka-Poltavka" based on the play by I. Kotlyarevsky that formed the first professional national realistic theater under the direction of Mark Kropyvnytsky, who, together with a group of prominent stage figures, confirmed the originality and professionalism of Ukrainian theater art.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The name of the founder of the theater became known only in the nineties of the twentieth century. He was written about in the letter of the Kirovograd City Council by the great-grandson of Trambitsky, who was born and lived his life in France.
  • Women of his fellow officers persuaded the builders of George Trambitsky to build a theater. They were not comfortable with the fact that they were forced to watch performances in the arena of the cavalry school after the only theater burned down in Yelisavetgrad (the old name of Kropyvnytsky).
  • To improve the acoustics in the building, Trambitsky built a bunch of glass bottles into the floor of the orchestra pit, and clay amphoras in the walls of the hall.
  • The name of the founder of the theater became known only in the nineties of the twentieth century. He was written about in the letter of the Kirovograd City Council by the great-grandson of Trambitsky, who was born and lived his life in France.
  • Women of his fellow officers persuaded the builders of George Trambitsky to build a theater. They were not comfortable with the fact that they were forced to watch performances in the arena of the cavalry school after the only theater burned down in Yelisavetgrad (the old name of Kropyvnytsky).
  • To improve the acoustics in the building, Trambitsky built a bunch of glass bottles into the floor of the orchestra pit, and clay amphoras in the walls of the hall.