Friday, August 6, 2010

World Famous Opera Houses

La Scala, le Palais Garnier, the Metropolitan Opera and many more.... Rediscover these magnificent Opera Houses with the beautiful series of photographs by David Leventi. Titled "Bjoerling's Larynx", Leventi's current project records the interiors of world-famous opera houses. The large prints historically document these national landmarks, capturing rows of velvet seats, ornate private boxes, chandeliers and gift decorations in incredible detail.

The project is titled after Jussi Björling, a Swedish operatic tenor and arguably the best singer of the century – known for his technique, feeling and the range of his voice. Bjoerling debuted at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm and eventually became a principal at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

La Scala, Milan

Palais Garnier, Paris

The Metropolitan Opera, New York

Romanian Antheneum, Bucharest

Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg

Magravial Opera House, Bayreuth

Drottningholm Palace Theatre, Stockholm

Teatro di San Carlo, Naples

This exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger Gallery from August 7 to September 11, 2010.
Images courtesy of Arthur Roger Gallery


  1. I love, love, love this wonderful post! They're such exquisite places and the photography is amazing. An excellent series!

  2. J'adore ce genre de théâtre, tu as peut être vu sur mon blog il y a une quianzine de jours environ j'ai fait un article sur l'opéra du châtelet où je suis allée voir un ballet. Pour avoir "très bien" fréquentée l'opéra de Paris je trouve que ton article est très beau et intéressant
    bonne soirée


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