I been many times in Cuba, and it was a great pleasure to see how the Theatre of Havana has been restored perfectly. In 1993, date of my first trip, was falling apart. Now it is back to its former glory and is an example of unique architecture.
The construction of this building, financed by donations of Galician emigrants, began in 1908 and it opened in 1915 with an opera season offered by important artists of the period. In 1985, at the initiative of the prima ballerina Alicia Alonso, the building was renamed the Great Theatre of Havana.
Following extensive renovations, the theatre has reopened on January 1st, 2016 and renamed to honour the Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso.
LA BELLEZZA RITROVATA
Ho fatto molti viaggi a Cuba, ed è stato un grande piacere vedere come il Teatro dell'Avana sia stato restaurato in maniera perfetta. Nel 1993, data del mio primo viaggio, cadeva a pezzi. Adesso è tornato agli antichi splendori e rappresenta un esempio di architettura davvero unica.
Il Gran Teatro dell'Avana (Gran Teatro de La Habana in spagnolo) è un teatro della città di L'Avana, Cuba, situato nel Paseo del Prado o de Martí, inaugurato nel 1838.
Si tratta di uno dei teatri d'opera più grandi del mondo. È parte del monumentale palazzo del Centro Gallego (1915), opera dell'architetto belga Paul Belau per ospitare le attività sociali cittadine.Il Gran Teatro de L'Avana è stato costruito al di sopra delle rovine del famoso teatro Tacon costruito nel 1838 nel quale avevano cantato celebri soprani e contralto provenienti dall'Europa (Clorinda Corradi, Anna Pavlova, etc.); vi lavorarono come scenografi Antonio Meucci e Nestore Corradi. La facciata del teatro è decorata con quattro gruppi di sculture realizzate da Giuseppe Moretti rappresentanti la Carità, l'Educazione, la Musica ed il Teatro ed è in stile neo-barocco tedesco.
L'attuale teatro fu inaugurato di nuovo il 22 aprile del 1915 con la rappresentazione dell'Aida di Giuseppe Verdi con Maria Gay e Mansueto Gaudio. Attualmente il teatro ospita il Balletto Nazionale Cubano, il "Centro Pro-Art Lírico", il Balletto Spagnolo dell'Avana, il Centro Prodanza. Ha assunto l'attuale denominazione nel 1985.
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pierrefonds (71691) 2017-03-07 18:20
Le cadrage serré met l'architecture en évidence. La prise de vue permet de voir avec précision les détails de l'architecture du théâtre de La Havane. Bonne soirée.
worldcitizen (9452) 2017-03-07 18:36
I like your chosen crop for this photo. The repetitive details of this facade are beautiful, and I especially like the small balconies. It's great that this national treasure has been restored.
mcmtanyel (29668) 2017-03-07 21:19
It is nice to learn that this magnificent building has been restored. I must confess, this is the first photo of a non-dilapidated building from Cuba. I like the crisp repeating patterns.
pajaran (66318) 2017-03-07 23:17
Lep pogled, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Donbar rad, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lepa fasada i detalji. Lep trenutak sa svetlom koje je naglasilo lepotu fasade i detalja.
Imajte lepi uspesan dan, sve najbolje, srecno.
Nice view, interesting and good text ...
Good work nicely demonstrated, good contrast and sharpness, well caught moment. Beautiful facade details. A beautiful moment with light that emphasized the beauty and detail of the facade.
Have a nice successful day, all the best, good luck.
jemaflor (103639) 2017-03-07 23:23
Bien cadré sous cet angle, bon effet avec cet alignements, la lumière et les ombres donnent un effet de "relief" à la façade, une joie présentation.
emka (107755) 2017-03-07 23:41
Ciao Luciano. I also liked the building of this theater very much. Very creative composition here with the raws of round balconies and columns. Attractive picture. Why I haven't see it like this. Superb composition.
Kind regrads MAlgo
dkmurphys (65148) 2017-03-08 0:10
I hope the new open door policy and the increasing number of tourists will bring the needed money to restore those amazing buildings. Great detail of that impressive facade. Well taken.
Fis2 (107416) 2017-03-08 0:33
A very interesting frafment of building.
Good frame and perspective.
Balconies make impression.
I like colors and light.
macjake (73059) 2017-03-08 0:37
love this style of photography, its one of my personal favorites for sure.
that side lighting is stunningly warm and gorgeous.
really like the tall vertical lines and the contrasting oval balconies. one of your best post.
papagolf21 (110342) 2017-03-08 0:45
Bonjour, cher Luciano,
Un cadrage parfait pour valoriser le patrimoine architectural.
Un décor somptueux.
Tue (43874) 2017-03-08 0:48
I really like the many repeated elements in this photo, the columns, balconies and windows. The sidelight is very appealing here and adds a nice play of light and shadows.
Nicou (152026) 2017-03-08 0:59
fantastique détail et image uqel effet ce balcons ronds superbe quel rendu sur la pierre et les contraste parfait ce cadrage latéral super.
jmdias (69230) 2017-03-08 1:25
precious angle and light enhancing the repetition of shapes in this amazing neoclassical façade.very beautiful job. TFS.
looks like cuba had lots of galician immigrants, even fidel and his brother were sons of a man from galiza.
ikeharel (79161) 2017-03-08 1:49
A hundred years old building after restoration, and its facade grandeur is very imposing, Luciano.
Found a good oblique POV upon the pillars and round beautiful small balconies, light was very favorable upon, and immaculate sharpness - all of those elements culminate wonderfully.
Silvio1953 (154087) 2017-03-08 2:18
Ciao Luciano, piacevole ripetizione di elementi, ottima prospettiva e splendida nitidezza, gran bella foto,il tetro la meritava, bravo, ciao Silvio
snunney (107477) 2017-03-08 3:02
Indeed, it would have been a great pity if this beautiful building had been allowed to go to rack and ruin. I like the oblique point of view and the framing, which show the lovely façade to superb effect. The light was ideal to bring out the colours and decorative detail for our delight.
Royaldevon (43909) 2017-03-08 3:06
Ciao caro Luciano,
I didn't suspect that this was Cuba!
It is a fine piece of architecture and your close crop reveals these details very well.
The repeating arches , balconies and windows reveal the artistry and excellent repair.
The light enriches the stone surfaces.
My warm regards,
holmertz (59750) 2017-03-08 4:00
This is a well composed photo where you used the shapes of the façade and its ornamental details very well. The light and shadows create a graphically attractive effect. It looks like a truly magnificent building.
Cricri (126732) 2017-03-08 5:47
Un cadrage parfait qui met en valeur l'architecture, ces détails, bel effet de la lumière et des ombres douces, superbe
danos (103212) 2017-03-08 8:01
the well chosen tight frame enhance the beauty as the details of the image.The falling light brings out even more the details of the building.Well done.
sacimar (28969) 2017-03-08 8:18
beautiful composition using this facade, I like the details of the balconies, the perspective and light create a great picture, congratulations,
rychem (43332) 2017-03-08 8:27
It is really a beautiful building, the architectural details are simply beautiful, te facade looks very good, very nice photo
COSTANTINO (70202) 2017-03-08 11:30
Bellissima la facciata del teatro di Habana,
ottimi dettagli e bella architettura,
e buona serata
ourania (51103) 2017-03-08 12:18
il grafismo della tua composizione e' affascinante, hai trovato un angolo dinamico che ti ha dato una composizione ricca e piena di ritmo. Hai tagliato la scena in modo molto effettivo per far esaltare il ritmo e certi dettagli significativi. Luce ed ombra fanno gran parte di questo spettacolo piacevole. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona notte,
clic (18552) 2017-03-08 12:43
Quite a classy piece of a building judiciously-captured for softer tones to show the minute details that will please to the architecture experts as well as to older theater amateurs who frequented the old premises, if they are not deceased. An intense air of royalty is spread through. Ciao
carlo62 (55716) 2017-03-08 14:41
sembra che abbiano fatto un bel lavoro con questo restauro e tu hai fatto una bella foto, una di quelle che a te piacciono in modo particolare.
Bella inquadratura, con diversi particolari messi in diagonale. Mi piace anche la tonalità calda della luce.
alvaraalto (20574) 2017-03-09 1:51
An excellent example of well restored typical Latin American architecture the Spaniard introduced here. Attractive image with these pronounced repetition of columns and balconies in a pleasant floodlight.
Have a nice day
jhm (160917) 2017-03-09 5:42
A wonderful picture of the frontage with the balconies.
An excellent depth and perspective.
Sharpness and clarity are superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Sonata11 (34007) 2017-03-09 18:56
amazingly beautiful architecture. great captured and presented to us. Love the colors, sharpness and perfect clarity. Beautiful work.
All the best,
kordinator (15429) 2017-03-10 3:09
Nice view of architecture in Havana.
I like the beautiful buildings and a strong graphical effects.
Really perfect lighting.
The colors are very interesting and natural.
Great photo job.
jusninasirun (17527) 2017-03-10 7:30
Well seen facade and registered well in tight framing. Textures and details of this artwork are well exposed and a great shot indeed.
Thanks and kind regards,
dale54 (9092) 2017-03-11 9:37
luciano hello.well this is an impressive building..wonderful light contrast and all around great capture! tfs dale
adramad (49962) 2017-03-11 10:22
A wonder this closed plane, on a part of the facade of this theater, that makes us enjoy its beautiful and elegant ornaments .... columns, balconies and railings.
Very effective colorful, highlighting details of the image.
Good management, both brightness and sharpness.
Very well done. I like it.
Enjoy the weekend.
My best wishes for you.
PaulVDV (32695) 2017-03-11 13:06
This looks like a very monumental building.
Nice that during your various visits of Cuba you have witnessed the advancing of the protection of the architectural and cultural heritage.
A very attractive architecture shot whereby the repetition of the columns and the balconies provides a wonderful effect.
Best regards, Paul
batalay (40521) 2017-03-14 8:25
I wonder why the eye likes repetition, and indeed you captured a beautiful detail of pre-revolutionary architecture in the Theatre of Havana.
Yesterday you critiqued the photo "Unfortunate King Sebastian" that I had just posted. If you are as curious about the statue's destruction click on the following newspaper account to find the answer: Daily Mail 25 November 2016. It will make you as angry as it has made me.
Warm regards, Luciano,
PiotrF (23138) 2017-03-14 17:51
Interesting view of the façade with amazing details. Very creative composition.Perfect framing, nice exposure and fine composition.Thank you for sharing and informative note.
ChrisJ (118895) 2017-03-17 16:27
I like the repetition of the patterns and shapes of the balconies as well as the effective tight framing and upward pov. Good sharpness and minimalist colour. Tfs!
claudeD (41864) 2017-03-28 1:54
wonderful architecture picture from La Habana showing much details in perfect sharpness and clarity. I like the shot very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
magui (959) 2017-04-15 15:06
Excellent angle and greatlight that highlights these beautiful balconies of this fabulous facade.
Very good work.
Periko (6382) 2017-04-21 11:12
This photo is beautiful and very artistic with the row of balconies and the uniform color.
Great sample of architectural beauty, perfectly captured.