Theater visit 17.10.2013

October 20, 2013 at 9:42 am | Posted in Posts | Leave a comment
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We had an amazing hour in the Funchal Theater!

It is 125 years old, in Italian style, intended as stage for operas and operettes. Tania from the management showed us the backstage, the cave (with carpentry and the access to the souffleuse box) , the Primadonna boudoir and the top where the backdrops and curtains are hanged and moved from.  It’s a bit scary up there, very dark, and  with steep steps but well worth it!

On the top in the Cupola, the backstage sheets used to be painted before being lowered on ropes behind the curtain. Here, the chandelier with Murano glass is hanging down, and the space would be ideal for an artist’s atelier. Plus, you have amazing views over the Municipal garden and the sea.

Here are some photos, copyright by  Leena Kyyhkynen, (myynti@web.de):

View to the roof terrace

View to the roof terrace

View from the roof terrace

View from the roof terrace

View from the roof terrace II

View from the roof terrace II

The Salao Nobre

The Salao Nobre

Primadonna boudoir

Primadonna boudoir

The Chandelier

The Chandelier

The Funchal crest, with sugar cane, wine, and sugar cones

The Funchal crest, with sugar cane, wine, and sugar cones

Paintings I

Paintings I

Paintings III

Paintings III

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