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Royal Opera House

alias Theatre Royal in Covent Garden, Royal Italian Opera, Royal Opera
history of the theatresupplementtechnical dataHistoric equipment

Important events

(detail)7.12.1732 | Opening of the first theatre
Opened a revival of The Way of the World by William Congreve with a capacity of 1897 seats.
(detail)18.9.1809 | opening of the 2nd theatre
Opened with Macbeth, preceded by an occasional address spoken by John Philip Kemble, followed by The Quaker, a musical entertainment by Charles Dibdin with a capacity of 3000 visitors.
(detail)15.5.1858 | opening of the third theatre
Opened with Les Huguenots by Meyerbeer with a capacity of 2190 spectators.





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