Tuesday, 13 December 2011

ATHENAEUM THEATRE - ORCHESTRA PIT

Melbourne is Australia's arts and entertainment capital. Whether you're into opera or contemporary dance, stand-up comedy or performance art, Melbourne's cultural calendar is packed with concerts, plays, festivals and all sorts of other events to keep you entertained and challenged all year round. As well as the modern concert halls, state theatres and magnificent entertainment and arts complex, there are a large number of heritage theatres and halls.


Here is a shot taken in the orchestra pit of the historic Athenaeum Theatre on Collins Street, a beautiful old theatre, completed in 1842 and still going strong. Just i case you are wondering what the performance was - Melbourne Opera Company's production of "Faust" earlier this year.


This post is part of the "Our World" meme

13 comments:

  1. What a wonderful post/capture for the day! I love theaters like these and how wonderful to have so many! Hope you have a great week ahead!

    Sylvia

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  2. I like this shot very much. Wonderful to live in a city with so much to offer.

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  3. How very wonderful a picture ! Thank you for this lesson. Love it, as it provides many a memory. Please have a good Tuesday.


    daily athens photo

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  4. A great casual shot (and I am surprised you got away with it. or are you allowed to take photos?)

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  5. Yes we are very lucky in Melbourne to have world class orchestras, theatres, opera...

    Lesley, I used a compact camera without flash and nobody seemed to mind.

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  6. Hi there – that’s a great candid shot.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  7. Must be a very interesting town ! Unfortunately it's on the other side of the world for me ! but not virtually, that's such a good thing with blogging !

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  8. Your great shot makes me feel a part of it! But I'm surprised they let you photograph the pit!!

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  9. Wonderful atmosphere in this photo! Love the plaintive, whimsical expression on the girl's face!

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  10. I saw this performance of Faust and I enjoyed it a lot, although it was performed by a realtively small opera company. They gave a marvellous performance. Your photo brought me happy memories.

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