When we talk about the most impressive and beautiful Theatres, it is impossible not to mention Tbilisi State Opera House. Its architecture and interior has been changed several times, but never lost its attractiveness. Tbilisi State Opera House is still undoubtedly one of the most elegant and fascinating theatrical constructions. The famous French writer Alexandre Dumas, who visited Tbilisi in 1858, dedicated a whole chapter to the Opera theatre in his book: “I must confess that as soon as I entered the lobby I was astonished by the simple and refined style of the ornament. I had a feeling as I entered the lobby of the Pompey Theatre… We entered the hall… I can say without hesitation that I, in my entire life, have never seen such a delightful hall…” On October 11, 1874 Tbilisi Opera House was destroyed by the fire. In 1896 the construction of the new Opera House, designed by the architect Victor Schröter, was finished. Unfortunately, at an interval of a century, in 1973 another fire incident destroyed almost the whole interior of the building. In 1978, the theatre was restored to its original form (architects: Leri Medzmariashvili, Murtaz Chachanidze). The authors of the reconstruction have succeeded in maintaining the Eastern, pseudo-Moorish style of the building. Six rehearsal halls were made (three of them – for ballet, two – for opera and one – for orchestra). Another huge project of repairing the theatre building started in 2010. The parts of the building were changed and renewed, but the most impressive fact was that the garden around the theatre became larger. The iconic stage curtain created by Sergo Kobuladze in 1960, which was burned in fire, returned to the stage renewed. Along with the marvelous architecture, you can enjoy various performances at Tbilisi State Opera House!