Sureyya Opera House

Bahariye Caddesi Caferaga Mahallesi 29,
Kadikoy,
Istanbul 34710

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Located in the Kadikoy Municipality, a cosmopolitan district of Istanbul. Building commenced in 1924 and continued until 1927 to the designs of parliamentarian Sureyya Ilmen Pasa. It has a foyer inspired by the Champs Elyees Theatre, Paris and has an interior based on German architecture. Originally conceived as an opera house and theatre, the stage and dressing rooms area was never completed and it opened as a cinema.

It remained a cinema until 2005 when work began on completing the building and it re-opened as the Sureyya Opera House on 14th December 2007. It is the oldest opera house on the Anatolian side of the city, and the sixth in Istanbul. It will be the home of the Istanbul Opera & Ballet Company.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on December 19, 2007 at 2:36 pm

photos of exterior:
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12-10-07 Photo of exterior at night, as opera house:
View link December 17, 2007 news

Article has a photo of the beautiful Lobby:
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Another news article:
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 19, 2007 at 3:08 pm

A small photograph of the former Sureyya Cinema:
http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/2123482682/

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