SEPTEMBER SALE OF EXCURSION TICKETS IS OPEN
Theatre St. Petersburg Opera invites you to a tour "Palaces and High Life of the Family of Barons von Derviz". The tour will acquaint you with the history and modern life of one of the most luxurious mansions of St. Petersburg, where the theatre is based. Tickets available for a purchase in the ticket office (reopens on August 20) and on the official website of the theatre. Excursions are scheduled on 13th, 18th, and 20th of September at 16:30.
The tour will acquaint you with the history and modern life of one of the most luxurious mansions in St. Petersburg, where the theatre is located. Everyone who buys a ticket will have the opportunity to see historical interiors that are usually inaccessible to spectators during performances. For the first time, the Red Room will be opened, where restoration work was completed recently. Let us remind you that the grand opening of the premises took place on July 15 at a press conference.
Work on the restoration of this part of the ceremonial suite began many years ago. In the early 2000s, the first half of the Red Room was renovated. The most difficult task was to completely restore the historical appearance of the premises, the second part of which was especially damaged during the Great Patriotic War.
Rust on the surface of the roof, rotting wood, holes, deviations from the vertical, deep cracks, swelling and lagging of the plaster layer - this is just a part of the damage that restorers faced during the painstaking struggle with the inevitable damage by the ruthless time and the St. Petersburg climate.
A restoration project was completed and agreed upon, involving the unification and return of the entire volume of the Red Room. After the completion of the restoration of the Red Room, it was necessary to regain its original planning solution and the historical appearance of the 19th century. The unusual layout was that in the second part of the room, the ceiling is a skylight with a set of glass elements, and the line of the walls of both parts of the living room is not perfectly straight, but is offset at an angle.
Within the work, restorers discovered unique elements of stucco decoration. It turned out that earlier the architectural and artistic decoration of the walls was done under valuable woods and the specialists had a unique opportunity to return the historical design of von Derviz room. In 2015, the light lamp, windows, wooden panels with marble inserts running along the perimeter of the building were restored, and the ceilings were repaired. Two years later, the typeset parquet was updated from many varieties of wooden veneer, the figure of which depicts fantastic dragons with intertwining tails.