Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Estonian Ministry Of Culture Loses Tallinn Waterfront Opera House Site To New City Of Tallinn Administrative Building

Ministry of Culture seeks to book land for future opera house

"The [Estonian] Ministry of Culture is looking for vacant land in Lasnamae near Song Festival Ground which could in the future house the new opera theatre.

Today’s Postimees writes that Ministry has been preparing the opera theatre project for two years.

It had originally selected a vacant waterfront lot between the [Tallinn] passenger port and Kadriorg, but since the state has no timetable for the [opera house] project the City of Tallinn booked the lot for itself and is planning to build a new administrative building for itself.

The Ministry says that it decided to transfer the land to the city because the new opera house could be built in 30 or 40 years while the new administrative building should be ready in a few years."

Äripäev, and Toomas Hõbemägi "Estonian News: Ministry of Culture seeks to book land for future opera house" September 4, 2006 via Baltic Business News

The Kadriorg Palace and Ornamental Gardens are 2 kilometres east of the center of Tallinn, Estonia, and are served by buses and trams. The former palace of Russian Czar Peter the Great, built just after the Great Northern War, now houses part of the Art Museum of Estonia and the presidential residence. The surrounding grounds include formal gardens and woodland.

The new home of the Art Museum of Estonia: Kumu (Kunstimuuseum, Art Museum) is also situated in Kadriorg.

Art Museum of Estonia

Estonian National Opera

Photo credit: Wikipedia.org. With thanks.


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