Thursday, October 13, 2011

Royal Opera House At Lamington Road-(Bombay - Year 1912)

At first, it was simply called the Opera House, but the prefix ‘Royal’ was added, as the
foundation stone was laid in 1909 during the British rule. King George V inaugurated
the building in 1911, though construction was completed in 1912. Additions were made
up till the year 1915.The Opera House, built in baroque design featuring a blend of
European and Indian architectural style, was conceived in 1908 by Maurice Bandmann
and Jehangir Framji Karaka. It was made from exquisite Italian marble on a leased land
close to the Kennedy and Sandhurst bridges. Till today, the opera house is the only one
of its kind in the country.