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17 Jul

The Odessa Opera has had the main Odessa Opera chandelier serviced (photo story)

The Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre has had it's main chandelier serviced. In order to do this the lamp weighing almost 2.5 tons got lowered up to the level of the stalls.

 

The service took 4 days. According to the Odessa Opera chief engineer Valery KOSARENKO, more than a dozen theatre specialists were involved in the works. They got all the elements washed with a special liquid, got the steel constructions fixed, got the wiring checked and got 190 bulbs changed.
 

 

The specialists also used a telescopic tower that is usually fold under the floor in the central aisle of the main auditorium.
 

 

The Odessa Opera chandelier in the main auditorium is serviced once a year. Last time it was done in January 2013.
 

 

The current chandelier is a replica of the original one. It was made to replace the original one at the Moscow clock plant in 1958 it was impossible to continue using it. The replica is very close to the original one. 
 
 

Photo by Yuri Litvinenko©