Free Press Journal
  • Royal Opera House

    Opera returns to the Royal Opera House with The Secret Marriage

    The iconic Royal Opera House, Mumbai, opened its curtains after a 23-year-old hiatus in October 2016. The city’s cultural crown jewel is one of the remaining baroque structures and has now re-established itself as a performance space of international quality with a seating capacity of 575. Within few months of its restoration, it is all set for a new landmark occasion, its first ever full fledged opera titled ‘I1 Matrimonio Segreto’ –

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    Mumbai Heritage Walk: My tryst with drama, sepia cinema, and, the Royal Opera House

    When quiz about the history of Indian Cinema the first thought that passes my mind is of the Indian realistic silent film ‘Raja Harishchandra’ (1993) based on the legend of Raja Harishchandra narrated in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. And the rest is history (literally!). But do you know the film was premiered on April 21, 1913 at the Olympia Theatre in Grant Road for a selected audience and later at Girgaon’s Bombay’s Coronation Cinema

  • Mumbai: Yugpurush captivates Opera House

    Mumbai: After its stellar impact and stupendous success in Gujarati, ‘Yugpurush- Mahatma ke Mahatma’ play was held on Sunday at Royal Opera house on Mumbai. The newly refurbished and iconic Royal Opera House in Mumbai witnessed the convergence of history and heritage, culture and spirituality.