London: King's Theatre (Haymarket)

Country: England, United Kingdom
City: London W1
Location: Haymarket

Built 1704-1705 as "Queen's Theatre" by Sir John Vanbrugh. 1714 renamed "King's Theatre". Destroyed by a fire in 1790.

[2nd theatre on the site built 1790-1791 by Michael Novosieslki. 1816-1818 new fašade and "Royal Opera Arcade" by John Nash and George Repton. 1837 renamed "Her Majesty's". From 1837-1847 also known as "Italian Opera House". 1868, after a fire, rebuilding within the exterior walls by Charles Lee. Current theatre built 1897 by Charles John Phipps; see London: Her Majesty's Theatre.]

Notable world premieres:

  • George Frideric Handel: The Alchymist (incidental music, 14 Jan 1710)
  • George Frideric Handel: Rinaldo (24 Feb 1711)
  • George Frideric Handel: Il pastor fido (22 Nov 1712)
  • George Frideric Handel: Teseo (10 Jan 1713)
  • George Frideric Handel: Amadigi di Gaula (25 May 1715)
  • George Frideric Handel: Radamisto (27 Apr 1720)
  • Amadei / Bononcini / Handel: Muzio Scevola (15 Apr 1721)
  • George Frideric Handel: Floridante (9 Dec 1721)
  • George Frideric Handel: Ottone (12 Jan 1723)
  • George Frideric Handel: Flavio (17 May 1723)
  • George Frideric Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto (20 Feb 1724)
  • George Frideric Handel: Tamerlano (31 Oct 1724)
  • George Frideric Handel: Rodelinda (13 Feb 1725)
  • George Frideric Handel: L'Elpidia (pasticcio, 11 May 1725)
  • George Frideric Handel: Scipione (12 Mar 1726)
  • George Frideric Handel: Alessandro (5 May 1726)
  • George Frideric Handel: Admeto (31 Jan 1727)
  • George Frideric Handel: Riccardo Primo (11 Nov 1727)
  • George Frideric Handel: Siroe (17 Feb 1728)
  • George Frideric Handel: Tolomeo (30 Apr 1728)
  • George Frideric Handel: Lotario (2 Dec 1729)
  • George Frideric Handel: Partenope (24 Feb 1730)
  • George Frideric Handel: Ormisda (pasticcio, 4 Apr 1730)
  • George Frideric Handel: Venceslao (pasticcio, 11 Jan 1731)
  • George Frideric Handel: Poro, re dell'Indie (2 Feb 1731)
  • George Frideric Handel: Ezio (15 Jan 1732)
  • George Frideric Handel: Sosarme (15 Feb 1732)
  • George Frideric Handel: Esther (HWV 50b, 2 May 1732)
  • George Frideric Handel: Lucio Papirio dittatore (pasticcio, 23 May 1732)
  • George Frideric Handel: Acis and Galaeta (serenata, 10 Jun 1732)
  • George Frideric Handel: Catone (pasticcio, 23 May 1732)
  • George Frideric Handel: Orlando (27 Jan 1733)
  • George Frideric Handel: Deborah (oratorio, 17 Mar 1733)
  • George Frideric Handel: Semiramide (pasticcio, 30 Oct 1733)
  • George Frideric Handel: Caio Fabricio (pasticcio, 4 Dec 1733)
  • George Frideric Handel: Arbace (pasticcio, 5 Jan 1734)
  • George Frideric Handel: Arianna in Creta (26 Jan 1734)
  • George Frideric Handel: Il Parnasso in Festa (serenata, 13 Mar 1734)
  • George Frideric Handel: Faramondo (3 Jan 1738)
  • George Frideric Handel: Alessandro Severo (pasticcio, 25 Feb 1738)
  • George Frideric Handel: Serse (15 Apr 1738)
  • George Frideric Handel: Saul (oratorio, 16 Jan 1739)
  • George Frideric Handel: Israel in Egypt (oratorio, 4 Apr 1739)
  • George Frideric Handel: Giove in Argo (pasticcio, 1 May 1739)
  • George Frideric Handel: Hercules (oratorio, 5 Jan 1745)
  • George Frideric Handel: Belshazzar (oratorio, 27 Mar 1745)

[London: King's Theatre (Haymarket)] Reverse Text: "Italian Opera House (King's Theatre). Designed by Sir John Vanbrugh. Opened 1705. destroyed by fire 1789. Pencil and watercolour. By William Capon. 18cm x 21.3 cm. H. R. Beard Collection F94-14. TM 376."
Publisher: Victoria and Albert Museum - Theatre Museum, London
Type: Repro Postcard
Size: Modern
Not sent.


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