The National Opera House is located in downtown Kiev, near Khreschatyk Street. It was established in the summer of 1867 by Ferdinand Berger. The day of the first performance, Askolds Tomb by Alexey Verstovsky, was declared a city holiday. The striking exterior of the building was designed in Neo-Renaissance style and had accounted for the needs of the actors and the spectators. The Exterior is complimented by the majestic and regal interior design through its classical style, called Viennese Modern. The greatest asset of the Opera House is considered to be the stage, which is one of the largest in Europe. The Opera House was creatively designed for productions of classical Ukraine and Russian operas and ballets. After viewing one show, you will leave the National Opera House amazed with its beauty and impressed on how it enhances the show.