#OperaHouse by Khaki Tours
Scores of years before the Kala Ghoda precinct was identified as the art district of the city; this extreme end of "Native Town" was the hub which witnessed over half a century of cultural evolution as it gave rise to the most prominent musicians, writers, actors, painters, filmmakers, sculptors and singers of their times.
Finally, in 1911, the Royal Opera House was inaugurated as if it was the jewel in the crown that this area had developed in the preceding five decades. Louis Rousselet, a French traveller, writer and photographer visiting Mumbai of the times felt that the art scene was so vibrant in this area that he likened it to Rue Breda of Paris’s Montmartre.
Join Khaki Tours for a 2½ hour walk in the area which is today referred to as "Opera House" with stories of extraordinary artists. The crowning glory of the walk is your chance to appreciate the interiors of the recently restored Royal Opera House!
Highlights of the walk
Maker of the original Sai Baba idol
Indian voice in the outer space
Lady with a lamp
Origins of Calendar Art
First Hindustani musical 'classes'
Jinnah’s Mumbai connections
Birth of Faster Fene
A "fascist organization" that made musicals
Raja Ravi Verma’s Muse
A male performer who was a trendsetter in women’s fashion
Organization that fought "racism in art"
First Indian photo studio to have a branch in London
And of course, the Royal Opera House from within!
About the Organizer
About the Venue
The Royal Opera House, Girgaon
Mathew Rd, Opera House, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004, India