Photographer David Leventi captures opera houses all over the world in breathtaking detail in his series Opera. Leventi uses large-format photography to ensure the detail of rich texture and light in his work.
In his statement about the project, Leventi writes about how his grandfather’s singing career inspired him.
The project is in remembrance of my grandfather Anton Gutman a cantor trained right after World War II by Helge Rosvaenge, a famous Danish operatic tenor who sang regularly with the State Operas in Berlin and Vienna. While Gutman was interned in a prisoner-of-war camp in the Soviet Union, he performed for prisoners and officers. Nearly a half-century later, I grew up listening to him sing while he walked around our living room. The spaces included in this project are houses in which my grandfather never got the chance to perform. As the son of two architects, I experience an almost religious feeling walking into a grand space such as an opera house.