The construction of the opera house in Lviv has become one of the most important events in the cultural and public life of the city. The rapid socio-economic development of Galicia and Lviv at the end of the 19th century contributed to the appearance of this architectural jewel of the city. It was at that time that there was a tangible need to build a large city theater. In 1895, after long discussions, a competition for the best project of a new theatrical construction was announced. The competent jury chose the winner, which turned out to be the architect Sigmund Gorgolevsky.