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Municipal theater. Luciano Pavarotti: photos, description (Teatro Municipale di Luciano Pavarotti)

Municipal theater. Luciano Pavarotti - the main theater area of Modena, bearing the name of perhaps the most famous native of the city.

In 1838, the year the city Council of Modena has decided to build a modern theatre, able to fully meet the needs of the city and improve its image. At that time, worked in the city's old municipal theatre Valentini on via Emilia, occupies the 17th-century. The construction of the new theatre was entrusted to the Ducal architect, Francesco Vandelli, who worked on the Foro Boario and the Church of San Giovanni del Cantone. Before the project, he visited several modern theatres in Piacenza and Mantua and the famous La Scala Opera house in Milan, the exact size of which he recorded in his notebook.

Work on the construction of a new municipal theatre began in may 1838, the year on the land between the streets of Canalgrande, Vicolo Venezia, Fontebasso and Strada Santa Margherita, where was demolished 12 buildings. Despite this, the theatre is reserved for a plot of land was too small, and as a result the facade of the building violated the symmetry of the buildings on Canalgrande. However, this same fact made the theatre more recognizable.

Almost four years after construction began the theater with a huge cloister for horse-drawn carriages, numerous office buildings, including a spacious room for decorations, the auditorium is horseshoe shaped with four rows and richly decorated vault - was opened in October 1841, the year. That evening on the stage gave the Opera "Adelaide from Bologna to music by Alessandro Gandini.

Since that time the theater building did not undergo any significant changes. It retained the original neoclassical façade with the stone-covered gallery on the ground floor, Windows with architraves on the second floor and an attic with small Windows. Distinguished Doric columns with a balustrade and a pediment with the coat of arms of the city. The facade of the theatre are decorated with stucco decorations and bas-reliefs of Luigi Riga on the sides of the covered gallery. Inside the vaults of the auditorium are decorated with ornaments Camillo Crespellano and images of Luigi Manzini, who is also author of the stucco.