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Teatro Comunale: photos, description (Il Teatro Comunale)

Teatro Comunale is one of the oldest theaters in Bologna, located in the heart of the city, near the famous Two Towers. The building designed by the architect, decorator and painter Antonio Galli Bibbiena is a perfect example of Italian architecture of the 18th century. "Teatro Comunale" is a breathtaking place, which is surprisingly harmonize form and content, the brightness of the scenery and unique acoustics. In addition to direct theatrical performances are regularly held events and other kinds of commercial, exhibition and industrial.

The history of the "Teatro Comunale" is unusual. On a February night in 1745 theater family Malvezzi, built in 1653, was crowned with the ground. The General view was that it was the most outstanding theater of that time, imparted to the people of Bologna love for popular music performances, and his loss was a city-wide sorrow. Only 10 years later, in 1755, Pope, Lambertini gave permission for the erection of a new theatre, and the Senate commissioned the architect Antonio Galli Bibbiena to develop the building project. It was decided to build at the same place - the theater of Malvazia here stood the Palace of the family of Bentivoglio, which was destroyed during one of the popular uprisings.

Despite numerous disputes which were waged around such an important project, the new theatre building was inaugurated in may 1763. The first performance was the Opera, Pietro Metastasio "the Triumph of Clélia" to the music of Christoph Willibald Gluck. In the early 19th century the popularity of the theater has grown incredibly, thanks to put here the operas of Rossini. Here he received worldwide recognition Donizetti and Bellini. In 1843, at the theater of 32 times staged the Opera "Nabucco" or "Nebuchadnezzar". Later, under the leadership of Angelo Mariano in "Teatro Comunale" began to give performances created by foreign composers, is one of the most popular was Richard Wagner.

In 1931 the building was a huge fire seriously damaged the facade and main portico, which, fortunately, already in 1935, was restored. Today, the "Teatro Comunale" bathed in the rays of glory here are the celebrities and he is one of the most famous Italian Opera houses.