Bruxelles: Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (1819) /
Brussel: Koninklijke Muntschouwburg (1819)

Country: Belgium (Belgique/België)
Province: Bruxelles / Brussel
City: Bruxelles / Brussel
Location: 4, rue Leopold / Place de la Monnaie

[1st theatre built 1700 on a neighbouring site as "Grand Théâtre de la Monnaie" by Paolo Bezzi and Pedro Bezzi. Named after a royal mint in the neighbourhood. Opened 17 Oct 1700 with Lully's "Atys". Demolished 1820.]

2nd theatre built 1816-1819 as "Théâtre Royal" by Luois Emmanuel Aimé Damesme, on a neighbouring site. Opened 25 May 1819 with M. Bernard's prologue "Momus á la nouvelle salle" and Grétry's opera "La Caravane de Caire". Destroyed by a fire on 21 Jan 1855.

[Current theatre built 1855-1856 by Joseph Poelaert, on the site of the 2nd theatre.]

[Bruxelles: Theatre Royal de la Monnaie / Brussel: Koninklijke Muntschouwburg (1819)] Stamp Block (Belgium, 1980)
Text: "1830 - 1980"
Size: 10.0 x 15.0 cm

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