|Valletta: Royal Opera House|
Built 1862-1866 by Edward Middleton Barry. 1095 seats. Opened 9 Oct 1866 with Vincenzo Bellini's opera "I Puritani". Destroyed by a fire on 25 May 1873. Rebuilt 1873-1877. Re-opened 11 Oct 1877 with Verdi's "Aida". Destroyed by bombs on 7 Apr 1942. Several post-war plans to rebuild the theatre were unsuccesful.
Front Text: "Malta - Royal Opera House|
Type: Divided Back
Front Text: "Malta - Royal Opera House in ruins"|
Publisher: A:B.C. Library, Valetta; The Ritz Photo Studios, Sliema
Type: Real Photo
Sent: from Malta to Zagreb (Croatia) [postmark illegible, stamp with overprint "Self-Government 1947"]
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