Bergamo: Teatro Donizetti

Country: Italy (Italia)
Region: Lombardia
City: Bergamo
Location: Piazza Cavour 15

Built 1797-1799 as "Secondo Teatro Pubblico Riccardi" by Giovan Francesco Luccini on the site of a previous theatre (built 1783, destroyed by a fire). Opened 1799 with Pascale Anfossis's opera "L'Avaro". 1897 new fašade by Pietro Via. 1897 renamed "Teatro Donizetti" in honour of the Bergamo-born opera composer, Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848). Operated as municipal theatre since 1936. 1960 fly tower rebuilding. 1300 seats. Used for an opera season from September to November, drama and ballet performances, a biennial festival "Donizetti e il suo tempo", an operetta festival, and an international piano festival.

Notable world premieres:

  • Gaetano Donizetti: Il Pigmalione (1960)

Link: teatro.gaetano-donizetti.com

[Bergamo: Teatro Donizetti] Picture: after the 1897 fašade rebuiling
Front Text: "Bergamo - Teatro Donizetti"
Publisher: R÷mmler & Jonas, Dresden; 8951sina
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Bergamo to Arezzo, 1898

[Bergamo: Teatro Donizetti] Picture: after the 1897 fašade rebuiling
Front Text: "Bergamo - Teatro Gaetano Donizetti"
Publisher: Litografia A. Mariani, Bergamo; No. 1090
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Bergamo to Ro▀la am Harz (Germany), 1905

[Bergamo: Teatro Donizetti] Reverse Text: "Bergamo - Interno del Teatro Comunale 'G. Donizetti' - Inside of the Municipal Theatre 'G. Donizetti' - Interieur du ThÚÔtre Communale 'G. Donizetti' - Das Innere Gemeindetheater 'G. Donizetti'" [sic!]
Publisher: Edizioni Cittadini, Bergmao; 19791
Size: Modern
Not sent.


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