|Busseto: Teatro Giuseppe Verdi|
Country: Italy (Italia)
Location: Piazza Verdi 10
Built 1868 by Pier Luigi Montecchini and Giovanni Sivelli, into the right wing of the 13th century "Rocca" palace of the Marchesi Pallavicino (now the city hall). Interior decoration by Gioacchino Levi and Lorenzo Gelati. Named in honour of the Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi, who was born in Le Roncole near Busseto in 1813, and spent most of his life in Busseto and in his villa in nearby Sant'Agata di Villanova sull'Arda. Opened 15 August 1868 with Verdi's "Rigoletto" and Verdi's "Un ballo in maschera". Renovated in the 1990s. Re-opened Novemeber 1994. Ca. 300 seats.
Currently used for the international singing competition, "Voci Verdiani", held each June. During the summer, opera is played on an open-air stage on Piazza Verdi.
Reverse Text: "Busseto (PR), Interno Teatro G. Verdi"|
Publisher: Rotolux, Parma
Sent: from Cremona to Langenhagen (Germany), 1983
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