Cremona: Teatro Comunale Amilcare Ponchielli

Country: Italy (Italia)
Region: Lombardia
City: Cermona
Location: Corso Vittorio Emanuele 52

[First theatre on the site built 1745-1747 as "Teatro Nazari" by Giovanni Battista Zaist. Destroyed by fire on 11 Sep 1806.]

Built 1807 as "Teatro Concordia" by Luigi Canonica. Destroyed by a fire on 6 Jan 1824. Subsequently rebuilt by Faustino Rodi and Luigi Voghera, following Luigi Canonica's 1807 designs. In the late 19th century, commonly known as "Teatro Concordia-Ponchielli" in honour of the Italian composer and theatre director, Amilcare Ponchielli (1834-1886). Officially renamed "Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli" on 12 Mar 1907.

Notable world premieres:

  • Amilcare Ponchielli: I Promessi Sposi (30 Aug 1856)
  • Amilcare Ponchielli: La Savoiarda (19 Jan 1861)
  • Amilcare Ponchielli: La vergine di Kermo (22 Feb 1870)


[Cremona: Teatro Comunale Amilcare Ponchielli] Front Text: "Cremona, Teatro A. Ponchielli"
Handwritten Reverse Text: dated 14 Jan 1929
Publisher: Ediz. Privativa Morandi, Stab. TIp. Botti & Busini, Cremona
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: to Roma [postmark ileegible]

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