Merano: Teatro Puccini /
Meran: Stadttheater "Giacomo Puccini"

Country: Italy (Italia)
Region: Trentino-Alto Adige
City: Merano / Meran

Built as "Stadttheater" for the city of Meran by Martin Dülfer. Opened 1 December 1900 with Beethoven's ouverture "Die Weihe des Hauses" and Goethe's "Faust I" (music by Eduard Lassen). 650 seats. Later renamed "Teatro Puccini / Stadttheater Meran 'Giacomo Puccini'" in honour of the Italian composer, Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924).

[Merano: Teatro Puccini / Meran: Stadttheater Giacomo Puccini] Front Text: "Das neue Stadttheater zu Meran"
Handwritten Front Text: "... Hier das _erste_ im Secessions Style erbaute Theater! ..." [This is the _first_ theatre built in the Secession style!]
Handwritten Reverse Text: addressed to "Wohlgeboren Herrn Franz Felix, Mitglied d. vereingt. Theater Graz" [Mr. Franz Felix Esq., ensemble member of the United Theatres Graz]
Publisher: J. F. A. B.
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Meran to Graz, 1904

[Merano: Teatro Puccini / Meran: Stadttheater Giacomo Puccini] Front Text: "Merano, Teatro"
Publisher: Ed. Stab. Fotograf Rud. Sticker, Merano 1926; No. 38
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Merano: Teatro Puccini; Kurhaus / Meran: Stadttheater Giacomo Puccini;  Kurhaus] Picture: above: Teatro Puccini, below: Kurhaus
Front Text: "Meran - Merano"
Reverse Text: "Meran, Theater und Kurhaus"
Publisher: Frasnelli - Keitsch, Bolzano
Size: Modern
Sent: from Merano to Recklinghausen (Germany), 1980

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