AUGUST 27 2021
Streaming Live april 16 2021 – H 15.30 CET
POSTPONED TO AUGUST 2021
Dramma lirico in quattro atti su libretto di Francesco Maria Piave, rifacimento dello Stiffelio
Prima assoluta dell’opera:
Rimini, Teatro nuovo, 16 Agosto 1857.
TEATRO GALLI DI RIMINI
Erected between 1843 and 1856 the Amintore Galli Theatre was inaugurated in 1857 with the first performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aroldo. Its project and neoclassical style was signed by Luigi Poletti, an architect and engineer of the Papal States. Originally it was called “Teatro Nuovo” (the New Theatre) and it changed its name in 1859 to Teatro Vittorio Emanuele II. Only later, in 1947, it was dedicated to the composer Amintore Galli (1845-1919).
The theatre’s activity was interrupted in 1943, when the building was severely destroyed by the Second World War bombings: the auditorium and the stage collapsed while the foyer was the only part that remained almost undamaged.
On 28th October 2018, after 75 years of silence, the theatre reopened to the public, welcomed by the amazing voice of Cecilia Bartoli, a world star of opera. The re-opening ceremony lasted three months, with special events like the stage performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, conducted by Valerij Gergiev with the orchestra of St. Petersburg’s Marinsky Theatre, and the show of Roberto Bolle, the world-famous dance artist, Roberto Bolle and Friends.