Venezia: Teatro San Benedetto

Country: Italy (Italia)
Region: Veneto
City: Venezia
Location: San Marco 3997/a (Salizzada del Teatro)

[First theatre on the site built 1755 for the Grimani family. Opened 6 Dec 1755 with Gioacchino Cocchi's oper "Zoe". Destroyed by fire on 5 Feb 1774.]

Second theatre built 1774-1775 by Pietro Checchia. 1787 renamed "Teatro Venier", 1810 renamed "Teatro Gallo", 1868 renamed "Teatro Rossini". 1937 converted to a cinema, major rebuilding by Carlo Scarpa, including a new facade. Renamed "Cinema Rossini". 2012 converted to a multiplex cinema with a ground floor supermarket.

Notable world premieres:

  • Giovanni Paisiello: Demofoonte (1775)
  • Peter Winter: Catone in Utica (1791)
  • Simon Mayr: Adriano in Siria (1798)
  • Ferdinando Par: La sonnambula (1800)
  • Gioachino Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (1813)
  • Carlo Coccia: Clotilde (1815)
  • Giovanni Pacini: L'ingenua (1816)
  • Gioachino Rossini: Eduardo e Cristina (1819)
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer: Emma di Resburgo (1819)
  • ... for more see Wikipedia

Links: www.comune.venezia.it, EUTA, CinemaTreasures, Wikipedia

Venezia: Teatro San Benedetto Reverse Text: "Gabriel Bella 1730-99. Dinner at the Theatre of S. Benedetto for the Dukes of the Norh. C. 1782. Oil on canvas 95x145 cm. Fondazione Scientifica Querini Sampalia, Venice"
Publisher: Muse Productions, Stroud; MU 2211
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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