Sarasota, FL: Historic Asolo Theatre

Country: United States of America
State: Florida
City: Sarasota
Location: Ringling Museum of Art; Bay Shore Road

Original theatre built 1798 by Antonio Locatelli of the Italian town Asolo (20 km north of Venezia). Opened 1798 with a drama by Carlo Goldoni. 1857 refurbishment by Martignano. 1929 demolished in favour of a new theatre (Teatro Eleonora Duse), while the auditorium interior decoration was stored in a warehouse.

1949 auditorium interior bought and moved to Sarasota, Florida, by the estate of John Ringling. Originally installed into one of the galleries of the Ringling Museum. 1957 moved into a specially constructed theatre building. Summer theatre festival founded by Florida State University in 1960. Home of the "Asolo Theater Company" and the "Asolo Opera Company" from 1966 to 1989. 1989 alterations. Currently used for educational programmes by the Ringling Museum. 320 seats.

[In 1989, the "Asolo Opera Company" moved into the "Sarasota Opera House". In 1990 the "Asolo Theatre Company" moved into the new "Asolo Center for the Performing Arts", where another old world theatre auditorium (a 1903 opera house from Dunfermline, Scotland) was implemented as "Harold E. and Esther M. Mertz Theatre". Total capacity: 1600 seats.]

Links: www.ringling.org, Wikidata

Sarasota, FL: Historic Asolo Theatre Reverse Text: "The Asolo Theatre, Sarasota, Florida"
Publisher: Tropical Cards & Souvenirs, Bradenton, FL
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Sarasota FL to ? [illegible] PA, 1968

Sarasota, FL: Historic Asolo Theatre Reverse Text: "Asolo Theater Interior, Sarasota, Florida. America's only 18th century European theater at the Ringling Museum of Art. Scene is a Restoration play during the annual summer Asolo Theater Comedy Festicval."
Publisher: Russell News Agency, Sarasota, FL
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Sarasota, FL: Historic Asolo Theatre Reverse Text: "18th century Asolo Theater, feature of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida"
Publisher: Natural Color Publishers, Miami Beach; NCP-3134 7210
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Sarasota, FL: Historic Asolo Theatre Reverse Text: "Asolo Theater Interior. Sarasota, Florida. Original Italian 18th century theater on the grounds, west of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art."
Publisher: Russell News Agency, Sarasota; Koppel Color Cards; PNC-4038
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

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