Goldoni Theater

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Teatro Goldoni, interior

The Teatro Goldoni is a theater in Venice that opened as the Teatro Vendramin in 1622 by the Vendramin family , with a comedy by Antonio Chioffo . It was also called the Teatro San Salvador (or Teatro San Salvatore ) or Teatro San Luca . It is the oldest surviving theater in Venice and the fourth oldest that existed in the city. It is located a few hundred meters from the Rialto Bridge in the direction of Campo San Salvador (with the church of the same name) in the San Marco district . Acts are still being played in the theater today.

It was rebuilt after the fires in 1652 and 1684. After another fire, it was reopened as the Teatro San Luca in 1720. A lot of spoken theater was played there, especially after Carlo Goldoni directed the theater from 1752. After various renovations - among other things as a result of fires (1818, 1826, 1833) - it was called Teatro Apollo in the first half of the 19th century . In 1875 it was named after Carlo Goldoni. In 1882 the theater was taken over by the lawyer Antonio Marigonda and he rebuilt it in 1909. Eleonora Duse performed here at the beginning of the 20th century . After the Second World War , there was a decline. The theater was closed due to dilapidation and expropriated in 1957. In 1979 it was reopened with a piece by Goldoni (operas, ballets, concerts, plays, children's theater). It has around 800 seats. There are performances of the Teatro Stabile del Veneto "Carlo Goldoni" .

Several operas by Gaetano Donizetti were premiered here ( Enrico di Borgogna on November 14, 1818, Una follia on December 17, 1818, Pia de 'Tolomei 1837).

A plaque in the theater recalls that on March 12, 1945, members of a resistance group stormed the stage during a performance in the presence of the German military, read a manifesto and distributed leaflets before disappearing.

See also

Web links

Commons : Teatro Goldoni  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Teatro Stabile del Veneto

Coordinates: 45 ° 26 '11 "  N , 12 ° 20' 7.1"  E