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Teatro Rossini

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Teatro Rossini
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The Teatro Rossini was inaugurated as the ‘Teatro del Sole’ (Theatre of the Sun) in 1637, during the pontificate of Urban VIII, who granted the old stables, built by Federico Ubaldo Della Rovere, as a public playhouse. The building underwent various transformations over the years; it was subjected to a thorough reconstruction by the architect Pietro Ghinelli from  1816 to 1818, the year in which it was inaugurated as ‘Teatro Nuovo’, with an exceptional production of La gazza ladra  directed by Gioachino Rossini himself, already famous at just twenty seven. Of the old building there remains the rusticated portal by Filippo Terzi, which is still the main entrance. The plan is by Ghinelli, a neoclassical theatre ‘all’italiana’, planned on a horseshoe curve with four balconies; the curtain by the Milanese artist Angelo Monticelli was also put up at this time. The theatre received the name of Rossini in 1855. In 1934 the façade was rebuilt, the foyer modified and a large room added (now called ‘della Repubblica’) at the level of the third order of balconies. The last structural restoration was carried out during the 1970s, the theatre having been judged unsafe in 1966. Its reopening at the same time as the birth of the Rossini Opera Festival in 1980 saw the beginning of intense activity. Further work from 1998 to 2002 was needed to bring the building into line  with more recent safety norms. During the year the theatre is used for operas and concerts during the Rossini Opera Festival, and holds a theatre season, a concert season and the GAD National Festival of Dramatic Art.



piazzale Lazzarini
ownership Municipality of Pesaro
management Amat (Associazione Marchigiana Attività Teatrali)
opening hours every day during the sale of season tickets 10-13, 17-19.30

booking office open Wednesday to Saturday 17-19.30

on days of performances (Friday and Saturday) 10 -13 and 17 until the beginning of the performance; on Sundays 10-13 and 16 until the beginning of the performance

access for disabled

info 0721 387620 doorkeeper; 0721 387621 box office

Tickets available for sale on the internet www.amatmarche.it www.charta.it

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