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Teatro Goldoni a Venezia
The Teatro Carlo Goldoni in Venice was formerly called Vendramin Theatre, Theatre of San Salvador or San Luca Theatre. It was opened in 1622 with a comedy show directed by Antonio Chioffo. Ancient Theatre Vendramin was restored twice in 1652 and in 1684 due to a fire. The '600 was the century of operas which was joined in the next century by a program of prose.
In 1752 Francesco Vendramin managed to recruit Carlo Goldoni to write some comedy.
The theater underwent several restorations even after fires or due to structural failure (1818, 1826, 1833) and in the first half of the nineteenth century changed the name to Apollo Theater to finally acquire its present name in 1875 when it was dedicated to the great author Carlo Goldoni by Angelo Moro Lin and Regina De Marchi. The play "One of the last night of Carnival" was performed the night of the inauguration.
In 1882 the Teatro Goldoni was inherited by th e lawyer Antonio Marigonda who in 1909 wanted to be designed and built the monumental facade. With its owned the theater went to meet a period of renewal and expansion of programming welcoming actors like Eleonora Duse (1902, "Francesca da Rimini" 1922, "The Lady from the Sea" and "The door closed).
In 1937 Teatro Goldoni still passed from hand being encompassed by ICSA Company.
The postwar years were the darkest seeing the closure of the theater and its expropriation (1957). It was not until 1979 for its reopening and opening with "The Landlady" by Carlo Goldoni, which brought back to the city of Venice one of its most important theaters, after a complete work of refurbishment to improve the capacity and services the public.
The hall is divided into an auditorium and four tiers of boxes and gallery of reaching a capacity of 800 seats. The stage is 12 meters wide and 11.20 deep.
The Goldoni Theatre hosts the Prose program promoted by Teatro Stabile del Veneto "Carlo Goldoni", the review of Children's Theater, performances of opera, ballets and concerts of various kinds.
Position: The Teatro Carlo Goldoni is located a few hundred meters from the Rialto Bridge, in the district of San Marco. To get from Piazzale Roma, car and bus terminal of Venice, just take the vaporetto (line 1, 82) with direction Rialto and get off at Rialto Stop. From here head towards Campo San Luca. Theatre is few meters far.
Web Site: Goldoni Theatre
Information: Ticket's counter +39.041.2402014; office +39.041.2402011 (from monday to friday from 9.00 to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m.)
Phone Bookings: from monday to friday from 3 to 5 p.m. by calling +39.041.2402019
Phone & Fax: +39.041.2402011; fax +39.041.5205241
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