Teatro Grande

Descrizione

The Opera Theater of 1739 designed by the architect Carlo Manfredi, is situated in the same place where, one century before, in 1664, the first public theater was built in Brescia thanks to the Accademia degli Erranti. In 1789 Gaspare Turbino designed the addition of the facade with three large arches that are inserted in the arcades of Corso Zanardelli, and afterwards, the monumental staircase that leads to the entrance of the Theater. The theater hall, designed in neoclassic style by the architect Luigi Canonica in 1806, has a horseshoe shape, with five orders of box seats with frescoed loggias decorated with stuccos and gilding, for the decoration (lost in 1860 to introduce gas lighting but remade a few years later), Giuseppe Teosa used La Scala in Milan as a model.


The Ridotto, one of the most important examples of  Brescia Rococò, is a foyer adjacent to the Teatro Grande and built between 1761 and 1769 by the architect Antonio Marchetti, according to a design by Father Giovan Battista, used above all for chamber concerts.  The Ridotto has a rectangular shape with a giant order for the first two floors surmounted by a loggia and the foyer features rich decorations with frescoes, golden stuccos, mirrors and three orders of balconies that allow spectator to look out.  The ceiling with the trompe-d’oeil balustrade that looks out on a painted sky with Olympic goddesses, painted by Francesco Zugno, a pupil of Tiepolo,  Pietro Scalvini and Francesco Battaglioli (perspective architecture).

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The Opera Theater of 1739 designed by the architect Carlo Manfredi, is situated in the same place where, one century before, in 1664, the first public theater was built in Brescia thanks to the Accademia degli Erranti. In 1789 Gaspare Turbino designed the addition of the facade with three large arches that are inserted in the arcades of Corso Zanardelli, and afterwards, the monumental staircase that leads to the entrance of the Theater. The theater hall, designed in neoclassic style by the architect Luigi Canonica in 1806, has a horseshoe shape, with five orders of box seats with frescoed loggias decorated with stuccos and gilding, for the decoration (lost in 1860 to introduce gas lighting but remade a few years later), Giuseppe Teosa used La Scala in Milan as a model.


The Ridotto, one of the most important examples of  Brescia Rococò, is a foyer adjacent to the Teatro Grande and built between 1761 and 1769 by the architect Antonio Marchetti, according to a design by Father Giovan Battista, used above all for chamber concerts.  The Ridotto has a rectangular shape with a giant order for the first two floors surmounted by a loggia and the foyer features rich decorations with frescoes, golden stuccos, mirrors and three orders of balconies that allow spectator to look out.  The ceiling with the trompe-d’oeil balustrade that looks out on a painted sky with Olympic goddesses, painted by Francesco Zugno, a pupil of Tiepolo,  Pietro Scalvini and Francesco Battaglioli (perspective architecture).

Caffè del Teatro

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Aperto al pubblico il sabato e la domenica dalle ore 10 alle ore 21, compatibilmente con l'attività del teatro.
Attiva Wi-fi area che consente di connettersi a Internet gratuitamente.

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