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    Teatro Municipale Romolo Valli

    Teatro Municipale Romolo Valli is the most important theater in Reggio Emilia, located in Piazza Martiri del 7 Luglio 1960, in the historical center of the city. Romolo Valli was a well-known Italian actor born in Reggio Emilia, who, throughout his career, collaborated with Vittorio De Sica, Sergio Leone, Roman Polanski, Roger Vadim, and Luchino Visconti.   SHORT HISTORY OF TEATRO MUNICIPALE ROMOLO VALLI The building was designed and completed by the architect Cesare Costa of Modena, and built between 1852 and 1857. The works were directed by the local engineer Antonio Tegani. The theater was inaugurated on April 21, 1857, with the opera Vittor Pisani by the composer Achille Peri.   ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF THE ROMOLO VALLI MUNICIPAL THEATER The building has a rectangular plan with a length of 80 meters and a width of about 44 meters, with two additional rectangular loggias. The Romolo Valli Municipal Theater has a Neoclassical facade on two orders, in brick and marble, with Tuscan columns on the ground floor and Ionic pilasters on the upper floor. The upper part of the facade has 13 rectangular windows surmounted by bas-reliefs. Allegorical statues are placed on the entablature of the facade. The interior Read more [...]

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    Teatro Ludovico Ariosto

    Teatro Ludovico Ariosto is the second most important theater of Reggio Emilia, after the Romolo Valli Municipal Theater. The theater is located in Piazza della Vittoria, in the historical center of the city.   SHORT HISTORY OF TEATRO LUDOVICO ARIOSTO On this site, the Cittadella Theater (Teatro della Cittadella) was built between 1740 and 1741 to a design by Antonio Cugini. The Citadella Theater was destroyed by fire on the night of April 21, 1851. Traces of the old structure are still visible along the colonnade that borders the southern wall of the current theater, overlooking Corso Benedetto Cairoli. Teatro Ludovico Ariosto was erected in 1878. The project, on a design by the architect Achille Grimaldi, was financed by Ulderico Levi, a member of one of the most important Jewish families in the city. The Ludovico Ariosto Theater was designed as a space with multiple uses, suitable both for prose and for equestrian performances. In 1927, the Municipality carried out a profound renovation. The orchestra space was added, the structures necessary for the equestrian shows were eliminated, and the exterior and interior were decorated by Anselmo Govi with late Art Nouveau motifs. The last major restoration of the theater took Read more [...]