The Teatro Argentina is an opera house and theatre located in the Largo di Torre Argentina, a square in Rome, Italy. An opera house is a theater building used for Opera performances that consists of a stage an orchestra pit audience seating and backstage facilities for costumes Largo di Torre Argentina is a square in Rome that hosts four Republican Roman temples and the remains of Pompey's Theater. Rome ( Roma ˈroma Roma is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy's largest and most populous city with more than 2 It is one of the oldest theatres in Rome, and was inaugurated on January 31, 1732 with Berenice by Domenico Sarro. Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes Year 1732 ( MDCCXXXII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Berenice or Berenike ( Greek:, Berenikē) is the Ancient Macedonian form for Attic Greek Φερενίκη ( Pherenikē Domenico Sarro ( December 24 1679 &ndash April 26 1744) was an Italian composer
It was commissioned by the Sforza Cesarini family and designed by the architect Gerolamo Theodoli with the auditorium laid out in the traditional horseshoe shape. Marchese Gerolamo (or Girolamo) Theodoli (1677-1766 was an Italian nobleman and architect best known for designing the Teatro Argentina in Rome The inside of the theatre is constructed of wood with six levels of boxes characterizing the design, and has been restored many times.
In the 19th century, the premieres of many notable operas took place in the theatre. They include Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville in 1816, and Giuseppe Verdi's I due Foscari in 1844 and La battaglia di Legnano in 1849. The Barber of Seville or The Useless Precaution ( Il barbiere di Siviglia ossia L'inutile precauzione) is an Opera buffa in two acts by I due Foscari ( The Two Foscaris) is an Opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave La battaglia di Legnano ( The Battle of Legnano) is an opera in four acts with music by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian-language Libretto by
From 1919 to 1944, more musical offerings than dramatic ones were presented, although the theatre premiered works by Luigi Pirandello, Henrik Ibsen and Maxim Gorky during this time. Luigi Pirandello ( June 28, 1867 — December 10, 1936) was an Italian Dramatist Novelist, and short "Ibsen" redirects here For other people named Ibsen see Ibsen (disambiguation. Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov ( In Алексе́й Макси́мович Пешко́в ( &ndash June 18, 1936) better known as Maxim Gorky (Максим As well, a series of operas was presented in the winter of 1944-45 in honor of the American and British troops. The theatre became the home of the Teatro Stabile company of Rome in 1994, currently directed by Mario Martone. It offers a variety of programmes, some being large-scale productions, although more plays than music or opera are presented today.