October 28, 2018
This date will go down in the history of the city of Rimini.
It is the day of the long waited reopening of Teatro Galli.
On December 28, 1943, one of the Allied bombings left it like this.
75 years later Rimini re-embraces it like that.
The thrill experienced in Rimini is something palpable.
You breathe in the air. There pride of an entire city is concealed behind this reconstruction.
But now I’d like to educate you a little bit about the history.
The Galli Theatre was inaugurated on August 16, 1857 with Giuseppe Verdi’s Aroldo. It was directed by master from Ravenna Angelo Mariani.
It was a triumph. Verdi, who was in the room, was forced to get up 27 times.
The theatre was conceived by the architect Luigi Poletti.
Modenese linked to the neo-classical Roman purist school.
There are 826 seats with three orders of boxes, called Palchi, (but without a royal box – in full spirit of the Risorgimento).
A gallery with two rows of seats and an orchestra equipped for disabled people.
The boxes are 21 for each level. The spaces are decorated with golden stuccos.
Silk satin tapestries on the walls. The armchairs are of soft purple red velvet.
And more important, it has been equipped with a cutting-edge technological equipment, talking about the point of view of the stage, acoustics and lighting system.
The stage machine will be moved by a completely computerized control.
The orchestra pit is mobile, divided into two platforms to allow the host of works with a full orchestra, while on the occasion of the prose shows it can be used to host the audience.
In the room dedicated to the audio, a column system has been installed to ensure uniform listening.
There is also an audio and video recording room for streaming and event recording.
In terms of lights, it was decided to follow Poletti’s initial choice with a lead system that replicates the ‘incandescent lamp’ effect.
What I have described to you is a real jewel that will be trodden by internationally renowned artists.
It was inaugurated with the opera star Cecilia Bartoli (originally from Rimini). Roberto Bolle is up next with a ballet performance…
A list of events that will range from Opera to classical music to ballet.
Galli Theatre enriches the city center with another cultural element.
Together with Castel Sismondo, Tiberius Bridge with the square on water, Cinema Fulgor, Domus del Chirurgo, Tempio Malatestiano and Arco D’Augusto creates a mosaic of unique history and culture.
Within 500 meters you can visit the excellence of the Romans and the Renaissance.
Now perhaps you understand why in this blog I have always laid emphasis on our historical centre.
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See you in Rimini,