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(detail)1789 | architectural competition

architectural competition

Since access to the theatre was primarily by water, the announcement recommended that the designers should design an entrance from Rio Menuo at least twenty feet wide, since the gondola, the main form of transport, measured thirty-two. Participants were Pietro Checchia, Pietro Bianchi, Andrea Bon, Cosimo Morelli, Giuseppe Pistocchi, Daniele Danieletti, Sante Baseggio.

(detail)16.5.1792 | opening
The first theatre was opened with an opera by Giovanni Paisiello entitled I giuochi d'Agrigento (libretto by Alessandro Pepoli).
(detail)26.12.1837 | opening of the second theatre
In December 1836, the theatre was destroyed by fire. Rebuilt to a design by the Tommaso and Giovanni Battista Meduna.
(detail)29.1.1996 | conflagration

(detail)14.12.2003 | opening of the third theatre
The theatre was rebuilt in the 19th-century style on the basis of a design by architect Aldo Rossi. Opened with an inaugural concert of Beethoven, Wagner, and Stravinsky.


Pietro Checchia |architect - participant of the competition
Giuseppe Pistocchi |architect - participant of the competition
Pietro Bianchi |architect - participant of the competition
Andrea Bon |architect - participant of the competition
(detail)Cosimo Morelli |architect - participant of the competition

Cosimo Morelli, Italian architect, was born and died in Imola in 1732-1812. He was a representative of neo-Renaissance current in architecture, and executed works as: Theatre (1779-1780) and Duomo (1781) in Imola, and some other works in Fermo and Macerata. His most famous creation is Palazzo Braschi in Rome (1790-1804), with a facade inspired by Renaissance tradition.


IN: http://rometour.org/morelli-cosimo-1732-1812.html

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Daniele Luigi Danieletti |architect - participant of the competition




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