Teatro Comunale Ponchielli, Cremona

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The Teatro Comunale Ponchielli, as it has been known since 1986, is an opera house located in Cremona, Italy. For more than 250 years it has been that city's primary venue for opera and other theatrical presentations.

The original theatre, built in 1747, was named the Teatro Nazari, but it was renamed as the Teatro della Società in 1785. It was sometimes referred to as the Nobile Associazione. After the original theatre burned down in 1806, construction began on the present theatre soon after. The current theatre was designed by Luigi Canonica and it opened in 1808 under the name the Teatro della Concordia. Its name was changed again to the Teatro Ponchielli in 1907 after the famous native of Cremona, Amilcare Ponchielli.

In 1986 the theatre was purchased by the city of Cremona which renamed it once again as it is known today. The opening performance took place on 4 October and featured performances on the city-owned Stradivarius "Il Cremonese" and Guarneri "del Gesu" violins of 1715 and 1734 respectively.
With its original horseshoe-shaped auditorium, the theatre was remodeled in 1989 to create three box tiers and two galleries with a total of 1,249 seats.
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  • We were passing this theater when we thought we'd ask if we could have a look round. The season hadn't started yet and no productions were on during our stay in Cremona. We asked at the ticket office....  more »
  • Really nice theatre. However, when you buy tickets be mindful that some seats have very limited (or, not at all!!) view of the stage. Unfortunately we had a terrible experience at the...  more »
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