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Historical theatres

Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Teatro Comunale di Bologna

In 1756 the Bolognese Senate, on Cardinal Lambertini's suggestionemployed the famous stage designer and architect Antonio Galli Bibiena  design a new theatreThe theatre was inaugurated in 1763 with the new opera 'Il Trionfo di Clelia' by Metastasio with music by Gluck and stage scenes by Bibiena.

Arena del Sole

Arena del Sole

The Arena del Sole is one of the historical theatres of Bologna. Its origins come to 1810. It was reopened in 1995 after eight years of reconstruction.

Teatro Duse

Teatro Duse

Seventeenth century theatre is traditionally the drama theatre of the city.

Piccolo Teatro del Baraccano

Piccolo Teatro del Baraccano

The Piccolo Teatro del Baraccano (Little Theatre of Baraccano) was constructed in the 15th century. It is part of the Conservatory of Baraccano, of which it is the west wing.

Teatro di Villa Aldrovandi Mazzacorati

Teatro di Villa Aldrovandi Mazzacorati

This intimate, originally preserved gem of a theatre in the left wing of villa Aldrovandi Mazzacorati  is the only example of a suburban private theatre  found in the area of Bologna.