Theatre Luciano Pavarotti

TMunicipal Theatre Luciano Pavarotti Designed in 1838 by architect Francesco Vandelli Court of the new Teatro Comunale, then referred to as dell’Illustrissima Community Theatre of Modena, was built in three years and opened on the evening of October 2, 1841 with the work of Adelaide of Burgundy Castle of Canossa Alessandro Gandini, composer of the Court Has five tiers of boxes, the last of which intended to gallery, a fairly wide audience and related services, the City Council has a total capacity of more than nine hundred places.

A story, that of the Municipal, which alternates moments of splendor with others of decline and rebirth. Opera theater par excellence, requisite for military needs from 1915 to 1923, however for a long time also represented the dramatic disciplines, especially in the eighteen years of the ducal period (1841-1859) and in the thirty years 1955-1985 when the prose had its own here rich seasons then passed to Storchi, given back to the city in a renewed guise after a long decline.

Among the important moments of a long history we must remember the successes of the first operas by Verdi of the same period of the Comunale itself (Nabucco, Ernani), melodramas of the composer’s maturity and of the most famous Italian and foreign musicians, hired in the nineteenth century operatic billboards and of the twentieth century up to the most cultured and refined settings of the present. Finally, the first performance of Verdi’s Don Carlo in the version in five acts, without dancers, called the Modena edition. Theater of tradition by law, today the Town Hall offers annually one of the richest billboards in the Region with the opera, ballet and concert seasons, from autumn to the following late spring.

On 6th December 2007 the theater was dedicated to Luciano Pavarotti, in recognition of the figure of the great Modenese tenor.