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Teatro Massimo Bellini is an opera house named after Vencenzo Bellini, the great composer and native of Catania.
The decision to build the theater was adopted in 1812, although the first talk about this began in the 18th century. The author of the project was Salvatore Zara Buda, who chose Piazza Nouvaluce for the construction of the theater. Salvatore planned to build a grandiose structure, but due to financial difficulties, the project was frozen, and instead of a pompous stage, a small municipal theater was built here, which was destroyed during the Second World War.
In 1870, the government decided to carry out the plans of Buda and began to look for a new place for construction. Carlo Sada was appointed supervisor of the work, but the construction was again intermittent and intermittent. The grand opening of the theater took place in 1890.
The architecture of the theater is in harmony with the 17th century buildings located nearby. The decorated foyer of the theater was faced with marble, the ceiling was decorated with scenes from four of Bellini's operas. To mark the 200th anniversary of the composer, the theater underwent a major overhaul.
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