The Teatro Massimo Bellini is an opera house located on Piazza Vincenzo Bellini in Catania, Sicily, southern Italy. Named after the local-born composer Vincenzo Bellini, it was inaugurated on 31 May 1890 with a performance of the composer's masterwork, Norma. It seats 1,200.
The creation of what was to finally become the Teatro Massimo Bellini took almost two hundred years, beginning with discussions following the disastrous 1693 earthquake which completely destroyed Catania. The construction of a public theatre was discussed, and a foundation stone was finally laid in 1812.
sim mal | Feb 5, 2018
at begin i was hesitating to pay 6 euro to visit a theater... but oh well no money could have been used better! the place is astonishing, seems like to be into one. of those fashion old movies! decorated and warm! if you are in Catania you must visit this place, visit will last about 30 minutes!
Joseph Ellis | Mar 30, 2018
A beautiful underrated theatre which is worth a visit if you're in Catania, especially if there is an opera or concert on.
Franziska Rosenzweig | Feb 21, 2018
Beautiful theatre. Very expensive. Therefore I bought tickets for the gallery. I don't like that 'poor folks' have to use a different entrance, in a dark side street, walking up the many stairs on a very ugly staircase.
Nuccio d'antona | Apr 8, 2018
Wonderful theater with lots of character. Inside is absolutely outstanding
Tanya Raynovska | May 17, 2018
The square is quiet and charming place to drink a coffee or take some bruschettas
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