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While there had been various theatres presenting opera in Bologna since the early 17th century, they had either fallen into disuse or burnt down. However, from the early 18th century, the Teatro Marsigli-Rossi had been presenting operatic works by popular composers of the day including Vivaldi, Gluck, and Niccolò Piccinni. The Teatro Malvezzi, built in 1651, burned down in February 1745 and this event prompted the construction of a new public theatre, the Nuovo Teatro Pubblico, as the Teatro Comunale was first called when it opened on 14 May 1763. (Wikipedia)

Wikipedia Teatro_Comunale_di_Bologna
Address Largo Respighi, 1, 40126 Bologna , Bologne, France
Opening year 1763, May 14th
Official website http://www.comunalebologna.it/