Teatro Dal Verme
The Teatro Dal Verme is located on the Via San Giovanni sul Muro 2, where once the theater Politeama Ciniselli was. The Opera House was commissioned by Count Francesco Dal Verme commissioned and designed by the architect Giuseppe Pestagalli. The opening took place on 14 September 1872 with a performance of the opera instead of the Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer. In the heyday of the late 19th to the early 20th century, the Teatro Dal Verme was one of the leading opera houses and was the site of numerous world premieres such as, inter alia, Giacomo Puccini's Le Villi (1884 ) and Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera Pagliacci (1892 ). In the 1930s, the house was used as a cinema and largely destroyed during the Second World War. After partial reconstruction Teatro Dal Verme 1946, was used for various purposes. In the 1990s, the building has been modernized and now has the Sala Grande with approximately 1436 seats, the smaller Sala Piccola with about 200 seats and exhibition space Sala terrazzo. Since September 2001, the Teatro Dal Verme is run by the Fondazione I Pomeriggi Musicali whose orchestra it houses.