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Teatro Massimo

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Teatro Massimo
Teatro Massimo
AddressPiazza Verdi
OwnerComune di Palermo
ArchitectGiovanni Battista Filippo Basile (1874–1880), Ernesto Basile (1891–1897)
Interior view of the Teatro Massimo
Bust of Giuseppe Verdi outside of the Teatro Massimo

The Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele is an opera house and opera company located on the Piazza Verdi in Palermo, Sicily. It was dedicated to King Victor Emanuel II. It is the biggest in Italy, and one of the largest of Europe (at the time of its opening, it was - with its area of 7730 m² - the third largest opera house in Europe after the Palais Garnier in Paris, and the K. K. Hof-Opernhaus in Vienna).[1] It is famous for its perfect acoustics.

Media interest[change | change source]

The final scenes of Francis Ford Coppola's film The Godfather Part III (1990) were filmed at the theatre, where the uncle of Francis Ford Coppola, the composer and conductor Anton Coppola, is shown conducting the opera, Cavalleria rusticana.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-01-06. Retrieved 2021-07-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Reeves, Tony. "Filming Locations for Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Part 3 in New York and Sicily". Archived from the original on 2017-12-20. Retrieved 2021-07-26.
  3. "In search of... The Godfather in Sicily". The Independent. Independent Digital News and Media Limited. April 26, 2003. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved February 12, 2016.

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