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Memorable performance, beautiful and intimate theater

what a special place- this small theater offered elegance and intimate setting for experiencing... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
christopher0006
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San Francisco, California
Fine Opera in Verdi's birthplace

Though Busseto is a very tiny town, we travelled the almost hour to get there and the performance... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Valhallagirl33
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New Denver, Canada
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

This small theater, which seats only 300, was built by the people of Busseto in tribute to native son Giuseppe Verdi, the great opera composer. It occupies a portion of a 13th century palace which now also houses the city hall. It faces a beautiful...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

This site can be visited only with a guide, and the tours are in Italian. There is an English guide sheet for English-speaking visitors to take along on the guided tours. The side was nice, though, to answer some of my questions in English after...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

what a special place- this small theater offered elegance and intimate setting for experiencing opera. our box included seats with obstructed view, but we rotated locations so all could take in the full experience. most importantly, the performance was beyond expectations- top quality music from...More

1  Thank christopher0006
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Though Busseto is a very tiny town, we travelled the almost hour to get there and the performance did not disappoint. We saw La Traviata - a modern version set in the 1970s or 80s, well-sung, well-acted, and well-costumed. The theatre itself is a beautiful...More

1  Thank Valhallagirl33
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We stopped here while on a tour. Giuseppe Verdi lived here and there is a monument to him on the square. This was a rest stop for us but we had over an hour to explore the area. It was very quiet and not too...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

I was here in October 2013 for the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth and there was a wonderful concert at night in which a tenor and a soprano, a real Diva from Russia, sang several of his most famous arias with a nicely put together...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This is the magnificent intimate Opera Theatre built by the citizens of Bussola during the lifetime of Verdi as a tribute to him. But Verdi didn't want it built and refused to visit it. Don't do this if you're in the area. A gorgeous little...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2015

The theater was not as impressive as the background information on Verdi's relationship with it. It seems he was not in favor of the original construction and saw it as only a booster for the community. More interesting was the home of his mentor located...More

1  Thank connectorPhoenix
Reviewed 21 July 2015

A very helpful guide took us round the interior of this delightful 19th century theatre. It is described as 'a little bon-bon', an apt description. Holding an audience of only 300, it is intimate and beautifully decorated. Well worth a visit.

Thank Hugh C
Reviewed 29 September 2014

A theatre where he never even played is not worth the time or money to visit. It's quaint and vaguely interesting but I wouldn't bother unless your passion is all things Verdi

Thank KellyH867
Reviewed 1 September 2013

This is a lovely very small theatre, but misnamed because Verdi never set foot in it. Since it was far too small to put on an opera and there is not enough room for an orchestra, Verdi was against it's being built and felt it...More

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