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Teatro Petruzzelli

Bari


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Opera & Concerts at a Glance

Languages

Operas are typically performed in their original language with Italian subtitles. Get the full story before the opera! Select Italy offers a variety of libretti in English to complement your opera tickets.

Dress Code

Dress nicely for Italian musical events. You may be turned away if you are dressed too casually. Opening night opera performances require a full dark suit for men, an elegant dress for ladies.

Duration

Operas, ballets and concerts can run anywhere from 1.5 to 3+ hours. Consider your evening transportation options for returning to your hotel. Some trains or public transportation may not be available after 10:30 pm.

Disability

Some theaters may be equipped for those with disabilities. Please contact Select Italy for further details.

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About the Theater

Much like La Fenice in Venice, the Teatro Petruzzelli has a story of destruction and rebirth. Originally constructed in 1903, the theater was destroyed by arson in 1991. It took years to get construction re-started, but finally, in 2009, ownership of the theater passed from private hands to the city of Bari and the theater re-opened with a performance of the Ninth Symphony by Beethoven. The theater has a history of performing forgotten works, such as the IPHIGENIE EN TAURIDE by Niccolo Piccinni, which hadn't been performed since 1779. That tradition continues after its rebirth from the flames, with exciting seasons of symphony performances and wonderfully staged opera and ballet .