Teatro Politeama Pratese

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The history of this theater was founded in 1914 when Bruno Banchini, known athlete from Prato elastic ball, commissioned by Engineer Emilio André to draw up plans for a grandiose "Politeama, a theater that was more beautiful and bigger than they existed." They spent 11 years because his dream to come true and in 1924 was given the task to Pierluigi Nervi for the coverage of the theater. Nervi was the beginning of his brilliant professional career and had the audacity to try a new material: reinforced concrete. The gatefold cover Politeama immediately became the reference symbol and is still a fine example of engineering technique. Politema is still one of the largest structures of Tuscany. The official re-opening of the theater, on 2 January 1999 with Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, starring Madelyn Monti, conducted by Roberto Gabbiani, special production for the Politeama Prato, was widely covered in the national press thanks to the special formula of the public -company, absolutely unique in Italy, designed by the indefatigable entrepreneurial passion by Roberta Betti

The history of this theater was founded in 1914 when Bruno Banchini, known athlete from Prato elastic ball, commissioned by Engineer Emilio André to draw up plans for a grandiose "Politeama, a theater that was more beautiful and bigger than they existed." They spent 11 years because his dream to come true and in 1924 was given the task to Pierluigi Nervi for the coverage of the theater. Nervi was the beginning of his brilliant professional career and had the audacity to try a new material: reinforced concrete. The gatefold cover Politeama immediately became the reference symbol and is still a fine example of engineering technique. Politema is still one of the largest structures of Tuscany. The official re-opening of the theater, on 2 January 1999 with Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, starring Madelyn Monti, conducted by Roberto Gabbiani, special production for the Politeama Prato, was widely covered in the national press thanks to the special formula of the public -company, absolutely unique in Italy, designed by the indefatigable entrepreneurial passion by Roberta Betti

Updated on 27 May 2024