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The Teatro Filarmonico was started in 1605 by Domenico Curtoni. His design was obviously Palladian in inspiration and was originally in the form of a semicircle with an open gallery in wood. The majestic façade with its columns was erected in 1608, and the reception (now the theater's foyer) in 1612. In 1770 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed here; he was only 14 at the time. The form of the building that you see today was completed in 1729. A fire destroyed much of it in 1749, while in 1945 it was hit and damaged by bombs; it was rebuilt in 1969.
Located outside the Verona city walls, this historic Roman amphitheater was built in the first half of the first century. It was designed to accommodate more than 30,000 spectators and hosted many number of events over the years, among them plays, battles, games, and even jousting competitions during the Middle Ages. Today, the excellent acoustics and sheer size of the Verona Arena lend themselves to grandiose operatic performances. In 1913, the amphitheater staged Verdi's Aida in honor of the Italian composer's 100th birthday, its first production of the 20th century. At once a grand venue and an ancient architectural jewel, the Verona Arena should certainly not be missed, be it for a night on the town or a cultural day tour.
Since its inception, Teatro Ristori has been the venue for some of the most iconic performances the city has seen. A cozy little theater with a rather intimate atmosphere, no matter what the nature of the event or show, its bound to be an exciting one at this venue. Its schedule for the year is always packed with entertaining shows and performances of various kinds, From plays and musicals to jazz, blues and contemporary concerts.