Tourist Attraction in Rieti: Teatro Flavio Vespasiano
The Flavio Vespasiano theater is the main theater in Rieti. It was inaugurated on September 20, 1893, after ten years of work and refinements under the direction of Milanese architect Achille Sfondrini. It is titled to the emperor Tito Flavio Vespasiano The theater Flavio Vespasiano is the main theater of Rieti. It was inaugurated on September 20, 1893, after ten years of work and refinements under the direction of Milanese architect Achille Sfondrini. It is titled to Emperor Tito Flavio Vespasiano. Around this theater can be born many things that will bring the prestige of Italian tradition and Rieti high in the world and I will try to do this task with maximum responsibility as well as with great joy. It's not easy to be the height of a theater that has such a long and ancient history. Outside the theater appears close to the surrounding buildings and the facade can be seen in its entirety only from a lateral location due to its proximity to the antique Palazzo Vincenti Mareri. The rear facade, which ends on Via Centurioni, remains more discernible and is also not perfectly visible from the squares Oberdan and Mazzini. The west side, on Largo Cairoli, offers a more airy view of the structure and allows to observe the drum supporting the dome covered with lead plates. The main room, which with the restoration of 2005 found the "cream" tones of its first opening in the 1800s, appears with an audience of 230 red armchairs divided into two by a central corridor. On the perimeter, there are three rows of 72 pallets, 24 per square, with a logo, while at the front of the stage, at the level of the second order of stages, and immediately above the entrance is the real stage decorated with ceiling from a tempered oval by Joseph House. The balconies of the second and third order of stages, as well as that of the loggia, are decorated with sticks and stuccoes representing various musicians whose names are immediately reported below. Originally the logo could accommodate more than a hundred people, but today, for security issues, it is predisposed to accommodate only thirty-three viewers. The entire environment is dominated by a large frescoed dome. The original curtain is made by Antonino Calcagnadoro, as is the decor of the foyer. The lobby was decorated by Giuseppe Casa. The original painting of the dome was by Joseph House. This painting, damaged by the 1898 earthquake, was replaced in 1901 by a temperamental opera by Giulio Rolland, celebrating Tito and Flavio's triumph in Rome following the victory over Jerusalem. The Flavio Vespasiano theater is known for its excellent acoustics, a feature that was officially recognized in 2002 when Uto Ughi decided to award the first national aesthetic prize at the theater of Rieti, while Professor Bruno Cagli, president of the Santa Cecilia National Academy, has named the theater Flavio Vespasiano the best in the world in this regard.