Recanati - Theatre “Giuseppe Persiani”


The building of the Theatre Persiani was promoted from Monaldo Leopardi (Giacomo's father), called the "Goldoni of The Marche", with the poster-program  of 8 February 1823 and signed by the architect Tommaso Brandoni. In this poster-program  not only the rooms composing  the theatre were described, but also the placing of the orders and of the relevant boxes. The sale of the boxes would have to finance the construction of the theatre, but the 5475 shields obtained only represented a small part of the 13223.09,8 actually needed. The construction work began very late, because of the quarrels that occurred for the choice of the site on which to erect the building, as evidenced by the correspondence between the Count Monaldo and his son Giacomo: "Uncle Carlo (Antici) and I remained very surprised of your thought and desire about the placement of the new theater, since  uncle Carlo had conceived this project itself, and had it exposed several times, and he even wished it to be put in place: so that at first I thought that you and him had talked together about this design, but uncle assured me it didn't happen, [...] ". In the vote for the choice of the place, it was not, therefore, welcomed Monaldo's proposal; he had suggested the Monte Morello area, but prevailed the option of a more central area. The count, in fact, was only supported by three of the sixty-nine participants in the meeting,  whose union of subscribers took the name of “Congregation of the Society of residents of Recanati's Theatre”.

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City: Recanati (Macerata)
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