The Teatro Comunale di Bologna, seen here on the right, stands on the Piazza Giuseppe Verde in the University district of Bologna. It is one of the most important opera houses in Italy.
Some information from Wikipedea:
While there had been various theatres presenting opera in Bologna since the early 17th century, they had either fallen into disuse or burnt down. However, from the early 18th century, the Teatro Marsigli-Rossi had been presenting operatic works by popular composers of the day including Vivaldi, Gluck, and Niccolò Piccinni. The Teatro Malvezzi, built in 1651, burned down in February 1745 and this event prompted the construction of a new public theatre, the Nuovo Teatro Pubblico, as the Teatro Communale was first called.
It was to be the first major opera house to be constructed with public funds and owned by the municipality. Although 35 of its 99 boxes were sold for private use, the terms of ownership were also unique in that they have been described as being limited to "the right to rent in perpetuity" rather than outright ownership and control.
Designed by the architect Antonio Galli Bibiena - the theatre was inaugurated on 14 May 1763 with a performance of Gluck's Il trionfo di Clelia, an opera which the composer had written for the occasion. A bell-shaped auditorium consisting of four tiers of boxes plus a royal box and small gallery with a ceiling decorated as if open to the sky was built primarily of masonry as a protection against fire. However, much work remained unfinished, the facade in particular which was not completed until 1936. Also, many of the backstage facilities which would allow for the presentations of operas were unfinished and only completed due to competition from another theatre in 1805.
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daddo (22372) 2013-12-23 0:33
Excellent urban shot Stephen. Great time of day provides a play of light and shadows without casting any section into dark undistinguished shapes.Super depth and sharpness. Thoughtful composition. Regards. Klaudio.
Royaldevon (25898) 2013-12-23 0:59
Good Morning Stephen,
A fine shot to produce a wonderful sense of place! The building looks so imposing and, yet, it is useful, sociable and seems to fit in elegantly with the modern way of life.
You have great lead lines, good light control and a fine sense of depth.
Have a great Christmas,
timecapturer (44469) 2013-12-23 2:44
super POV this and such expertly managed light. It makes the image irresistible and full of such beautiful lines and curves. Excellent detail and tones that brings out the attraction of this place superbly.
trevormoffiet (2266) 2013-12-23 3:36
Great note and great image. I love the sense of perspective with the strong lines vanishing to a point encompassed by the distant arch. Nice colours and good inclusion of people in the street and on the steps.
Silvio1953 (115145) 2013-12-23 5:38
Ciao Stephen, excellent perspective on beautiful theater, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Sergiom (53793) 2013-12-23 5:47
Une ligne de fuite magnifique qui pousse le regard très loin dans la rue. La lumière joue très bien son rôle et fait ressortir les détails. J'aime beaucoup l'alignement des arches.
Romano46 (16578) 2013-12-23 6:06
hai colto un bel punto di vista per questa bella ripresa di quella che io ritengo una delle città più belle dell'Italia, una città che mi riprometto di tornare a visitare quanto prima.
Ottima la composizione, belli i colori e soprattutto, bello il momento che hai colto: un momento di normale attività di questa bella e dotta città.
Ciao, e se non ci sarà altra occasione, auguri per un felice Natale.
Fis2 (81530) 2013-12-23 7:08
Good POV and perspective.
I like colors and light.
Have a nice evening
Didi (54667) 2013-12-23 10:33
Very nice lateral perspective of the right building
Very good lights balance with shades
Cricri (100367) 2013-12-23 11:00
Bel angle de prise, la perspective des arches de ce beau bâtiment dans l'ombre et la lumière, très belle présentation
williewhistler (12112) 2013-12-23 11:13
you have taken full advantage of a lovely light to show the lovely architectural features of the very attractive Opera House.
There is a fine perspective with pin sharp details throughout the frame.
carlo62 (26884) 2013-12-23 15:15
splendida prospettiva, caratterizzata dai portici, tipici di questa città.
Hai incluso molti elementi in questa bella composizione.
pierrefonds (54610) 2013-12-23 15:54
La répétition des arches donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du théâtre. La bonne luminosité rehausse la beauté des couleurs. Bonne soirée.
ikeharel (51495) 2013-12-24 2:08
Attractive corner on town, Stephen, with POV well chosen.
The long archs edifice gave strong sense of DOF to the well lit photo.
Nicely managed to include the bells-tower on left, yet maintaining good view all the way down the street.
My best wishes for the holidays,
Nicou (115336) 2013-12-24 2:23
Superbe image quelle perspective et compo quel tons et cette architecture avec les beaux arches et colonnes en brun et blanc et ce rendu sur le pavage superbe.
Très joyeux noël et belles fêtes
SnapRJW (28909) 2013-12-24 2:27
Hello Stephen - This is a beautiful shot which highlights the disciplined architecture of Italy, the open Piazza and the relaxed-looking pace of life. So much to enjoy here, we are going to be in Italy next year and your shots have added to my enthusiasm for the trip.
I wish you and your loved ones a very joyful Christmas and blessed 2014
npecanhuk (60192) 2013-12-24 20:45
Hi! Beautiful urban details and picture! Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen provando composition really pleased me! Tfs! Merry Christmas! Neyvan
subhendu_bagchi (25111) 2013-12-25 0:55
namaste, a nice composition here. Like the architectural building and you captured it with a nice POV. Excellent depth and clarity. Excellent one. Tfs.
cornejo (27465) 2013-12-25 3:07
Salut Stephen très belle photo de cette scène intéressante de la vie quotidienne, avec une très bonne et intéressante perspective de bel immeuble, très bien capturé dans cette image intéressante, avec une bonne netteté, la profondeur, la lumière et la couleur. Très bon et beau travail parfaitement fait, félicitations mon ami. Merci pour le partage de ce travail intéressant.
Bon après-midi et reste heureux de la semaine.
Meilleurs voeux du sud de l'Espagne.
emka (72278) 2013-12-25 23:52
Splendid view of Bologna square with arcades, specially when seen in the large format. Excellent light management, the contrast are quite strong here. Fantastic depth and sharpness.
Warm regrads Malgo
ourania (25532) 2014-01-13 10:52
a fine composition of perspectives, the setting is very well balanced in the frame and the sense of depth is irresistible. I like very much the effect of the repetitive patterns along this long façade. The shade plays a great part in the framing of this attractive setting, the light is lovely and affects agreeably the colours of the buildings and the sky. The people make the setting so lively. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (78789)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-22 23:42