Florence: Teatro della PergolaTeatro della Pergola sits on a quiet street in Florence away from the main tourist attractions. It has an unassuming exterior, which masks its rich history. Music greats, such as composers Salieri, Gluck, Verdi, Donizetti, Mascagni, all premiered works at Teatro della Pergola.
Teatro della Pergola in Florence was built in 1656, but didn’t open to the public until 1718, having been used as a private venue. It has two auditoriums - the Sala Grande with its 1,500 seats and the smaller, 400-seat Saloncino.
Though the Pergola in Florence has undergone a number of renovations, it is believed to look the same as it did when it first opened.
Each year, the Teatro della Pergola presents more than 200 productions including performances of the Amici della Musica, a chamber company; the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino festival; and the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina.