Handbook of Rio de Janeiro

Handbook of Rio de Janeiro

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...conflict between the people and municipal police, resulting in three persons killed and several wounded. The theatre was again totally consumed by fire on August 9th, 1851, and a third time on january 26th, 1856. The edifice 'was again rebuilt and opened to the public on january 3rd, -1857. It is by far the most solidly constructed and imposing theatre in the city and, though second in seating capacity, presents the best interior arrangements and appearance. It will seat about 1400 spectators. The building faces the Praca da Constituicao, and occupies the greater part of a whole block. The "Imperial Theatro D. Pedro II" is situated on the Rua da Guarda Velha, near the D_, edm'" Typographia Nacional, and is the present opera house of the city. just before the third burning of the S. Pedro d'Alcantara, the government erected a provisional edifice on the Campo d'Acclamacao for Italian opera, which was in use from 1851 until 1875, and introduced to the people of this city such celebrities as Rossi, Salvini, Ristori, Tamberlik, Thalberg and Gottschalk. It was then demolished, but the state still owns an extensive site on the same square and has already raised a considerable amount of money for the construction of a great national theatre, to which is to be attached a distinctively national school for the education of actors and the encouragement of the drama. The Pedro II is a rambling, lightly constructed building, originally built and for years used as a circus, utterly destitute of architectural design, and without any communication with the street except on one side, but it has by far the largest and best auditorium in the city. It was inaugurated in 1871, but its whole front has been recently reconstructed and...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959817
  • 9781236959812