Kamenny Island Theatre
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The Kamenny Island Theatre (Russian: Каменноостровский театр, Kamennoostrovsky teatr) is a wooden summer theatre on the grounds of the Kamennoostrovsky Palace, Kamenny Island, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Before the Theatre
Two operas of a famous Neapolitan composer Giovanni Paisiello (1740 – 1816), were premiered at Kamenny Ostrov (before this theatre was built):
- Il matrimonio inaspettato (La contadina di spirito, 1779 Kamenny Ostrov)
- Il mondo della luna (1782 Kamenny Ostrov).
The 1826 Building
The theatre was built in 1826 to a design by Smaragd Shustov in 40 days. It was intended that building would be reliable for at least seven years, however 180 years later it is still in a fine condition.
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