Teatro Alessandro Bonci

The Teatro Comunale Alessandro Bonci (Alessandro Bonci Theatre) is an opera house in Cesena, Italy.[1]

Teatro Comunale Alessandro Bonci
Interior view

The Bonci Theatre was built on the site of the old Spada Theatre starting in August 1843 on a design by the architect Vincenzo Ghinelli and was opened on 15 August 1846.

It distinguished itself immediately with the best dramatic and lyric opera productions, a fact confirmed by the presence of leading performers of the period. It was dedicated to the great tenor from Cesena Alessandro Bonci after his performances of 1904 and 1927. Bonci was born in Cesena on 10 February 1870.

The theater is a member of the Italian route section of the European Route of Historic Theatres.[2]

Detail of the facade in a 1972 photo by Paolo Monti


  1. ^ Teatro Alessandro Bonci, Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo
  2. ^ European Route of Historic Theatres Archived 2013-11-10 at the Wayback Machine