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The Vittorio Emanuele Theater is the largest opera theater building in Italy, and is the third largest in Europe after the Paris and Vienna ones.
Its construction began in 1875, on a project by Giovan Battista Filippo Basile, whose death was followed by his son Ernesto, and its inauguration took place in 1897.
Outside, a majestic staircase is flanked by two bronze groups with lions; at the end of the staircase there is a pronaos with six large Corinthian columns.
A large dome dominates the theater.
The interior has been decorated by numerous artists such as Ettore De Maria, Michele Corteggiani, Luigi Di Giovanni, Rocco Lentini, Giuseppe Enea, Enrico Cavallaro.
By Giuseppe Sciuti is the representation of the coronation procession of Roger II in the curtain.
In the original project, the largest room, called "Sala Grande", with perfect acoustics, with five tiers of boxes and gallery, could hold 3,000 spectators.
Today the new rules allow a receptivity of 1,381 places.
The ceiling consists of the characteristic "Symbolic Wheel", composed of eleven elements decorated with paintings depicting the Triumph of Music, which open upwards thus allowing ventilation of the room.
At the center of the second order of boxes is the Royal Stage, with a richly furnished private foyer.
The ONU Hall consists of a circular environment and owes its name to the ONU World Conference on Transnational Organized Crime held in 2000.
The so-called "Pompeian Hall" has a circular shape and has frescoed ceilings.
Originally reserved for nobles, it is also known as the Hall of Echo because of the particular acoustics: the reverberation that is produced by speaking inside increase as you approach the center.
The Hall of Coats of Arms recalls the traditional nineteenth-century halls of the festivities, with frescoed walls and imposing windows overlooking the historic center of Palermo.
Its name derives from the coats of arms of the noble Sicilian families that surround the walls.
The theater was in 1990 a film set for the film The Godfather - Part III by Francis Ford Coppola.
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