Vittorio Emanuele THEATRE
The 23rd April 1842 Don Giuseppe de Liguoro, Intendente del Vallo of Messina, laid the foundation stone of the new theatre of Saint Elisabeth (which later was named after Vittorio Emanuele).
The 12th January 1852 the theatre, not fully completed, was inaugurated on the day of King Ferdinand II’s 42nd birthday. In 1853 Saro Zagari, a local sculptor, on commission by the town hall of Messina, created a group of statues to be placed on the main façade and bas-reliefs in marble in order to enrich the building with eight medallions and with effigies of illustrious musicians and dramatists; two marble plaques in bas-relief representing “Hercules while he chooses virtue and pushes away vice” and “Hercules marrying Ebe”, Goddess of youth and the marble group representing “Time which discovers the Truth and Messina which is mesmerized by the light tries to embrace it”. Inside we can see the great fresco of Colapesce by Guttuso.
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