A few blocks northeast of the duomo, is Catania's dashing opera. Completed in 1890 and made for homegrown composer Vincenzo Bellini, the building's interiors are suitably lavish, from the stucco-and-marble extravagance of the foyer (known as the ridotto) to the glory of the theatre itself, wrapped in four tiers of gilded boxes. The theatre's painted ceiling, by Ernesto Bellandi, depicts scenes from four of Bellini’s best-known operas.

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