Site of the St. Charles Theaters

Site of the St. Charles Theaters (HMYTA)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70130 Orleans Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 56.995', W 90° 4.218'

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The first St. Charles Theater, built by James Caldwell with Antonio Mondelli as architect, opened on this site November 30, 1835. It seated over 4,000 and was one of the largest theaters in the world. The American premieres of Bellini's Norma took place here in 1836 and Rossini;s Semiramide in 1837. It burned March 13, 1842.

The second St. Charles opened January 18, 1843 and seated over 1,500. Some of the greatest actors of the 19th century played here; Joe Jefferson, Edwin Booth and Charles Keane. Great musicians who appeared here included Ole Bull, Henri Vieuxtemps, Jenny Lind, Henrietta Sontag and Adelina Patti. This burned June 4, 1899.

The third St. Charles opened in 1902 and was part of the Orpheum Vaudeville Circuit. Sarah Bernhardt make her final local appearance here and Rosa Ponselle her first. It was demolished in 1967.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 782766 N 3316846
Decimal Degrees29.94991667, -90.07030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 56.995', W 90° 4.218'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 56' 59.70" N, 90° 4' 13.08" W
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Area Code(s)504, 225
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 454-490 St Charles Ave, New Orleans LA 70130, US
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