ROSSI, Karl Ivanovich
(b. 1775, Napoli, d. 1849, St. Petersburg)

General view

Rossi Street, St. Petersburg

Starting from the Nevsky Prospekt, the theatre complex includes a square, the buildings along Rossi Street, and the Alexandrinsky Theatre. The focus of this urban ensemble is the theatre itself, which opened in August 1832 and soon established itself as one of the city's foremost dramatic venues. The main façade of the theatre is in stark contrast to the strict Doric colonnades of the symmetrically planned buildings of the Rossi Street, which are uniform in appearance.

The photo shows the Rossi Street.

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