Letters and Theatre Library

The Library has approximately 20,000 volumes and features collections from personal libraries of the coreographer Aurel Milloss, musicologist Gallia, composer Gian Francesco Malipiero; the manuscript funds section includes archives regarding the correspondence of illustrious figures in theatre and literature (Eleonora Duse, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Giovanni Pascoli, Diego Valeri, etc.). In addition to that, the library also contains a precious collections of opera librettos, some of which are rarities, once belonging to Ulderico Rolandi’s collection.
The library also features the Theatre Iconography Archives (AIT) and the Veneto Lexical Archive, together with 300 periodicals on music, theatre and dance. A specific section is dedicated to the language and literature of the Veneto.

tel. +39 041 2710234
fax +39 041 2710215
e-mail: teatromelodramma@cini.it
Some archives are available upon request only.