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The National Theatre “Vasile Alecsandri” is the First National Theatre in Romania - built in Iasi (1894-1896), following the plans of the famous Viennese architects, Fellner and Helmer. It was inaugurated on the 1st of December 1896. Together with the theatre, its electrical factory was also inaugurated, this event marking the beginning of the electrical illumination at Iasi. In 1956, when they celebrated 140 years from the first performance in the Romanian language, the National Theatre in Iasi received the name of the greatest poet and playwright, Vasile Alecsandri (1821-1890).

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