La Fenice Theatre tickets and tours
Step into the the "most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre", La Fenice Theatre in Venice. Built in 1792 in Neoclassical s...
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Teatro La Fenice is one of the most famous and renowned opera houses in the history of European theatre. Especially in the 19th century, man...
Built in 1792 in Neoclassical style following to a competitive public exam won by one of Canova’s friend, Giannantonio Selva, the theatre wa...
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Step into the the "most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre", La Fenice Theatre in Venice. Built in 1792 in Neoclassical style the theatre was at that time one of the many private theatres for theatrical and opera performing. Although it was destroyed by a fire in 1863, the famous theatre "rose from the ashes" as it was rebuilt within a year.
Rossini’s Tancredi, Sigismondo and Semiramide, Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues) and Beatrice di Tenda, Donizetti’s Belisario (Belisarius), Pia de’ Tolomei, Maria de Rudenz, Verdi’s Ernani, Attila, Rigoletto, La traviata and Simon Boccanegra were staged here in the nineteenth century.
The numbers of La Fenice are impressive: more than one hundred opera performances per year are hosted in this leading creative venue. With a seating capacity for over one thousand people, the Fenice boasts excellent acoustics, a 98-member orchestra and 66-person opera chorus, a dedicated local audience and a large international following.