Teatro La Fenice: a must-see in Venice for its performances and a tour

La Fenice Theatre in Venice is one of the world's most prestigious opera houses and stands in the neighbourhood of San Marco. Designed by Giannantonio Selva, it was inaugurated in 1792: its stage has seen performances by famous directors and composers, such as Verdi, Strauss, Mascagni and Wagner. Two fires have seen La Fenice [Italian for The Phoenix] "rise from its ashes". The first in 1836 was probably caused by a faulty stove. It was rebuilt by Tommaso and G.B. Meduna, who revised the original project. The second was in 1996: the terrible blaze, due to arson, destroyed the entire building.
The theatre was rebuilt exactly as it was and was newly inaugurated in December 2003. The Venetian theatre features a neoclassical façade, preceded by a wide flight of steps opening out on to Campo San Fantin, and with niches containing sculptures representing Music and Dance. It has five different areas: Sale Apollinea, Sala del Teatro, Torre Scenica, North Wing, South Wing.

The concert programme for May 2023

The 2022/2023 season has a packed bill of opera and ballet. Two works by Giuseppe Verdi open and close the season. The season finale will be "La Traviata", conducted by Stefano Ranzani with the legendary production by director Robert Carsen, performed at the inauguration of the restored La Fenice. Our article explores the programme of events scheduled for May with concerts, opera and ballet. More specifically, "Orpheus and Eurydice", a crucially important work for the opera house, will see a new production entrusted to Pier Luigi Pizzi and Ottavio Dantone for the music: the last production of this opera in Venice dates back to 1995. Ballet will see a performance of "Lac", "Swan Lake" revisited by choreographer Jean-Christoph Maillot to Tchaikovsky's original music. There's no lack of initiatives in their Educational programmes for young children, teenagers, families and the under 35s.

Event calendarhttps://www.teatrolafenice.it/en/whats-on/

Would you like to visit La Fenice Theatre?

A visit to La Fenice Opera House is an absolute must-see in any visit to discover Venice. La Fenice not only offers concerts and events, it is also a temple to music, open every day to allow visitors to admire its extraordinary beauty that has made it so famous throughout the world. The tour will take you through the famous rooms with their gold decorations and stuccoes to reveal the Theatre’s backstage secrets and its protagonists and tell you the theatre’s history from its origins to modern times. The Theatre houses a permanent exhibition devoted to Maria Callas and the years she spent in Venice.  
The Theatre is open for tours every day from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  
Information https://www.teatrolafenice.it/en/la-fenice-foundation/visit-opera-house/

How to get to La Fenice Opera House
The hotel Locanda Art Deco is 5 minutes on foot from the Teatro La Fenice and is perfect if you intend to see a performance and want to stay in Venice.  

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