Teatro La Fenice Guided Tour
Follow us behind the scenes of one of the most important opera theatre of the world: La Fenice Theatre!
- Teatro La Fenice Guided Tour
- Visit the magnificent interiors of the theatre
- An expert hostess will provide multilingual explanations
What you can expect:
Built in 1792 in Neoclassical style following to a competitive public exam won by one of Canova’s friend, Giannantonio Selva, the theatre was at that time one of the many private theatres for theatrical and opera performing. In December 1836 a big fire destroyed the inside structure that was rebuilt one year later just like the mythical bird rebirthing from its ashes. In the nineteenth century, the theatre staged the world premieres of numerous operas, including 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, and Maria de Rudenz, and Verdi’s Ernani, Attila, Rigoletto, La traviata and Simon Boccanegra.
With a seating capacity for over one thousand people, the Fenice boasts excellent acoustics (which were improved when the theatre was rebuilt after the devastating fire of 1996), a 98-member orchestra and 66-person opera chorus, a dedicated local audience and a large international following.
The theatre is a leading creative venue, staging more than one hundred opera performances per year, a major symphonic season conducted by prominent conductors from across the globe, the full cycles of symphonies by Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms and Mahler, a contemporary repertoire focused especially on Venetian artists such as Nono and Maderna, ballets, and chamber music concerts.
Duration: about 1 hour
Avaliable every day (except for December the 25th and according to artistic rehearsals)
Languages: Italian, English, French
Children 0-5 years are free of charge
Entrance ticket is included
Change your voucher into a regular ticket at the meeting point
Campo San Fantin, in front of La Fenice Theatre (arrive strictly 15 minutes prior to departure).
You’ll receive an email at your registered address with your voucher in the file attached: please show your printed or electronic voucher for this activity at the meeting point.
The visit is subject to the artistic and technical rehearsals in the theatre.
Guaranteed departures with minimum 4 people.
Max. no. of participants: 20 people.
NOTE: In case of variation on your reservation please contact us by mail or phone 24 hours before your service (subject to avaliability).
It's recommended to book the tour at least 24 hours before the selected date.