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La Fenice Opera House

Address: Campo San Fantin, San Marco 1965, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 786607
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Teatro La Fenice Tour in Venice
93%
Ranked #20 of 154 Activities in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This world famous opera house, burned to the ground in 1996, has been...
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Type: Operas, Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This world famous opera house, burned to the ground in 1996, has been rebuilt amongst much scandal and drama: its modern beauty and complex history ensure its place among the most celebrated monuments in Italian history.
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I went to see Simon Boccanegra, a Verdi opera that I hadn't seen before. The theatre has been magnificently restored and I felt fairly close to the action even though I was in a box. I would have been quite happy to just listen to the music but I was really impressed by the surtitles in both Italian and English.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Teatro La Fenice is an opera house in Venice. It is one of the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre as well as those in Europe.We saw and listen Puccini "Madama Butterfly" ,with the translation above the stage.We both last tickets few minutes before performance, price was 50 euros pp.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We attended an interesting performance of Bellini's I Capuletti e il Montecchi which is the original Romeo and Juliet story. The singing was good with both leading roles sung by women, as is the tradition in this piece. The set was unusual but culminated in a stunning tableau of the death scene at the end which was beautifully lit and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We saw Romeo & Juliet here, the Bellini version. The staging was excellent as was the performance. Staff were friendly, and helpful. We had a box and the theatre is totally over the top just as you would expect it to be. The place was rebuilt after the fire in the early 2000's but it looks like it did over... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It's well worth paying the entrance fee to go and do the self tour as you can do this at your own leisure. Please note you will need photographic id which they keep whilst your visiting. Hard to believe that this has only been refurbished in this century.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Teatro La Fenice is a beautiful hidden gem. It was restored to perfection after a fire in the 1990's, and now it is a state-of-the-art opera house. The acoustics are great, and the in-house orchestra and choir are excellent. I attended the dress rehearsal of the New Year's concert and it was an amazing experience. Strongly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is an absolutely beautiful venue with much to take in. The audio guide assures that you visit all the important elements of La Fenice - the main hall, the royal box, and the Apollonian banquet rooms. Take your time to enjoy the ornate hall. We found one of the smaller boxes on the first tier to be unlocked, so... More 

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Were lucky enough to get tickets for the opening night of the 2015 opera season at this most stunning opera house. The performance just happened to be on our last night in Venice, and we could not have asked for a better way to end what had been a fantastic holiday. We saw Bellini's "I Capuleti e I Montecchi" (a... More 

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Stockton Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I was extremely lucky to get a surprise trip to Venice - my favourite place in the world- for this New Year and also to go to the New Year concert here. We had toured the theatre some years ago when it reopened after renovation following the fire but were not able to go to a concert at that time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Be sure to get the headset. The history is fascinating. The audio is a bit lengthy, but when it was all over with I found myself listening to a few over again. Beautiful place.

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