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Teatro La Fenice

Campo San Fantin 1965, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041786607
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Ranked #5 of 218 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Operas, Theaters
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: Teatro La Fenice is the most important opera house and one of the most prestigious concert venues in Venice, with a history dating back to 1789. The... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

This opera house is definitely worth a trip. The included audio guide is very informative and offers great insight into the engaging history of the place. A pity there wasn't a performance the day we were there, or we would have come back in the evening! 9 euro well spent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful theatre...definitely one for your bucket list! Do make sure that you book the front seats when you book in a balcony.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We saw the most amazing Don Giovanni, beautifully sang and played. We also loved the production, not filthy at all as previously said but clever and subtle seeing a bit further than a moralist tale. A magical place and evening!

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Teatro la Fenice was rebuilt in baroque style, after a fire 1990s. Why did they not take the chance to something different and breath taking? Acoustics are muddied - sound of singers at full throttle bounced off the back, making me think at first they were amplified. The production of Don G was appalling. Singing adequate but the production was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

As others have said, fab orchestral playing, some great performances esp Donna Anna and Leporello (we went 11/10). Memorable evening.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I have never been to a production of Don Giovanni where it was thought necessary to show so many women with their breasts exposed and repeated sexual scenes. Really, is it so avant-garde that the producer/choreographer deems it necessary to the opera? This is not art, nor culture, nor necessary. It is Hollwood-West garbage. Everyone knows the Don was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We have been to many operas at this exquisite house over the past thirty years and are always transported by the experience, even if a couple of the productions have been a little disappointing. Usually the opposite is the case; however, with last night's 'Don Giovanni' no exception. Fantastic, simple but innovative staging, beautifully sung and played, and brilliantly acted.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I was in Venice for just a few days. I went to La Fenice but it was closed for an event. I was told it would be open the next day. And the next day I left a lunch so that I could go back to La Fenice and, when I got there, it was closed. I guess they are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have toured La Fenice and attended two operas. The building itself is magnificent and the staff is so helpful. I speak Italian but they are well prepared to assist those who don't. I had wonderful seats for both operas in box locations. I would advise to pre-order your intermission smack as it will be ready and you can avoid... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My son really loves opera and we went to Venice almost solely to see La Fenice. We didn't know what to expect, but it has an amazing history. The self-guided tour is perfect and gives you a great idea of what the opera is like when it is in use (unfortunately, no operas were being performed in August, so we... More

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