Teatro Malibran
Teatro Malibran
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Neighborhood: Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,776 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
It was once the home of Marco Polo. Can see tour guides on walking tours bring their entourage to view the place. Once the famous singer, Malibran, sang the La Sonnambula here and the theatre had taken her name. It is stated that she was appalled at the condition of the theatre that she refused her singing fee, instead telling the management to use the fee for the theatre.
Written February 29, 2020
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David M
Cambridge, UK2,057 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We were there to see a Daniel Cohen concert (with orchestra). We were in one of the side boxes, on the second row back, out of two rows. Visibility in the second row isn't very good, but the chairs are "freestanding" and the people in the front row kindly let us move forward a bit. Lovely theatre.
Written February 15, 2020
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Alliohna
404 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
I bought tickets for the Opera directly from La Fenice Theatre website and thought that I would be going to La Fenice itself, but this was wrong as Malibran is a completely different theatre in a different location. It’s not as impressive as La Fenice inside and outside, much more simplistic. I went to see Il scogno scipione opera, and had a 2nd row of seats on the left hand side balcony (ordine2, palco4, posto3), which was a complete waste of money as sitting behind a pair of people who block the view in front of you completely and you can’t see a thing on the stage. In order to see the performance I had to stand up throughout the opera.
Written February 15, 2019
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Hello
6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Like a previous review booked on La Fenice website and thought we would be at La Fenice but instead ended up at Malibran (be very careful when booking!). Two seats at back of one of the boxes - I could see barely a fifth of the stage (three cellos and the conductor’s right arm) and all this for only 50€ a ticket - a complete rip-off. The theatre has no bar for interval drinks not that we needed one - we left after the first half - extremely disappointed!
I would avoid!
Written November 18, 2019
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Alton, UK280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
The Malibran is the oldest theatre in Venice and specializes in presenting old and obscure operas. Although it has been renovated this theatre is well worth a visit if I my to take in the location.
Written October 8, 2017
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EgyptophileEngland
Burnley, UK228 contributions
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Nov 2022
We thought we'd go to the Malibran because it was connected to La Fenice plus it was an interesting building with a fascinating history. The Cologne dance troupe were unknown to us and it was not possible to get any additional information about the content however we would be in Venice, going to a historic theatre and saw there were seats available, the back two of four in a 'private' box close to the stage at a very reasonable price. Superb we thought! Wrong!! When we were eventually allowed inside, there was no information telling us how to find a way to the boxes. We found and asked a chap who led us along a corridor to one of the interesting looking doors. When he tried to unlock it, it wouldn't, so he wiggled and rattled the key for quite some time - so much so that I thought we would have to be seated elsewhere. He said in Italian that he knew he had the right key because he'd opened it earlier. Eventually his jangling efforts paid off but when the door opened, we saw the size of the box and our two designated seats. We were very concerned to say the least. If the two people who had booked the front two seats of this tiny space were even normal sized we would be very cramped indeed. There was NO WAY at all that the stage could be seen from the seats we had booked. I decided I would see at least some of the stage if i STOOD so my wife could move her chair into where mine would have been. The other modestly sized couple arrived and took their seats though there was absolutely no chance of my wife seeing even a quarter of the stage. The performance began but the two young dancers were so far back on the stage that my wife literally couldn't see any of it unless she leant over into where I was already standing - and, even then, only when they 'danced' into view. I kept saying "Can you see?" Eventually she said "All I want to. They are awful!" Two scruffily clad youngsters, seeming to us to be under rehearsed and making no sense with their repetitive contortions. At various times they were twitching around on the stage floor as if they were having an epileptic seizure. At one point the girl was tugging the male around by his hair in some sort of domestic abuse move which was neither informative nor edifying. The woman in the front seat of our box laid her head on her partners knee and went to sleep. Even though the view was more unimpeded then for my wife and our seats were as far forward as it was possible to be, neither of us could see much of the performance. By that time, we were so bored with what we COULD see that we didn't WANT to see. At the interval, the other couple stood up and without a word, left. Good decision. We didn't think we could stand much more of it even if we had unrestricted views now so we left too. What an utter waste of money! Selling four tickets for seats in a box that size was ridiculous. The 'performance' was not even as accomplished as any street performers and whoever paid money to book them and bring the troupe to Venice was either misled, misguided or had more money than sense. The troupe were abysmal and the Teatro Malibran has no right to be selling tickets to seats from which the performance can not even been seen.
Written November 27, 2022
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Maureen1937
Barnstaple, UK153 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
We wanted to go to the theatre whilst in Venice but didn't want a production or theatre catering mainly for tourists. The Malibran does not get the publicity of the Fenice, which may be very beautiful, but is a modern day replica. The Malibran is a little faded but but has the individual boxes and elaborate decoration.We saw an excellent production of Romeo and Juliet.
Written May 5, 2017
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Maryanne S
Hamilton, Canada401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
Only three nights for this dance company; if you read this, GET A TICKET NOW. This was one of the most incredible dance performances we have ever experienced. Had box seats; worth every penny in order to be above the performers so you can see every muscle/dance move. A bloody spectacular experience. 1.5 hours of non stop modern, innovative dance. High energy, excellent music choices. Lovely theatre. GET A TICKET. ONLY THREE DAYS FOR THIS DANCE COMPANY.
However, the philharmonic options in April, etc., look interesting as well. Good acoustics.
Written March 16, 2017
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