Theaters in Venice

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Theaters in Venice

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  • MoldNurseteacher
    Mold36 contributions
    Going to the opera, wow, this was special. Verdi’s “I Lombardi alla prima crocera”. Never heard of it so did some prep prior to coming to Venice and the music sounded glorious, and indeed it was simply splendid when heard in the most beautiful opera house. The interior was decoratively outstandingly beautiful.
    The only hiccough was the interval. We missed a glass of Prosecco because we did not understand the local system to obtain your drink. First you needed to find the till which was not by the bar. You pay at the till, keep your receipt and then queue up at the bar and show your receipt to a barman who then prepares your drink. We of course queued for a while and when we tried to order at the bar we’re told to go to the till, get a receipt and return. Irritating but in the scheme of things only mildly so.
    Yes, it’s expensive and it’s a treat but it’s a one-off and so worthwhile. So glad we took a risk, the memory will be for life.
    Written April 23, 2022
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  • Dmcslack
    Ballachulish, UK34 contributions
    Mid February 2020 and our first visit to Venice. This small ensemble provided an excellent evening’s entertainment within the walls of a beautiful Palace situated on the bank of the Grand Canal. It was a bit fiddly finding it, we were early and did not have the benefit of a crowd to follow, however we got there in time and soon were enjoying the opera performed by a small cast and three musicians in various rooms in the Palace. The cast moved around the audience as they played and there was an element of audience participation in the developing drama. We have some experience of small cast opera in Scotland where Scottish Opera’s Opera-go-round travels around the country playing in small venues, but in Venice, Musica A Palazzo has an extra edge. The performances were superb, highly recommend.
    Written February 25, 2020
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  • Jeffrey M
    Williamsburg, VA307 contributions
    There are only three decent operas in the world that are not in Italian. Italians invented modern music. The Scuola Grande is a marvelous old building. The show is not a substitute for La Scala or the Met, but it is enjoyable. The songs are aria, many of which non-opera buffs will recognize.
    Written February 5, 2020
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  • wadokia
    Wolverhampton, UK375 contributions
    Eat here twice once for lunch whilst out exploring, and then one evening for Dinner.
    Enjoyed both experiences lunch was Bruschetta and drinks we sat outside and people watched.
    In the evening we all had meals.
    I do just love dipping crusty bread in olive oil and balsamic vinegar yummy.
    All the evening meals were lovely I had pizza because they did my favourite anchovies and pepperoni.
    The waiting bought over some extra special olive oil which I put on my pizza with parmesan cheese it was just delicious.
    Good Menue for those wanting something else.
    Nice wine and a very friendly atmosphere.
    Written April 27, 2022
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  • GAN L
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,696 contributions
    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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  • chriswood72
    Nottingham, UK1,381 contributions
    San Basso is a Baroque style deconsecrated Roman Catholic church in St Marks Square and now serves as a concert hall.
    According to the Venetian historian Flaminio Corner, the church was erected in the year 1079. It was rebuilt after fires in 1105 and again in 1661, the latter to a design by Baldassarre Longhena.
    I had originally wished to see Virtuosi di Venezia play here but unfortunately they were not playing at this venue when we visited.
    Written December 16, 2017
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  • Innertube
    Birmingham, UK14 contributions
    This theatre is small, reminiscent of The Swan Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon, but way smaller.
    I walked past it 3x times before I realised where it was.
    If you've pre-booked tickets, you can't pick them up until about 30mins before showtime as the VERY rude woman on the ticket desk told me. The evening ticket ladies were a lot friendlier. The ushers were so helpful. They didn't speak any English but we got there in the end with my broken Italian. I wish I'd got the one ushers name, who went out of his way to show me to my seat, thank you.
    I sat in a gallery seat and they are all pretty close together. I'm 5'4" and my knees were touching the seats in front of me, so I'd hate to think how someone taller was feeling.
    Visibility of the stage was impeccable. Even when people started standing up, you still had a clear view of the stage and the artist from the gallery seats.
    The acoustics in the theatre were beautiful. For a live set, this theatre truly delivered. You could close your eyes and enjoy the music perfectly.
    This theatre is built by Italians only for Italians. I was the only none Italian there (I think) but I still enjoyed the concert.
    Written November 12, 2015
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  • spiinyynorman
    Gabriola Island, Canada104 contributions
    Part of the Fondazione Cini complex on San Giorgio Maggiore, the Auditorium Lo Squero offered an evening with the Quartetto di Venezia and their selection of Brahms.
    The performance was spellbinding. The musical choices seemed to perfectly match the ebb and flow of the ever-changing boat scene seen through the glass.
    A perfect fit for the concert hall.
    The venue is a recent conversion of a much older boatyard, and has an entire wall of glass backing the stage. It offers a dramatic view of the Bacino San Marco, the Riva, and the Giardini Pubblici.
    Absolutely worth a visit. Combine it with a trip to San Giorgio and an evening on the Giudecca.
    Written January 6, 2019
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  • Chris W
    Venice, Italy409 contributions
    The Venice Panto has returned with well-known panto names plus some new talents. It is in English but with some Italian songs by the children and a Venetian scene.

    Jack is in love with Jill, her father the Squire does not approve, Dotty Trott (Jack's mum) is behind with the rent, Nabitt the baliff demands cash, the cow Violet is sold to wicked Basil Bloodchill, who takes her to the terrible Norman Ogre who lives above the earth, his wife Mavis is not terrible, the fairy saves the day with magic beans and it is all reported on by Hunter the journalist at the News at Seven. After all this they all live happily ever after. It is all written and directed by the author Laurie Graham.

    On only 17/1/14 at 19.30 or 18/1/14 at 15.30. Tickets may be sold out, but try 515.0212.
    All proceeds to La Gabbianella, a charity for kids of female prisoners at the lady's prison in Venice.
    Written January 17, 2014
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  • Charon666
    San Francisco, CA222 contributions
    Roughly 200 years ago, none other than Napoleon rendered Venice’s famous and huge Arsenal nugatory. Ever since then, successive governments have sought a use for this immense complex—rather than tear it down and build something useful.

    The latest attempt includes 3 theatres, of which Tese and Tese Seppolcro are 2. They are very basic—and Venice is graced with far better, such as La Fenice.

    There is no signage, they are not on the maps—and they are utilised only for marginal productions that can’t draw a crowd.

    Here’s a challenge: try to get there for an evening show by the shortest route, via S. Pietro. When you get to the locked gate, you can go home—you’ve missed the performance. Probably just as well, but the walk is not a pleasant one.
    Written July 8, 2018
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