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Opera-Dress & any other music venues?

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Opera-Dress & any other music venues?

Hello,

I have tickets to see operas at Musica in Maschera and Teatro la Fenice. Could you please tell me the expected dress at these venues?

Another question, could you tell me where else I can listen to live music? a bar or restaurant (not a nightclub or disc though)? It really doesn't matter the type of music. I live in a country without places to go for live music, so I like to fill my trips enjoying this.

I have read about evenings at St. Marks and am looking for other ideas during my stay (Oct 11-16).

Thanks.

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1. Re: Opera-Dress & any other music venues?

Nowhere in Venice requires formal evening dress at performances. Even La Fenice, though local opera lovers may put on their best dress/suit, will have lots of visitors in, at best, smart casual. It is, after all, a holiday destination.

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2. Re: Opera-Dress & any other music venues?

We were there last week, went to the opera and to a Vivaldi string concert. Dress code was smart casual, Some men were in jackets but most were more casual. A small number were in jeans or even shorts!

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3. Re: Opera-Dress & any other music venues?

At La Fenice you can dress up in your finest 'bella figura' posh frock and you will not be the only one! But you can also dress 'smart casual', as described above. Your choice, and no-one will mind whichever you choose.

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4. Re: Opera-Dress & any other music venues?

Thanks for your answers, everyone. This will help me pack.

Any ideas on the second question...places to go to hear live music? Doesn't have to be a jazz club; could simply be a mom & pop restaurant that lets Uncle Luigi sing some tunes remembering the good ole days ;)

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5. Re: Opera-Dress & any other music venues?

I do not know about singing but the Centrale in Piscina Frezzeria in San Marco used to have a pianist in the evening though I do not know if it still does.

Edited: 11:44 am, October 06, 2013
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6. Re: Opera-Dress & any other music venues?

A few places that have live music on some weeknights, with the schedule varying, so maybe check earlier in the day or in your stay for the evenings' schedules: Al Parlamento (Cannaregio - Fondamenta della Crea); Bentigodi (Cannaregio - just off Rio Morto); Taverna del Remer (Cannaregio - Campiello del Remer); Bar Torino (San Marco - Campo Manin); Al Campanile (San Marco - just off the Merceria).

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7. Re: Opera-Dress & any other music venues?

also: http://www.alvapore.it/ (Marghera, on the mainland); http://www.osteriaalbanova.it/ (Santa Croce); Osteria da Filo, l'ex Osteria Alla Poppa (Calle delle Oche - Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio); Paradiso Perduto (Fondamenta della Misericordia - Cannaregio - https:/… or http://ilparadisoperduto.wordpress.com/ )

and links to a couple of the previous for directions: http://www.alremer.com/ and http://www.bentigodi.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/alParlamento (but mostly without schedules)

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8. Re: Opera-Dress & any other music venues?

Thanks for giving me options, Robert and I_Heart. I don't think I would have ever found these sites on my own. There are some interesting things happening in Mestre. I need to see the logistics of getting there. I read Venice is safe...so would it be wise for a person to travel to Mestre alone at night?

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9. Re: Opera-Dress & any other music venues?

Venice is safe, Mestre and the mainland (Marghera) are not Venice in the least, and in certain areas are much less safe (rather unsafe, really), unless you know exactly what you are doing and where you are going. If you were to go to Mestre or Marghera, I would calculate a taxi (of which I don't know the cost, but guessing €25-35 each way maybe, just a guess) to get there and back as part of the cost of the evening. I would not walk around Mestre late at night alone unless I knew where I needed to be and where I was passing, and wouldn't stand around waiting for public transportation unless you both speak and understand Italian very well.

Edited: 2:51 am, October 08, 2013
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10. Re: Opera-Dress & any other music venues?

Thank you so much for your straight forward advice I_Heart. I think I will stick to Venice. I am sure I will have plenty of entertainment ;)