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La Fenice Theater Foundation of Venice
Founded in 1792, the Teatro La Fenice is one of the most prestigious theaters on the world scene, still today a production center of primary importance, with over one hundred and fifty opera performances per year, an important symphonic season entrusted to conductors of international caliber, ballet and chamber music concerts.

Season

The 2021-22 Season opens with Beethoven's 'Fidelio', conducted by Myung-Whun Chung.

The 2022-2023 Symphony Season. The season opening will be entrusted to Myung-Whun Chung, who will conduct Gustav Mahler's Fifth Symphony.

Other rooms or locations

Malibran Theater

Museum space

Historical Archive

Permanent exhibition dedicated to Maria Callas and her years of activity in Venice

Founded in 1792, the La Fenice Theater he has risen twice from his own ashes and from the water.

Designed by Gian Antonio Selva and built in the years 1790 - 1792, the Theater risked total destruction in 1836, due to a serious fire. It was the architects Tommaso and Gian Battista Meduna who restored it, adapting the original project. Subsequent remodeling was carried out, from 1936 onwards, by Eugenio Miozzi.

On January 29, 1996, a devastating arson destroyed the theater, which was temporarily closed for maintenance. Just 8 days after the disaster (February 6), the first financial resources were allocated by decree law and the figure of the Delegate Commissioner for reconstruction was established. Guided by the famous motto "as it was, where it was", taken from the reconstruction of the Campanile di San Marco (which collapsed in 1902 and rebuilt in 1912), the works were completed in 2003. The Teatro La Fenice, true to its name, was once again risen from the ashes, and reopened its doors on 14 December 2003 on live television with Riccardo Muti at the helm of the Orchestra and Chorus, in the presence of the President of the Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.

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There are countless significant events that have marked the history of the Phoenix: in the 19th century numerous world premieres of works by Rossini took place (Tancred, Sigismondo, Semiramide), Bellini (I Capulets and the Montagues, Beatrice of Tenda), Donizetti (Belisario, Pia de 'Tolomei, Maria de Rudenz), Greens (Ernani, Attila, Rigoletto, La traviata, Simon Boccanegra).

Even in the last century, great attention has been paid to contemporary production, with world premieres such as The Rake's Progress by Stravinsky, The Turn of the Screw by Britten, The angel of fire by Prokofiev, Intolerance by Nono, Hyperion by Maderna and recently Entführung im Konzertsaal by Kagel, Medea by Guarnieri, Mr. Goldoni from Moscow, The killer of words by Ambrosini.

With a capacity of a thousand seats, excellent acoustics, aorchestra it's a choir stable, a large international audience that is added to the assiduous local audience, La Fenice still stands as production center of primary importance, with more than one hundred and fifty opera performances per year, an important symphonic season entrusted to directors of international caliber, shows by ballet and concerts by chamber music.

Faithful to the history of the theater, the La Fenice Theater Foundation pursues a policy of consolidation of the great opera repertoire, Italian but also French, English, German (Venice's ties with Britten and Wagner have deep roots) and Slavic, faced with high musical standards and with attention to the best recent directorial experimentation, politics accompanied by continuity in research on contemporaneity (with new commissions and preparations in Italian or Venetian premiere), and by a specific interest in the Baroque repertoire.

La Fenice Theater Foundation of Venice

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The Teatro La Fenice is home to the prestigious National Piano Competition 'Premio Venezia', reserved for the best graduates at national level, and is placed under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic
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