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IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA

from 03 Okt 20 to 27 Okt 20
Location: 
La Fenice Theatre
Price: 
Paid admission

«Always make Barbiere! Always Barbiere!», Beethoven suggested to Rossini on meeting him in Vienna. “I cannot help but think that Il barbiere di Siviglia, by its abundance of true musical...

IL TROVATORE

from 25 Sep 20 to 13 Okt 20
Location: 
La Fenice Theatre
Price: 
Paid admission

Il trovatore (The Trobadour), premiered in Rome in 1853, is a panel of Verdi’s so told ‘popular trilogy’ alongside Rigoletto and La traviata. Themes of obsession, revenge, family...

AIDA

from 23 Aug 20 to 13 Sep 20
Location: 
La Fenice Theatre
Price: 
Paid admission

In 1860 Isma’il Pascià, the Khedive of Egypt commissioned Verdi with a composition to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal for a sum of 80,000 francs. Verdi refused, saying he...

Interno del Teatro Malibran

ENGELBERTA

from 26 Mar 20 to 28 Mar 20
Location: 
Teatro Malibran
Price: 
Paid admission

Tomaso Albinoni, a prolific composer of concertos, also wrote some fifty full-scale operas, but only Zenobia and Statira are extant in complete form.

Engelberta, on a...

Carmen

from 25 Mar 20 to 05 Apr 20
Location: 
La Fenice Theatre
Price: 
Paid admission

It’s ironic that Carmen, this stereotypical Spanish woman, was created by two Frenchmen: Prosper Mérimée and Georges Bizet.

In 1867, Bizet wrote to a friend: “my sensuous...

L’ELISIR D’AMORE

from 15 Feb 20 to 25 Feb 20
Location: 
La Fenice Theatre
Price: 
Paid admission

L’elisir d’amore (The Love Potion) premiered at Teatro della Canobbiana, Milan, on May 12, 1832. Its score, abounding in charming melodies, is arguably the most pleasing that Donizetti ever wrote...

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