The Fenice Theatre
is the oldest and largest theatre located in Venice and one of the most important theatre in Italy. The construction was built in the 18th century when the art of theatre was becoming very popular. After the fire broke it out in 1836, it had been restored and then inaugurated again with all its splendor in 2003. Today, the Fenice Theatre hosts audiences up to 900 people.
Ever since its opening night in 1792, the Fenice has hosted some of the world’s most popular operas and most highly regarded performers. Currently, the Fenice Theatre shows over one hundred operas per year. In particular, Venice has a historic connection with both Richard Wagner and Benjamin Britten, and so the works of these two composers are often performed at the Fenice Theatre. In addition to the fire of 1863, the Fenice Theatre was devastated by an arson attack in 1996. Following this tragedy, the Fenice was lovingly restored to its former glory, with the benefit of modern acoustics to make the shows even more spectacular than before. Like the city it stands in, the Fenice Theatre has been through the entire history, and yet remains a beautiful and fascinating place to visit. The Fenice Theatre is a popular attraction both for lovers of classical music and for people who don’t know Brahms from Beethoven, thanks to its architectural and artistic beauty.