TEATRO LA FENICE

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The history of the famous La Fenice has been a long and colourful one involving legal scandals and the several fires at the theatre. The most recent was fire was caused by arsonists in 1996 but now, thanks to the efforts of two hundred plasters, artists, carpenters and other craftsmen it is now as splendid as ever.

Happier events in the theatre’s history have been its associations with many great singers, conductors and composers. Many composers chose La Fenice to present their newest works and operas which have had their world premiere there include: Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Rossini’s Semiramide and Tancredi and four works by Verdi; Attila, Rigoletto, La Traviata and Simon Boccanegra.

Two of works in this impressive list will be performed at La Fenice this season, La Traviata and Rigoletto.

PACKAGES

Operas Abroad is pleased to offer packages with tickets in the orchestra stalls or best seats in a central box and two nights with breakfast at the

Hotel Saturnia & International**** for £685
(extra night £155, single room supplement per night £79)

and at the Hotel Casanova*** for £595
(extra night £125, single room supplement £50 per night).

The offer is subject to availability and price variation at the time of booking.

This package does not include travel but we will be pleased to arrange it.

British Airways have direct flights to Venice from Gatwick and Heathrow, Easy Jet offers direct flights from Gatwick and Jet2 has direct flights to Venice from Leeds/Bradford, Edinburgh and Manchester.

THE PROGRAMME

NORMA-Bellini

Venue: Teatro La Fenice

August 27 September 4, 14 & 18 2016

Pollione Roberto Aronica Norma Mariella Devia Adalgisa Roxana Constantinescu Clotilde Anna Bordignon Flavio Antonello Ceron

LA TRAVIATA-Verdi

Venue: Teatro La Fenice

September 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 17, 23, 25 & 29 October 2, 4 & 8 2016

Violetta Valéry Maria Grazia Schiavo (6, 8, 11, 13, 15/9) Alfredo Germont Ismael Jordi (6, 8/9) Giorgio Germont Dimitri Platanias (6, 8, 11, 13, 15/9) Marcello Rosiello

Flora Elisabetta Martorana Annina Sabrina Vianello Gastone Emanuele Giannino Il Barone Douphol Armando Gabba Marchese d’Obigny Matteo Ferrara

IL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO-Rossini

Venue: Teatro La Fenice

September 22, 27 & 30 october 4 2016

Gaudenzio Davide Giangregorio Sofia Francesca Aspromonte Bruschino padre Filippo Fontana Bruschino figlio David Ferri Durà Florville Francisco Brito Un delegato di polizia David Ferri Durà Filiberto Claudio Levantino Marianna Giovanna Donadini

LA PASSION SELON SADE-Bussotti

Venue: Teatro Malibran

October 14, 16, 18, 20 & 22 2016

Justine, O, Juliette Cristina Zavalloni

Hotel Saturnia, Venice****

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offers all the services of a 4-star establishment. Its ‘La Caravella Restaurant’ is one of the most celebrated restaurants in the city, presenting its dishes in an elegant and romantic atmosphere, accompanied by impeccable service. In summer the restaurant moves outdoors to a typically Venetian inner courtyard. There are complimentary Gym passes for a fitness centre a 10-minute walk from the Hotel. The solarium terrace offers stunning views of the Venice rooftops, and the chance to unwind and enjoy a chilled aperitif after a day of sightseeing. St Mark’s Square is 200 yards from the hotel and the opera house is 120 yards away.

Saturnia Hotel Venice

Hotel Casanova, Venice***

Hotel Casanova Front 448 x 332

This comfortable hotel occupies an 18th century building located just 55 yards from St Mark’s Square. The rooms are spacious and they are furnished in 1930s style. The room facilities include Satellite TV, mini bar, air-conditioning, hair dryer and room safe. Internet Wi-Fi is available in all the public areas free of charge.

Hotel Casanova Room 448 x 332