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Mamma_Love Dec 9th, 2003 02:26 PM

Want to see an Opera in Venice or Florence
When my husband and I are in Italy in March, I would like to see an opera. But I don't even know if there will be any while we are there.

Does anyone have a link to schedules?

Which city has the better venue?

RufusTFirefly Dec 9th, 2003 04:52 PM


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Thomas_Milligan Dec 9th, 2003 06:44 PM

The Venice Opera (La Fenice) is performing in temporary venues while the opera house is being rebuilt after a fire. In March, Verdi's Attila is playing March 26, 28, and 30.

Nothing seems to be scheduled for Florence during March.

The best place to see an opera would be at La Scala in Milan. Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites is playing at the beginning of the month and Bellini's Beatrice near the end of the month.

Jocelyn_P Dec 9th, 2003 06:58 PM

According to previous discussions on this board, La Scala is under major renovation and will be completed "sometime in 2004." The La Scala website does mention it, although it's in fine print. The performances are being held in another venue, apparently somewhere in the 'burbs.

RufusTFirefly Dec 10th, 2003 08:49 AM

The gala reopening of La Fenice in Venice is scheduled for this coming Sunday.

Mamma_Love Dec 10th, 2003 09:47 AM

Thanks for your help. We will be leaving Venice on the 25th, so we will just miss it. :(

Jocelyn_P Dec 10th, 2003 09:55 AM

You can also try for concerts and other happenings throughout Italy.

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