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Top Choice Classical Music in San Polo & Santa Croce

Palazetto Bru Zane

Pleasure palaces don't get more romantic than Palazetto Bru Zane on concert nights, when exquisite harmonies tickle Sebastiano Ricci angels tumbling across stucco-frosted ceilings. Multi-year restorations returned t…
Top Choice Opera in San Marco

La Fenice

One of Italy's top opera houses, La Fenice stages a rich roster of opera, ballet and classical music. The cheapest seats are in the boxes at the top. The view is extremely restricted, but you will get to hear the mu…
Opera in San Polo & Santa Croce

Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

Drama comes with the scenery when Italian opera favourites – Puccini’s Tosca, Verdi’s La Traviata, Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Seviglia – are performed in the lavish hall where Venice's secretive Council of Ten sociali…
Live Music in Venice

Venice Music Gourmet

Hosted in historic palaces, these gourmet musical evenings promise stirring tunes from Vivaldi and Bach, as well as Italian jazz legends, accompanied by a multicourse dinner of lagoon delights. It’s exactly how Vene…
Opera in San Marco

Musica a Palazzo

Hang onto your prosecco and brace for impact: in historic salons, the soprano’s high notes imperil glassware, and thundering baritones reverberate through inlaid floors. During performances of opera from Verdi or Ro…
Cinema in San Polo & Santa Croce

La Casa Del Cinema

Venice’s public film archive shows art films in a modern 50-seat, wood-beamed screening room inside Palazzo Mocenigo. Original-language classics are shown Monday and Thursday, while first-run independent films are s…
Classical Music in San Marco

Interpreti Veneziani

Hard-core classical fans might baulk at the idea of Vivaldi being played night after night for decades, but it truly is a fitting soundtrack to this city of intrigue. You’ll never listen to The Four Seasons again wi…
Live Music in Dorsoduro

Musica in Maschera

Music and dancing in a religious institution? Rome tried to forbid it for centuries, but the Venetian tradition continues today at the Scuola Grande dei Carmini with Musica in Maschera, concerts performed in 1700s c…
Theatre in San Marco

Teatro Goldoni

Named after the city’s great playwright, Venice's main theatre has an impressive dramatic range that runs from Goldoni’s comedy to Shakespearean tragedy (mostly in Italian), plus ballets and concerts. Don't be foole…
Live Music in Dorsoduro

Venice Jazz Club

Jazz is alive and swinging in Dorsoduro, where the resident Venice Jazz Club Quartet pays regular respects to Miles Davis and John Coltrane, as well as heating up with Latin and bossa nova beats on Tuesday and Frida…